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Day 38, not a good day

Hi guys

Been a while since I posted, needed a bit of quiet time. Hope everyone is doing well.

I was going to post this morning but the day has gone a bit sideways.

Dad in hospital in a bad way, doing 100 mile trip to be with him. Came very close to having a fag when I got the call earlier, but that ain't going to help him or me so still clinging on to my quit.

Anyway, hope you are all keeping on with your quits.

Cheers

Jim

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Oh I am sorry Jim, it must be a horrible time for you.

It's great you didn't smoke and reasoned it exactly the right way.

Sending you lots of good thoughts :)

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Thank you all very much for your kind words.

Think he will be ok. Will know more tonight.

My heart goes out to anyone who is going through tough times with loved ones. Puts everything in perspective, if you know what I mean.

Cheers

Jim

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Hi Jim,

Will keep everything crossed that the news continues to be positive.

My thoughts are with you. :)

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Hi Jim

Sorry your having a tough time and I'm really sorry to hear your dad is in hospital, your right in the fact that a cig won't help the situation but sometimes when we are that stressed all rationality goes out of the window so I really admire you for not caving in.

My thoughts are with you and I really hope your dad makes a speedy recovery and feels better soon (((big hugs)))

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Hi Jim,

Will keep everything crossed that the news continues to be positive.

My thoughts are with you. :)

Hi Skiddaw, bless you for your kind words. Just back from the hospital and hopefully he is on the mend.

Jim

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Hi Skiddaw, bless you for your kind words. Just back from the hospital and hopefully he is on the mend.

Jim

That's brilliant nws, I'm so pleased to hear it!!

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Hi Jim

Sorry your having a tough time and I'm really sorry to hear your dad is in hospital, your right in the fact that a cig won't help the situation but sometimes when we are that stressed all rationality goes out of the window so I really admire you for not caving in.

My thoughts are with you and I really hope your dad makes a speedy recovery and feels better soon (((big hugs)))

Hi Donna, thank you so much for your support. You are so right about rationality going out the window. I panicked when I got the call and then I thought I needed a fag to calm me down. To be honest I nearly caved, just glad I didn't. Thank you for the hugs :)

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Hi Donna, thank you so much for your support. You are so right about rationality going out the window. I panicked when I got the call and then I thought I needed a fag to calm me down. To be honest I nearly caved, just glad I didn't. Thank you for the hugs :)

Your very welcome mate, really glad to hear your dad is on the mend x

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Well done for perservering Jim :)

It sounds as though your dad is on the mend, which is great news. Please keep us posted and hang in there! Your strength is admirable.

*Big hugs!*

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Hi Guys

Thanks once again for all your kind words:)

Apologies that I didn't reply to you all individually, it was a long day at the hospital yesterday, and this is my first first chance to sit at a PC (not keen on posting from my phone!)

So, Dad is much better now and with a bit of luck will be discharged in the next couple of days. Obviously my primary concern is with him but this episode demonstrates once more the evils of smoking.

Basically my dad has a heart condition contributed to by years of smoking, upwards of 40 a day. He quit 2 years ago, and I am very proud of him for doing it. However he has to take Warfarin for his heart condition. He is in hospital today because for some reason the Warfarin thinned his blood to a dangerous level and he started to haemorrhage and it wouldn't stop (he lost a couple of pints). To be honest it scared the hell out of him, his wife, me and all his family and friends. When I heard the news I wanted a fag. I resisted and when I look at the connection between where my Dad is today and smoking it makes me even more resolute to make the quit stick.

Good luck to all quitters today, keep on pushing through.

Cheers

Jim

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Hiya Jim :)

So relieved your dad's on the mend, it must have been a really bad time for you both!!

Hopefully, he'll be back to normal soon, and that'll be fab :)

And well done for getting through a massively tough time without smoking - and on top of that, realising that the fags were the cause of your dad's problem!! Loads of people would have used that as a reason to spark up so you've done yourself proud!!

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