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Quitting smoking

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Created by actiomax Two weeks ago, 5 Sep 2020
actiomax
NSW, 1496 posts
5 Sep 2020 12:59PM
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So over the years I've tried many times & many things to give up smoking & even recently tried hypnotherapy but I've now found the sure fire way to quit .
Fall off the ladder & shatter both heals so you can't walk & then as there's no smoking in hospital you have to give up .
I'm going to be lying here for a couple of weeks Waiting for the swelling to down before I can have surgery & I'm trying the life of Brian approach and trying to look on the bright side of life

elmo
WA, 8217 posts
5 Sep 2020 11:31AM
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Just think of the toys you could buy with the money you could save.
Sorry to hear of the fall, glad you can see a positive.

Buster fin
WA, 2207 posts
5 Sep 2020 12:28PM
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Well done on your latest attempt. Please be sure not to direct any negative energy/anger toward your nurses.

esoom
113 posts
5 Sep 2020 1:05PM
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Apparently price hiked another $10 /pack this week !
Guy I work with is almost $300 per week poorer due to his smoke habit, then complains he is battling to pay his mortgage .
Good time to quit and enjoy breathing again I say !

James
WA, 492 posts
5 Sep 2020 1:39PM
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I think you just need to see an emphysema sufferer. It's truly horrific. My old man could barely manage to walk a few metres in his last years.

Anyone who still smokes in this day and age knowing what we know now is dumb a f or weak a p !!!

I used to, it took several attempts for to me kick the habit, but back then , I had yet to see anyone suffer from a smoking related illness.

An old school mate of mine died a couple of months back. Double lung transplant. Half his stomach removed and both legs just below the knees. He started off with Nelson. Not sure that brand even exists these days.


Stick with kicking the habit or you might live to regret it and that's worse than dying quickly from it .

actiomax
NSW, 1496 posts
5 Sep 2020 4:08PM
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I would never ever direct negative energy at anyone let alone nurses .
Who I think do an absolutely amazing job .
I'm sure when I go they will think of me as one of the most polite people they have ever meet.
And it really doesn't matter how much pain I'm in I can always see a funny aspect I've given a few chuckles to them .

Flatty
QLD, 86 posts
5 Sep 2020 4:42PM
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James said..

Anyone who still smokes in this day and age knowing what we know now is dumb a f or weak a p !!!



For some people it is not that easy.

Mr Milk
NSW, 2160 posts
5 Sep 2020 5:16PM
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Why would anybody have started smoking in the last 30 years?

psychojoe
VIC, 933 posts
5 Sep 2020 5:26PM
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Mr Milk said..
Why would anybody have started smoking in the last 30 years?

Life was a little different after my brother's suicide. I was not my usual self. A decade of smoking ensued. That ended a decade ago when I decided new years was the day. I smoked about two packets that day.

warwickl
NSW, 1517 posts
5 Sep 2020 6:17PM
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Get out on the water more as I doubt you can smoke while out there and its healthy.

mazdon
1123 posts
5 Sep 2020 4:47PM
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Tried the Allen Carr book?
I had an ex who was a chain smoker all through college (American) and life after, and she stopped by using that book and swore by it. Lived years in SE Asia after surrounded by cheap ciggies and never started again.
Have heard it's not for everyone though.


Sounds like a huge challenge for some people. All the best with it, and with your other recovery. Pairing them up seems smart to me ?? just dont get an icy or a codiene habit instead!!!!

lotofwind
NSW, 5740 posts
5 Sep 2020 7:25PM
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Im off to bunnings to buy a ladder.
Will a six foot set of steps be enough to quit? Or do I need to buy an extension ladder cause Im a really heavy smoker.
Good luck mate on the quitting and the recovery. I have heard smoking is harder to give up than heroin,
but heroin is probly cheaper to buy now.

psychojoe
VIC, 933 posts
5 Sep 2020 7:25PM
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mazdon said..
Tried the Allen Carr book?
I had an ex who was a chain smoker all through college (American) and life after, and she stopped by using that book and swore by it. Lived years in SE Asia after surrounded by cheap ciggies and never started again.
Have heard it's not for everyone though.


