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Imagezuzu
Jun 12, 2010 11:17 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
If you want to discuss the joys and frustrations of our choice to continue smoking, come on over to my new smokers' cubit:

http://cubits.org/smokers/

If anyone starts nagging us to quit, I promise I'll hit the "ban" button.

I just love Cubits.org. You know we couldn't have had this kind of forum in DG.
KathleenC
Jun 13, 2010 12:12 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
Rolling on the floor laughing Good for you, Zuzu. I won't be visiting for my own reasons (former smoker, wouldn't ever go back), but you are entitled. And you are welcome to visit the Tea Party cubit, too! It's not mine, but it is also something that wouldn't be allowed elsewhere.

http://cubits.org/Liberty/
Imagezuzu
Jun 13, 2010 4:03 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
Thanks, Kathleen, I did visit, as you suggested, and it's a fascinating place. Not the right fit for me. I tend to be more libertarian than conservative. I'm a Goldwater Republican, for lack of a better description: fiscal conservative/social liberal. I love the discussions there, despite the presence of a couple of people who never impressed me much in DG. It's amazing how much more intelligent people sound when they're not worried about being shut down.
KathleenC
Jun 13, 2010 5:43 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
I do think there are a few of your Libertarian buddies over there, Zuzu. It's funny, I took a 'test' on the internet once that was supposed to give you some idea of where your ideas put you on the political scale and I was a solid libertarian, but I usually think those views go a little too far for me. A lot of us just don't fall into nice neat categories, do we? I'm just really, really sure what I am NOT! LOL
Imagewcgypsy
Jun 13, 2010 6:53 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
I'm not anything and I don't identify with any of them. Do not like politicians...they just say what they think the majority wants to hear at any given moment...they can be 'bought'...what's the word for that?
Imagezuzu
Jun 13, 2010 7:39 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
My word for it is "weasel." They're all weasels.
Imagewcgypsy
Jun 13, 2010 9:33 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
There you go...lol...
scrwylouie
Jun 23, 2010 5:53 PM CST
Inland Empire, CA
Ok, Zuzu, I admit it, I smoke. Would love to quit AGAIN!! I didn't buy any today but bumming from my kids! It's hard to quit when everyone around you smokes. It's getting much too expensive and I just don't enjoy it anymore. Why did I start smoking after not for 20 years, I'll never know.
KathleenC
Jun 23, 2010 6:03 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
That's how I quit, Louise. I gave my cigarettes to my neighbors and they doled them out to me in the evening - one or two at the most. Little by little, I lost the craving enough to use will power.
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scrwylouie
Jul 1, 2010 1:00 PM CST
Inland Empire, CA
Kathleen, I can't even picture you smoking! I guess when I 'm ready, I'll do it AGAIN!
KathleenC
Jul 1, 2010 5:42 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
It took me three times, so it's definitely worth trying again!
scrwylouie
Jul 5, 2010 5:46 PM CST
Inland Empire, CA
I've done it 5 times, once for 20 years. So there's no reason why I can't do it again.
Good for you Kathleen for quitting!!
KathleenC
Jul 5, 2010 10:08 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
I was scared into it, Louise. I started having heart pain when I exercised, which I was doing a lot of at the time. That led me to the doctor, where I found out I had a very slight valve problem - really almost non-existent, but I had a good doc. Anyway, even though it was not caused by the smoking, it made me realize I should take better care of myself. We're talking about pain that takes your breath away. It was pretty scary and I didn't want to end up with REAL heart disease from something that wasn't that pleasant anyway. If I were you, I would just think of those grandkids every time I got the urge. Smiling
scrwylouie
Jul 14, 2010 11:47 AM CST
Inland Empire, CA
Good advice Kathleen. Am going to try someday soon again!
scrwylouie
Jul 11, 2011 9:43 AM CST
Inland Empire, CA
Just wanted to let you know that I quit smoking...the Friday before Mother's Day at 8:30 P.M. I had my last cigarette! Blood pressure is down, no more coughing, feeling pretty darned good!
Imagezuzu
Jul 11, 2011 1:33 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
Wow! That's amazing, Louise. Congratulations.
scrwylouie
Jul 11, 2011 4:14 PM CST
Inland Empire, CA
Thank you Zuzu! Hopefully I will never pick another one up.
KathleenC
Jul 11, 2011 4:22 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
Louise, you didn't tell me! Congratulations!
ImageRoadrunner
Jul 11, 2011 5:03 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

As a former smoker I send my congratulations...and I don't preach to those that do smoke....but after my DH died of lung cancer my Chiropractor/acucure punchurist (sp) told me he though he could help me quit with acure puncture I tried it and it worked!!! I never went through the craving part and am still happy that I quit...9 years ago. Jo
KathleenC
Jul 11, 2011 5:26 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
Me too, Jo - don't like to preach at others. I managed with help from some dear neighbors. They would dole them out to me, only one at a time and only two per day until I stopped completely. Good thing I did, 'cause my DH wouldn't have given me the time of day if I was still smoking when we met!

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