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  • #16
    wwwwwwwoooohhhhhooooooo congrats congrats wish i could give up this nasty habit..
    'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


    • #17
      I ve quit smoking for almost 1.5 months (moderate smoker for 13 years). I quit on March 30th 2003. I just quit for no reason. Went cold turkey. Did not have any major withdrawl symptoms.

      But the sad thing was symptoms of IC started after i quit smoking (not a confirmed IC sufferer yet). I dont know if it is just a coincidence. Or may be i had these symptoms for quiet sometime and tobacco was masking these symptoms. Once i quit the whole thing started showing. May be / May be not.

      Any way my respiratory system seems to be in good form and function now
      I am not a confirmed IC patient, still on the way to be diagnosed. It is my assumption that i have IC based on the symptoms i have. It can be anything else more serious and life threatning too.


      • #18
        Way to go Cak! It's always nice to have another join us in this very difficult situation. I'm over 2 months now & still going strong. Who's stronger the ciagrettte or ME. MEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kathi baby
        One Day At A Time


        • #19
          ok everyone, it's been a couple months, how are you all doing?????
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          • #20
            I'm still smoking but my husband has been smoke free for 8 months and if he lives another 8 it will be a miracle cussing cussing wink
            Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".


            • #21
              A couple of days ago when I was in our little community grocery store, there was a woman there with two little kids --- she was very carefully counting out her money to see if she could buy a whole gallon of milk --- or maybe just a quart --- then she walked up to the register and bought the gallon --- and then spent almost $5.00 on one package of cigarettes.

              I am soooo thankful that I quit smoking. I couldn't begin to afford the expense, in addition to the health problems.

              Congratulations to all you quitters!

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              • #22
                Congratulations everyone. I quit in August 2002. My husband, a 17 year 3 pack a day smoker came home on his birthday, July 23 and said he had quit that day. Cold turkey. I was so skeptical, I told him if he made it 2 weeks I would quit too. He did. I was so angry, I wasn't ready to quit. (not very supportive was I?) Anyway I quit cold turkey also and we almost killed each other the first week. I think the competition helped. I thought if he can I can, and he wanted to prove me wrong. But now I don't even miss them. Sometimes I smell other people smoking and think "Wow, that smells so bad." My husband still misses them a lot, but we saved so much money we are taking the kids to Disney World in July. That really makes it worth it. We were spending $70 a week literally up in smoke.

                So I'm happy that we quit now, and hope all of you are still not smoking.


                • #23
                  Good job JJ & hubby! I quit in March & still am smoke free. Hubby is down to 1/2 with filters & is getting ready to quit totally, he has to. That was why I quit, to give him the incentive. I really don't miss them, every now & then I think I might like one (stress) but I won't. I did take a drag of hubby's cig when we put the cat to sleep. I got so dizzzy & said "yuck". No more for me. Now if I could just lose the weight & urge to eat. Oh well. Kathi baby
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                  • #24
                    I just want to wish you all on congrats for stopping to smoke. You should be pretty proud of yourself and give yourself a pat on the back. I know thaty ou can do it. Hang in there.There's hope. one day at a time.
                    Hang in there , There is hope.
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                    Love, Debbie


                    • #25
                      I'm not a smoker, but I lived with a dad who smoked two to three packs a day for over thirty years. He coughed ALL the time. Anyway, just before Christmas of 2002, he gave us all a big present and said,"I've quit smoking." Well, it's been over seven months now and he's still smoke-free! He notices the "smoke" smell now and ya know what? After just a couple weeks of being "clean," he had stopped coughing all together. Yay!!!!!! It makes me so happy to see how proud he is of his accomplishment!!!!!
                      Even though I haven't had to deal with quitting myself, I have seen what a struggle it can be and all of you deserve a big hand!!!!!! Good job!!!
                      If you have time to worry, you have time to pray!


                      • #26
                        What a GREAT Christmas gift
                        My HB quit in Oct and hasn't picked up since and he's been living under 24/7 stress so I'm pretty darn proud of him. And, I sure miss that coughing and hacking he did every morning for an hour. Oh, he also missed his broncitis 3 times this winter.......sure with I had the guts~
                        Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".


                        • #27
                          Hello! Congratulations - I quit also two weeks ago, maybe we are Quit Day buddies (Aug 5.) BUT, I was symptom free of IC when I quit, and within a week started flaring. Is it the Nicorette? Anyone experienced that?
                          I became symptom free about six weeks ago after IC dieting for a year and getting off Neurontin. That's a whole different topic. My flare-up may not be related to smoking or not smoking but it is the worst I've ever had.
                          Congrats again!
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                          • #28
                            It could be the Nicorette. I went cold turkey in March & still am smoke-free, 5 months! I don't even think about them any more & hubby is still smoking. Just want to lose this weight *sigh* Not bad enought to go back to smoking like I did last time. HANG IN THERE!!! wink Kathi
                            One Day At A Time