Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping focused and positive. Many of you may be struggling to stay quit , as those little white sticks keep reminding your brain "hey nicotine fix"

When you get a craving think to yourself that little white stick isnt going to beat me. Grab a snack or make yourself busy, come on to this site and moan and shout , we all do it.

You will get there in the end.

Those of you who are fairly new to this site might find this article interesting on how smoking effects your pc. It opened my eyes.

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Whatever you are feeling or doing dont give up, the rewards are far greater than any cigarette.

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  • Good Morning JillyGirl :-)

    How lovely to have you opening up this morning :-) I've just popped up a big post but shall nip in and change the title... Be back in a mo xx

  • Morning Emjay, I am intrigued. :D

  • Hmmmm... there may still be gremlins about after all. It's not showing up :-(

    How are you doing Missus, great to hear that all went well the other day. Posts have been a bit all over the place here, appearing and disappearing :-/

    Let me see what is going on! :-)

  • Good Morning everyone,

    It's great to see you Jillygirl, hope your doing great :) I love you picture today, and so true, i love my house since i stopped smoking, it has a lovely clean smell, and when i light a candle i can smell the fragrance :) and my computer is much better, although it still needs a kick sometimes, that's it's age though :o :D :D

    Hope you can chase away the gremlins Emjay, they've been so annoying, and the spears aren't working :D :) Hope you have a good day, i've got the kettle on if you want a cuppa :)

    I'm away to have one :) xx

  • Good morning

    Thanks for opening up Jillygirl, great motivational pic :)

    I'm glad that your Consultant is happy with your progress and we will be thinking of you when you have your Chemo next week xxx

    Oh that's two of you who have the kettle on :) I'll bring some apples :D I noticed there was some pics of cake on your link Jillygirl, thanks :) I'll have a piece of the chocolate cake, but only piece as I'm on a diet :)

    I don't know what was wrong with me yesterday, I slept well but felt really really tired and ended up with a headache. I slept well again last night and feeling much better today.

    I went to the dentist yesterday just for a checkup. He is always going on at me to give up smoking and how it causes gum disease which leads to receeding gums. He advises me to give up smoking all the time. Yesterday he asked me if I was still smoking and I very proudly told him I had given up. He said 'right' After all the moaning he has done about it in the past I was at least expecting a well done. I remember someone on here saying that their dentist gave them a free polish as a well done. I don't suppose I need other peoples praise, I'm doing this for me but it would have been nice and I think it spurs you on.

    On yesterday's blog, someone said I probably wouldn't like bananas because they're fruit, well I don't mind bananas, I like banoffi (not sure how to spell that) pie so yes I would like some if you are having some today Sue and I love banana splits :)

    I was surprised this morning that I didn't have to scrape my windscreen before I came into work for a change. I think I will go to the supermarket at lunchtime to stock up on a few things as the snow is supposed to be pretty bad here tomorrow. It's great that I don't have to make sure I have enough cigarettes in :)

    Speak to you later xxx :)

  • Hi Kaz, y'know I think dentists just chant stop smoking parrot fashion and I wonder whether it really does make that much difference to your teeth and gums, after all you'd think he'd be able to tell on checking your teeth without having to ask. Well done to you anyway and am sure your teeth are shiny and white and are quietly thanking you themselves. When I next go to the dentist and he asks me if I smoke I'm going to say well check my teeth first and you tell me and see what he says. Anyway I don't care now, it might be the reason why I chose to stop smoking but am going to carry on stopping whether it makes a difference to my gums or not.

  • Thanks sinfree :)

    That has made me feel . You are so right, I should have told him to tell me and it might or might not make any difference as you say. I will carry on stopping as well, I don't need his praise and there are so many other reasons to stay stopped :) xx

  • Hi Kazz,

    I'm glad your feeling better today :)

    Never mind your dentist he's just an old meanie :D i'll give you a banofee pie later as a reward, seen your doing well on your diet :D :D hope you don't get too much snow, we've not had any, which is surprising, it's just been really cold.

    Will chat later :) xx

  • Right girlies, Off to get ready for ultrasound now. Typical just started to snow. Catch up later. enjoy the rest of your day. :)

  • Hi Sue

    Thanks and thanks for the offer of the banofee pie (ah that's how you spell it) :) Is that with ice cream as well like you had yesterday. If you haven't got any ice cream left, cream will do :D

    I've just been to Asda to get a few bits and bobs and it was packed, people were were piling their trollies up with milk and when went to get a loaf of bread there was hardly any left :D Makes me laugh how people panic. I didn't go to stock up just to get stuff I needed before anyone says I was doing the same thing :D

  • Bye for now Jillygirl and hope everything goes well with the ultrasound. Speak to you soon. xxx :)

  • I can't hear the sound here in work even with headphones on but the videos especially Illusion del Tiempo was really good.

  • Hi Everyone, I'll be thinking of you when you go for your scan Jillygirl, hope it all goes well :) x

    Sorry Kazz i ran out of ice cream and cream, there is some on top of then pie though :). We'll need to get a nice one for Jillygirl for when she comes back, she needs a treat :)

    I don't get how people go daft in then shops cause there's snow coming, I'm like you, i just buy as normal :)

    These clips were good John, and i don't think it sounds naff at all, it's really good :), I love that Amor and Vida joined in :)

    Hope your all having a good afternoon, will chat later :) xx

  • Yes there was loads of cream on that pie yum yum :)

  • Hi all, back from the hospital , all clear with the ultrasound.

    John those clips are brill.

