Daily Chat Saturday 9th February 2013

Daily Chat Saturday 9th February  2013

Good morning everybody, yeahhhhh it's the weekend again :) :)

Hmmmm although I said good morning, it's not very nice here in Derbyshire :( it's grey, dull, damp, cold, wet, dismal, cloudy, and flippin raining :( but apart from that it's great :D :D

I was going to dig my old rose bed today and get it ready for my summer bedding plants, but maybe not eh :o

Jillygirl, our thoughts are with you gal and you get better soon :) :)

For all you fellow quitters, stay strong and focused over the weekend, cos you know you can do it :)

For you who are thinking of quitting, then come on here and tell us, ask us questions, have a moan :o I'm not saying that we will listen to you, or answer your questions, just depends if your nice or not :D :D

You all have a good day now :)

Please use our daily chat to let us know how you are doing with your quit attempt, at whatever stage you are at - Planning, preparing, quitting, staying stopped and even relapsing....

However, if you have any specific questions, then please still post in the questions section, or if you want to blog separately on your quit story then please do so.

Remember, that any questions that you have may help others wondering the same thing.

Soooo..... chat away! :)

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  • Good Morning Pete and everyone,

    I fell asleep way to early last night, woke up at midnight sitting in the loving room with the laptop on my knee :D :D it's a wonder it didn't fall off :o :D :D somehow i still went to bed and slept until half an hour ago :o

    It's dull and grey and raining here was well, what we Scots would call a dreich day :D. Think i'd leave the flower beds as well Pete, hopefully you can do them tomorrow :)

    I hope you get well soon Jillygirl, my thoughts are with you and your family, (((((hugs))))) xx

    Have a great day everyone, whatever your doing :) xx

  • Aup Sue :)

    It sounds like you've had loadddddddds of sleep then gal :D :D I hope you feel bright eyed and cheerfull :)

  • I was up at 10am today, not long dressed though.

    Its a grand day the day here, got washing to put out :)

    I feel that today will be another good day for me and I hope for all of you too.

    We heading to the pool in the afternoon for a couple of hours, I'll pass the time by filling out my diary at the side :)

    Stew outside cleaning the car (only been washed once since we got it in July)

    Ugh just got told that 2 of my sister in laws andmfamily are coming here soon......... pass the fags..............

  • Aup Sarah,

    Am impressed gal, you bein up and dressed before dins :D :D

    Hmmmmmm your 2 sister in laws, maybe you should get some egg custard pies ready instead of fags eh :o :D :D

  • I'm raring to go Pete

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

    just need to get my backside of this chair i seem to be glued to :o :D :D

  • Ha ha ha nice one Sue :D :D

    You keep your backside in the chair gal and have a lazy one :)

  • Hi Sarah, hope you have a good day at the pool :)

    are you the same as me then, don't go in the water, i won't go in water deeper than my bath :D :D

  • I'll try Pete, but know doubt the hoardes of people here ( a whole one ) will want fed soon, so i'll need to go turn the pig on the spit, that'll do him as a snack :D :D

  • :D :D :D :D

  • I survived, ended up all 3 of them were here.

    We went a walk (a mile around the block with a very steep hill) and I feel fine, if I had done that a month ago I would have got 1/2 way round and felt breathless and needed a rest, maybe go another walk tomorrow if its nice, got loads of music on mp3 player so thats a bit of motivation ;)

  • I knew you would Sarah, and you didn't need the custard pies either :D :D

    It's good to feel the effects of not smoking as your finding out :) enjoy your walks, see if you can catch up with Andi and the gang :)

  • That's quite funny John cause the postie woke me up as well, just not as early, and he was just posting a letter :o :D

    Good for you, trying to cut back on your mouth spray :), I'm trying to do the same with my inhalator, don't want to be getting them all the time

    Hope you have a good day :)

  • Hi all, I hope you'r all fab and having a nice day :)

    Just got a message from our Jillygirl :) :) awww the poor gal aint half bin through it this week :(

    She said that she had had every side affect from the chemo you can think of :o :( so they have stopped giving her it :)

    She is back home now with her feet up resting :) and as soon as She is well enough, She will get back on here and give me a load of hassle :o I suspect :D :D

    Just thought I would let you know :)

  • Hi Pete, Thank you for letting us know how Jillygirl is doing, I really appreciate that :)

    I sooooo hope she feels better soon, having a nice rest is the best thing for her to do just now

    Love and hugs to her :) xxx

  • Hi everyone

    Thanks for letting us know about Jillygirl Pete, poor lady she has been through it. Loads of hugs for you Jillygirl if you manage to read this.

