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Time is flying

Hey Y'all! I feel like the worst contributor in this community since I'm not able to frequently get on here and support other non-smokers. I will say this though: you all are in my heart every day and when I see other people struggling on Facebook blogs, I always refer them to our community on here to get some encouragement from you all.

That being said, yesterday I made 9 months smoke free and I really believe that without the support from you all, I wouldn't have gotten this far. My motive to being smoke free (when I run out of good ones) are to stay smoke free so I can rack up another month so I can post about that milestone and be happy on here with you all!

I was just thinking about the changes I've had since the last time I posted and it is safe to say that my acne break outs are gone. I was just realizing that today when I was reflecting back. My headaches are still bad as they come, but as long as I stay busy I'm okay. I've also noticed that at the end of my 8th month I was having to clear my throat some and had to cough a few times. I say that bc I haven't coughed since I quit. Anyway, other than that, I'm good to go. My face is brighter and people who haven't seen me in a while say I look great and that makes me feel great.

Oh! One more thing.. My gums... in the beginning of my journey I had a metallic taste in my mouth but that was okay bc a few ppl on here experienced it too, but for the last few months my mouth just bleeds out of nowhere. I am an avid gum chewer now but i also heard quitting causes stress to the mouth so I will be going to the dentist soon to figure out what's going on.

I apologize for the rambling, I'm just trying to play catch up. Anyway, hope everyone is having a great week without smokes and learning how to cope during tough times. That's what is most important in my opinion. Celebrations and struggles happen every day, but none are worth smoking over. I have to remember that. Love y'all and God bless!

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Great post Sheena, proud of you girl. Well done 🏆🚭

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And suddenly there is Sunshine...Thank you Sheena for a nice chat and so glad you came back to us insuring everyone that life after smoking is gooooooood !!

I like the sparkle Sheena.. !!

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hi SheenaL

you come here when you can,its good,I tend to disappear for a few days/weeks 😁

you've won your battle

,perhaps a visit to docs for blood test if dentist cant help.

you take care 😊

do keep kicking 😎

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Congrats SheenaL on 9 months, you are fighting well :)

From experience, please go to your dentist as soon as you can, sounds like you a gum infection which can result in serious consequences for your teeth and their bones....in the meantime, try rinsing with salt and water several times a day...

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Add one more Metallic taste buds here, I was trying to find the word to describe it... Alarm is about to go off,6:30 am time for coffee. Have a great day everyone.

Ok day 43, let's get going

🚭😓 Jeff

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Good job Jwk1962i if your are experiencing metallic taste that means your body it’s repairing also your taste-buds are slowly back to work ..Keep it up you are saving your life

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Hey SheenaL thanks for referring those who are struggling to our community you are a great contributor and you know we are here to support each other.

Fabulous achievement 9 months is awesome I am at almost 8 months of freedom and I can’t wait to reach 1 year..keep in touch

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