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05/11/2012 10:01 AM

What to Expect the First Four Months

ThomasHope
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by my Friend, Dale Jones

You can choose to be anxious and fearful to quit smokin but it is not required.

Sure, you will have some rough days in the beginning trying to shake the addiction and the daily habits of smoking. We all did.

You will feel "out of it" like something is missing or not right.

The memories of smoking are strong because of how long we smoked.

It is a process. After being on this and another site for 5 years an average of 10 hours a day listening and watching and helping, I see it as a very definable process.

You begin to understand what is happening by living smokefree and, you must keep making the choice to not smoke as you daily live without smoking. You will be building new memories that don't include smoking.

After about 130 days you will not be thinking of you as a smoker anymore or of smoking but very rarely. So, give yourself that amount of time without giving up on yourselves.

Here Is The Timeline Of What You Can Expect

1st week toughest

second week better

third week a little better

4th week better

5th week You think you got it licked.

The next three months are the test because you will get urges out of nowhere and they can be strong they can last an hour or longer, but they are rare.

Because they are so unexpected is why they are dangerous. They aren't stronger than anything you've already experienced.

You've smoked for a long time.

Give yourself 130 days without giving in and you will rarely think of smoking.

and....laugh when you crave (chuckle in church)

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05/11/2012 03:22 PM
smokeyjo
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and remember the sickorettes turn into killerettes!! they travle in pack LMAOLMAO

05/11/2012 03:28 PM
smokeyjo
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05/12/2012 12:14 AM
Peace77
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Wonder how they can get that cleaned out in only 4 months, is that true? Do they get back to norm after quitting 4 months??

I think you just wanted to show us how bad our lungs look as smokers...Very powerful Joanne..Every picture tells a story..so true it is!!

Hugs To you my sweet friend..

Patty


05/12/2012 08:38 AM
ThomasHope
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No, Patty, they don't ever go back to the Pretty Pink Lungs again! Lung tissue does not heal -ever! What happens in 4 Months is you can begin to feel confident as a quitter - you have found your New Normal!
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