    Great pic this morning Pete, full of energy :) It's been a pretty miserable day here as well but not as cold as it has been. Shame you couldn't get the roses sorted, but maybe tomorrow.

    Sounds like you had a good night's sleep for a change Sue, you must have been tired if you fell asleep in your chair :) It's a pity the postman woke you up, they are so inconsiderate! :) It's not too bad if you are having a present delivered like John did but not for a boring old letter, especially if it's a bill. I'm imagining you now in the garden turning your pig on a spit, while holding your umbrella :)

    I'm glad you got through the time with your outlaws Sarah. Did they say anything about you giving up smoking? It's good for you to see the rewards of giving up such as not having to have a break when you were walking up that hill, good for you :)

    I've been a bit concerned about getting addicted to the NRT but keep telling myself, the main thing is giving up smoking, I will deal with the NRT when I have to but I'm not ready to give it up yet. I had to give up the niQuitin mini lozenges as they were making me ill, now on another type and have a mouth spray.

  • Hi Kazz,

    Hope you've had a great day so far :) I agree the main this is giving up smoking, I'm in the same position as you with NRT, i just wonder sometimes if that's harming me now :o tried to find out but my memory is really bad just now, i can't remember anything i read, think my one brain cell needs a jump start :D :D

  • Your right about the whole getting addicted to the nrt, but as long as you are off the fags thats the main thing.

    Im on the ecig but lowering my dose of it.

    Stew been smoking his for years now and wont admit to being addicted to it but proceeds to get on at me for smoking fags lol

    Im nearly 4 weeks into stopping and use efag less than him lol

    Good luck with your stopping

  • I have just found this, enjoy it, I use this music when I do Qigong, it might help some of you relax.

  • Thank you for this mad, it's lovely, just what i need sometimes :)

  • You can download the whole track FREE, put it on your mp3 player and drift off to bo bo. :)

  • Brill, i'll be doin that soon :)

  • Good afternoon gang. Firstly, thank-you Pete for the update on our Jilly, like we all say, never far from our thoughts. :)

    Glad you've all been having a pretty okay day. Sue, is your laptop a replacement for your hubby when you're in that loving room? :D :D I'd have a right headache if I slept that long - chance would be a fine thing. :o :D

    Weather the same down here as everywhere else (apart from Orkney! :o ).Heard the rain when I woke up, hit the snooze button 3 times, got up, out the door at 7.30 and did my run. Really pleased I didn't put it off any longer. :) Out and about with friends today and had a full english breakfast for lunch in a cafe so I'd better only eat fruit and nuts for my tea. :o

    Sarah, next time you go to the pool I think you need to get in with the kids! :)

  • Hi Andi, it is when i'm in the loving room, think i'd rather have chocolate though :D :D

    i don't know how you do your running that early :o you must feel good after though :)

    have a great evening Andi, i'm away to have tea now, see ya soon :) xx

  • I prefer to get up earlier if I can and if I can do the exercise early then it's done with for the day. :) We had a couple of cracking sunrises this week and it's noticeably getting lighter earlier each week now. :)

  • You get up earlier, how do you manage that, I sleep for hours and hours and still can't get up early :o :D you need to give me some of your energy :D :D

    It must be lovely on your run with the nice sunrises :) I loved watching them, We're still dark here at 7.30 mind you so not much to see then :D :D

  • How do you know that it's still dark there at 7.30? :D :D

  • i only know cause my son tells me, he leaves at that time for his work, otherwise i'd never know, i'm dead to the world at that time :D :D

  • Cos She's got eye's :D :D

  • :D :D :D :D

  • That told her didnt it :D :D

  • :P

  • Hey all

    Back from the pool and just had tea.

    Haha going in the pool is funny, its a fun sesion on a saturday afternoon for kids, I did think I should have gone to the gym there though.