    Ok got a treat 1 each couldnt resist it. :) xx


  • Hi Jillygirl, that's brill that your ultrasound was clear, it's onwards and upwards now :)

    Here's another treat for you


    polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?... for a nice relaxing bath :) xx

  • I'll get her another one :P :D :D

  • Thanks sue, hope john doesnt use all my bath treats too. Going to run the bath now thank you.

  • Rite then am ready now for anything !! ROAR !! lets do it

    Dum ti dum ti dum ti dum ti dum ti dum ti dum ti dummmmmmmmmmmmmmm tidleyummmmm


    Shhhhhh that’s got past Amor, silently does it, shhhhhh, yes court Vida doing her knitting, shhhhh ok got to the fridge, I’ll just open the door, EEEeeeeex, shhhhh JCs fridge door needs oiling huh flippin Men, OOOooooo yum flippin yum, just look at these beauties





    not too sure about this cake !!


    Rite got the looooot just got to get out a here now !! softly does it, ace that’s just ace cos Vida & Amor are, erm erm snoggin I think !! shhhhhh steady does it, shhhhh breerrrrmph !! whoooops, must have been those baked beans I had last night !!

    Rite just got to get out a the door and then am home !!


    I think I’ve done it !!!! erm although I’ve got the feeling that am being watched !! erm does JC wear hats !!

  • No I havnt :o erm ok then av lost it :D :D :D

  • :D :D :D :D :D :D Pete that's brilliant, wonder what JC will say now :D :D

  • Ave got all these cakes but nobody to eat them :o :(

    Sorry Sue I couldnt find any of that bananana cake that you had last night :(

  • That's okay Pete, you enjoy, I can get more cake, I;ll raid Johns fridge with you the next time :D :D :D

  • Those cakes look yummy, I'll have a piece of the chocolate cake if that's OK. Did you get your Champix today then? I got mine so am taking the first one tomorrow - eek.

  • Aup Sinfree :)

    Yep got it the safto :) :)

    I went to see the Doc this Morning, he checked my blood pressure and things :o :o and ok ed it, so he wrote a prescription for it, ha ha they hadnt got the starter pack in stock :( :(

    So I had to finish work early tonight to go and collect it, but have got it now :) and am the same as you :) I will take the first one tomorrow Morning - eek

    Good luck Sinfree :) :)

    I hope that we can help each other through this :) and maybe others as well :) :)

  • That's good. You're a more patient person than me, that really is the last straw when you go with your prescription and they haven't got any!! Still you've got them now, after the trials you've had trying to get hold of the stuff, the giving up should be a doddle. I see somewhere else you set your quit date for next Saturday. I could set that day too, its as good a day as any. I'm still only smoking 2 cigarettes a day and lozenges the rest of the time. I found out today there's a couple of people at work have stopped smoking this week although I don't think they're using anything at all to help them stop.

    I think Orkneysarah is using Champix too.

  • Hi Jillygirl :) :) :) :)

    Oooooo its so nice to see you open up again gal :) :) and its an allllllllllllllll clear for you with the ultrasound toooooooo yippeeeeeee :) :)

    That tells me that you have beat it Jillygirl :) :) although you've still got to have chemo and you may need a wig :( well I think your Hubby should have 1 as well :) :)



    So now you've got one each :o :) :D :D

  • Aup Sue :) :) what you bin upto today then :o skying in the snow :) :)

  • We didn't get any snow Pete :(, but we're getting it tomorrow, yeeeeesssss, I can build snowmen then, or maybe go sledging, if we get enough of it :) :D :D

    Today was just cold and windy, went to the shops and the wind blew me off my feet

    images.clipartof.com/small/... :D :D

  • That's the one thing I hate about snow Mad, every time I fall now I break something, a couple of years ago it was both my wrists at the same time, that was fun :D :D but i don't want to do it again

  • OMG Mad you must never leave the house when it snows

  • Dont go near a MAGNET :D :D :D :D

  • That was the same for Kazz, all the bread was gone from her shop as well John, It's funny how people think :o :D

  • Have you gone to bed Pete :o well I have to do the same, I'm sitting here nodding

    nite nite everyone, sweet dreams luv yas :) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Its what you call panic buying :o

  • Yep

  • Yes Sue am about to go to bed, cos ave got to start at 6 tomorrow morning :( dont know what time I will get home tomorrow night :o :( :(

    Nite nite Sue & everybody, luvs ya all to bits a do :) :)

  • Looks like everyone has gone to bed now. For those taking Champix tomorrow don't forget to have something to eat before you take your first tablet as it stops any nausea even if it's only a biscuit.

    It's snowing quite a lot here now and sticking. I've just driven home in it and it was quite exciting, the roads are ok up to now. I don't like walking in snow, it's different if it's nice fresh snow but once it's on the pavements getting compacted or going slushy I hate it.

    That must have been agony Sue, breaking both wrists at the same time ... double ouch. Mad there is no wonder you don't want to go out in the snow, what you've had done sounds very painful, excruciating in fact. You both take care out there tomorrow.

    My mum went to Morrisons today and she said it was packed in there as well :)

    I know you've gone to bed now Peetie Weetie, sorry I missed you again, but great job getting to JC's cakes hahahaha :) Very inventive and you are very light on your feet, shame about the beans last night :o

    Hi Jillygirl, I'm glad you got the all clear on your ultrasound, that's brilliant news. You have done so well and been so brave. Enjoy your nice relaxing bath, you deserve it. xxxx :)

    You didn't tell us what sort of cakes you bought JC, you know we like loads of detail where cakes are concerned, well I do :)

    Good night everyone, speak to you all tomorrow. Sleep well and sweet dreams xxx

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