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My quit, weight and surgery

Thursday, May 29, 2008

OK!! So where do I begin. It has been 20 days since I quit smoking and it is going well. I no longer use my patch, although I still have them just in case. The food is ok. It could be a lot better. I weighed at the hospital today for pre-op and I gained 3 lbs since last week. I can handle that coz at least i'm not smoking and that is a plus. I figure I can take the 3 off now that I have a better handle on the other.

It is amazingly freeing to not be smoking. I never thought I'd say that but it is. I've gone thru it before but this time is definitely different. I feel different. I just hope that it isn't coz of my surgery and once that is behind me I have other thoughts. Right now I know I will do better for surgery not smoking. I will heal better and breathe better after and all kinds of stuff. Last year after back surgery I quit for 5 wks and then started again. Maybe it was because I didn't make a conscious effort last time. It was because I was confined for 3 wks where I couldn't smoke so I let it go. This time I'm getting used to it in my own environment and I think that will help.

And last but not least, the breast reduction surgery. What can I say . I'm so excited about this. I never thought I would be. I will finally be able to buy regular bras at regular stores and not have to order them so they fit. I can never find one that fits really well off the rack. My measurements are weird. I even put them in on the Lane Bryant web site and it told me I needed to be measured by a pro to get a good fit. All these years I thought it was me. Well it is I guess. I can not contain my excitement. I can only pray that it goes well.

That about covers my vents and happiness. I want to thank all of the members of my teams for always being there when you are needed. You open my eyes and teach me . I can't ask more from my friends.
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  • INNERPUPPIE
    I quite smoking on 01.11.2007, my birthday. I smoked for 40 years, never tried to quit before but knew that when I stopped smoking it would be for the last time...and it was. Congrats on making such a good decision. If you ever want to light up again, just give me a holler and I'll find you...no matter where you are emoticon
    4638 days ago
  • TAROKIS
    Just know that if you need any advice, or just need to vent, we are all here for you. I believe in you!
    4652 days ago
  • ZENKITTY54
    Wow! So many good things! Great job on quitting smoking and it really does sound like you're ready this time! The fact that you find it freeing is a definite sign of a non-smoker. I remember the first time I got to identify myself as a non-smoker after 37 years. I requested a non-smoking room in the hotel I was going to stay at! It was liberating!!!!!! I've been smoke free for 3 years now.

    Wonderful decision on the breast reduction. Don't forget your balance will be different and be careful..lol. It's going to make a big difference in your back health as well.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm particularly fond of that one.

    emoticon Donna in Seattle
    4652 days ago
  • KATER328
    Congrats on quitting smoking! I'm glad things are going well for you in that area. Hope the surgery goes well too, I'm sure it will! :)
    4653 days ago
  • DEBBIESQ
    Thanks for stopping by to chat with me.

    Hope your surgery goes well and you are happy with your new boobs.

    I need to quit smoking too, but not going to try it until I get to goal. I don't think my nerves can handle both at the same time. But when I get skinny I'll start on the breathing better too.
    4653 days ago
  • no profile photo KC1952
    Great job on everything! Never give up, and remember to give yourself the best you can. emoticon
    4654 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2948406
    Wow! I had no idea you were going through this surgery. I just had it last May. It took me about 1 month before I could begin walking for a workout. Not hard but just around a track for a few miles. At Month 2 I was able to do very light areobics but I could do it for 45 minutes. If you are going to do some walking make sure you buy a Nike bra that is sweat resistance. They are the best and I still use them now. They will not agitate the tape or the scars. I went from a size E to a small C. Best decision I have ever made in my life. I LOVE it. I can fit into anyting now and even buy Tanks Tops!!!
    4654 days ago
  • PEANUT44EVER
    Wow, talk about being strong! YOU are the strong one, girlie!! Congratulations on the amazing feat of giving up cigarettes. Prayers on the way for a safe surgery and recovery. And congrats on the important step of taking care of yourself!!
    4654 days ago
  • BOXERMOM19
    Your doing great! keep up the good job.
    4654 days ago
  • DANDDPOFF
    Wow, you are a inspiration to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!! i need to quit smoking. and looks like your on your way with every thing else too. keep up the good work girl, we are all in this together, friends and sister alike in trying to beat this weight thing and find a better life style for us all.
    donna
    4654 days ago
  • RUHAPPYTOSEEME
    congrats on your quitting :) your doing great :) good luck on your upcoming surgery, hugsss
    4654 days ago
  • 2BFREE2LIVE
    YES IT CAN BE DONE. I DID IT AFTER THIRTY YEARS OF MORE THAN TWO PACKS A DAY. I STOPPED AFTER I WENT TO THE DOCTOR AND SHE TOLD ME I WAS HEADING FOR LUNG CANCER IF I DID NOT STOP SO I DID THAT DAY MARCH 20, 2005. I HAVE NOT EVEN WANTED TO SMOKE FROM THAT DAY TO THIS. ON YOUR SURGERY SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY AND FEEL BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF. IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY SO ARE WE. BEST OF LUCK. SANDY emoticon
    4654 days ago
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