    Yeah they did mention my not smoking, asked if I wanted to join them on the walk to try and loose some of my weight Id out on

    Thanks for the update on Jilly, hope she feels better soon, doesnt sound like she's had a good time of it at all poor lady

    Sorry to hear all of you are having horrid weather down there, its nice to hear we are getting the better weather for a change

    Im having some severe sore gums this week and lots of ulcers in my mouth..... anyone else have this problem?

  • Ah, now that's another of those things that happen when you quit. You should find something about it under the tags but it's another recovery thing cos the blood's now reaching your extremities. Try to go easy when your brushing your teeth and don't overbrush them.

  • Thanks andi. My mouth/teeth are so sore at the moment that its even sore to eat, teethmare so sensative.

    Got that corosdyl in the cupboard Im going to use instead of bbrushing till it gets better

  • Hi guys hope everyone has had a good :) every home should have a loving room lol..i like that .

    Confession ..i slipped..i've had 2 roll ups :( not proud of myself,dont know why..except i'm very tired,its been a very long tiring day and it was my first day out with lots of smokers...i just didnt have the strength, i gave in . BUT I'm determined to get back on track its just annoying because it was day 3 ,half a week..and i feel pretty bad with myself for being weak.

  • Hi Jan as i said on your blog, your not weak your human, we've all slipped up, i have more times that i can count. Just start again, you can do this, and we'll all help you all we can :)

  • Jan some people go fagfree for months and still have one or 2.

    Dont beat yourself up (or try not too) just get back on that horse.

    Tomorrow is another day

    You should sit down and write down why you want to stop smoking, what situations makes you have a fag more, how you can not put yourself in that situation and if you cant change that thing work out what you can do to make it easier for you, write down the pros and cons of smoking and work out how much a day/week and month you are going to save and then see what you can buy with that money...

    Maybe that will help you a little?

  • Aup Sarah :)

    Erm ave just found this old post about teeth & gums :o it just may help you :)

    When you smoked, you were literally smoking your gums and throat. Your gums and tissues built up a crust just like if you were smoking a salmon.

    When you quit smoking that old, hard crusty tissue will slough off and in its place you will get new, baby tissue, almost like when a baby is teething.

    Only about 1 out of 30 people that quit smoking or chewing get sore mouth, gums and tongue, but if you are affected by this symptom your mouth will feel like it is hot and on fire.

    Don't suffer with this symptom. It may last as long as 8 weeks.

    A student in one of my Nicotine Solutions classes had to have her dentures relined because there was that much of a change in her gums from quitting smoking.

    Try Amosan to relieve sore mouth, gums and tongue. Amosan is a soothing mouth-rinse. It comes in a powder and you mix it with water and rinse with it and then spit it out. It is very soothing and you will be glad you didn't suffer with this symptom.

    The active ingredient in Amosan is (or rather was) sodium perborate. When mixed with water, sodium perborate yields borate (which does nothing for your mouth) and HYDROGEN PEROXIDE.

    So, simply mix 2tsp/10ml of common first-aid type hydrogen peroxide (10 volume/3% strength) with 2tsp/10ml of warm water. Then rinse exactly as you did with Amosan. DON'T SWALLOW THE MIXTURE! (Read the warnings on the hydrogen peroxide bottle.) I used this myself last time I had a gum inflammation and it worked perfectly (and at a tiny fraction of the price of Amosan!)

    As with Amosan you shouldn't eat or drink for 20-30 minutes after rinsing. And make sure you use a fresh bottle of hydrogen peroxide, not one you've had sitting around the medicine cabinet for a couple of years and have been using to dab bloody cuts and scrapes.

    For more convenience (plus a minty taste) Colgate now markets a hydrogen peroxide oral rinse under the name Peroxyl. I haven't tried it but it appears to be widely sold across North America and no doubt other regions, and if it isn't available in your area you can buy it on eBay.

  • Thanks monky,

    I went hunting and did find this..... I have had the skin from my cheeks, gums and roof of mouth coming off, its a horrible feeling

    It doesnt feel like my mouth/tounge is on fire it feels like my gums are aching and my teeth are tingling like they are sensitive...

    Cant wait for this feeling to pass.....