Sounds like a huge challenge for some people. All the best with it, and with your other recovery. Pairing them up seems smart to me ?? just dont get an icy or a codiene habit instead!!!!


Pairing recoveries really is a goer. Mate broke his neck and gave up drinking to aid his recovery. His neck's fine now, still not drinking and he looks like an Adonis.

kato
VIC, 2838 posts
5 Sep 2020 9:10PM
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actiomax said..
So over the years I've tried many times & many things to give up smoking & even recently tried hypnotherapy but I've now found the sure fire way to quit .
Fall off the ladder & shatter both heals so you can't walk & then as there's no smoking in hospital you have to give up .
I'm going to be lying here for a couple of weeks Waiting for the swelling to down before I can have surgery & I'm trying the life of Brian approach and trying to look on the bright side of life


Bugger, I did a similar method by breaking my back. 20 yrs later I still don't smoke and it's the best injury I've ever had. Good luck

actiomax
NSW, 1496 posts
5 Sep 2020 10:40PM
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Thanks people & that's exactly how I want to look back on it too Kato .

Marvin
WA, 720 posts
7 Sep 2020 9:51AM
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3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months, 3 years - these are good goals for giving up.

Always a 'displacement pleasure' - as noted, spend the money you save on a reward. For me it was mtb ing- whenever I felt like a ciggie I got on my bike - didn't feel like one for hours after.

Finally, I've given up for 25 years, but I still consider myself a smoker. That persona is however locked away behind 6 feet of concrete and steel in my mind. A bit creepy I know but a useful mentation to avoid ever slipping back.

actiomax
NSW, 1496 posts
8 Sep 2020 5:18PM
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FormulaNova
NSW, 11461 posts
8 Sep 2020 5:39PM
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and what about after your accident?

FormulaNova
NSW, 11461 posts
8 Sep 2020 5:40PM
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I think I might take up smoking after seeing that... hope you feel better than that picture!

actiomax
NSW, 1496 posts
8 Sep 2020 6:46PM
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It's only blistering the swelling is going down .
It's getting better.
pretty freaky looking down and seeing your feet like that though

AndyShwartz
WA, 117 posts
8 Sep 2020 4:56PM
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Good luck. You are not weak as puss...smokers are not weak as puss.

Lots of mentally Ill people self medicate with nicotine.

Can always try vaping. I've spoken to heaps of people who have done it this way

FormulaNova
NSW, 11461 posts
8 Sep 2020 7:30PM
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actiomax said..
It's only blistering the swelling is going down .
It's getting better.
pretty freaky looking down and seeing your feet like that though


Yeah, its not a pretty sight! I hope you are finding enough things to do to keep you from getting bored.

Do you think they could use your legs on a anti-smoking poster?

Harrow
NSW, 3568 posts
8 Sep 2020 10:05PM
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Who cares about smoking or not.... I'm giving up climbing ladders!

actiomax
NSW, 1496 posts
9 Sep 2020 6:04AM
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Well ladders did kill 27 people last year.

GreenPat
QLD, 4028 posts
9 Sep 2020 8:39AM
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Well ladders did kill 27 people last year.


The wife of my sister's partner's colleague died falling off a ladder just a couple of months ago! Down near Bunbury.

actiomax
NSW, 1496 posts
16 Sep 2020 10:41PM
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It's why I'm considering myself very lucky.
I'm really upset I'm a massive skyhooks fan
Ive got another week & hopefully the swelling will be down enough so I can go for surgery.
Plastic plate in feet bones pined to it the at least 6 weeks till I can walk & I'm wondering how long till I can windsurf after that cause it's pretty hard on the feet in the chop .
But I'm alive just got to be patient.

Marsbars
539 posts
16 Sep 2020 8:57PM
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Far canal. Best of luck with the recovery fkn sux getting hurt at work hope you got compo or id much rather that was from getting driven on a reef



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