  • Sarah, am so sorry gal, gosh that must be agonising :( :(

    Erm rite am off now to try to find you help :) :) but if i fail :o please feel free to use plan B :)

    Plan B -- get pis___ erm have a couple of drinks :) :D :D

  • Well done for finding this Pete - how about putting it up as a question with tags (and answer) so it'll be easier to find again in the future. :)

  • Hi Andi, yes a good idea of yours to put it on the questions :)

    Erm does that mean I have got something right for once :o :) :)

  • Of course! :)

  • How do i put it up with tags then :o ?????

  • Its nice to see Vida is joining in on todays daily chat there John ;)

  • Aup JC, I hope you've had a good day so far :) :)

    Thought maybe you may have munched on some cake before now though :o :|

  • It is agonising Monky but on the plus side its stopping me from eating all the bad stuff I love like crisps

    Will have to get into the pureed veg soup and soft fruits or anything thats not crunchy/hard to bite into :(

  • Arrrrrrr Sarah, am feelin for you gal, I am :(

    Am sorry I havnt found anything yet :( but i will broaden my search pattern :) :)

    But like you say you cant eat crisps :o ( which are no good for you ) but fruit is very good for you :) eh :)

  • Ha ha ha, but JC thats not the same as crisps :D :D

  • hey JC bugger clapshot, what about gobshut :) :D :D

  • Rinse your mouth out with a tablespoon of salt in warm water, ( old fashioned remedy ) thats all my Dentist recommends.

  • Thanks mad, going to try that now ;)

  • Hi ya Mad :)

    Yes I thought about that, but Sarah it will sting for a bit gal :o

    But yes thats what they all say Mad :) thank you :) :)

  • I'd gladly give you my pain (or even just my teeth) my ppor gums are throbbing, Im starving so had a banana which was REALLY sore :(

    Maybe Im just needing a good nights sleep,

    Couldnt sleep last night and was awake till 2am so heading to bed after take me out

    Your findings were great Monky, thank you so much for looking for that

  • JC, lovely photos, as usual, especially the Vida one - wanting to join in with the chat. :) (and the tagine fits in very well. :) )

  • JC, got a bit of something for you, errrrrm am afraid ave sampled them though :P :) :D :D


  • Sarah, that sounds really bad you poor thing. Hope it clears up quickly and you manage to get some sleep tonight. :(

  • Hi ya Andi, you goin runnin tomorrow :o or you havin a lazy day for once :) :)

  • Blimey Pete, if you've eaten all that lot you'd better get going on your rower! :o :D

  • The rower's no good gal :o :|

  • or is it me :P :o :D :D

  • Pete's on it now Andi

    canalartbyterence.com/artwo... :D :D :D

  • Ha ha ha just love it Sue :D :D :D

  • Morning Sue. :D :D :D

    Pete, wot's wrong with the rower then? And no I'm not running tomorrow cos I went today so I'll be spinning instead. :)

  • :D :D :D Morning Andi, hope your weather is good today, it's still dark here :D :D :D

  • How do you know it's dark Sue :o :D :D :D

  • I've got eyes Pete :D :D :D :D :D

  • And they must be open this time! :D :D :D :D

  • :D :D :D :D :D

  • :D :D :D :D :D

  • Nope my pal told me

    how-to-draw-cartoons-online... :D :D :D

  • :D :D :D :D

  • I'm starting to droop so I think it's time to hit the sack for me.

    Nite nite everybody and I hope you all sleep well, see you tomorrow. :) xxxxxxxxxx

  • Nite nite Andi, have a good nights sleep gal and luvs ya ta bits xxxxx :)

    Just wondering if you are goin to open up tomorrow !! cos its about time that somebody with your intelligence did, :) :)

    No no - thats meant as a compliment gal :o ;) :) :)

  • Nite Nite Andi, sweet dreams, see you tomorrow, luv ya :) xxxxxxxxxxx

  • Sorry Pete but i'm gonna have to follow Andi and go to my bed,

    nite nite, sweet dreams, luv ya :) xxxxxxxxxxx

    nite nite everybody, see you tomorrow, luv yas :) xxxxxx

  • Hey Sue, dont be sorry gal, cos when your ready for noddin, your ready gal :) :) nite nite to you, and hey !! you remember to go to bed tonight eh :o :D :D luvs ya Sue, you take care now xxxx :) :)

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