My Visit to the Lung Doctor

GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:00

17 Feb 2003, 23:24 #21

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ROY Gold
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 01:47

26 Apr 2003, 08:24 #23

Hi Linda,
I am a newbie here at Freedom so I just read your article about going to the doctor. It reminded me of a program that is called "scared straight" where young people who are in trouble with the law are sent to jails to here inmates tell of their harrowing experiences with prison life in hopes of turning these kids lives around. Well, I think if every smoker could hear your testimonial it would scare them into becoming ex-smokers. I am personally helped(scared) by your testimonial also, I hope I will refer to it in the future to keep me from even thinking about relapsing into my old life of dependence on the evil drug nicotine. Thanks for your insight into what each person on this site might have to go through at some point in their lives.
Roy
1 week, 1 day, 18 hours smoke free!
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Shinelady Gold3282003
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:00

26 Apr 2003, 09:31 #24

Thanks Linda,
You have read my story and you know I have read yours. I hope that between us, we can help someone. Yes, there is a very good reason for quitting. At this point in time, I wish I could just get the world to listen to what I know now. I have a husband that lost his lung to cancer and now I find myself facing scary tests because I am short of breath. I know they won't listen because I didn't at their age either. It's just a hard lesson to learn the hard way. Hopefully we can reach the younger members of our Freedom Family. Thanks again Linda. Your story has helped many. yqs, sue
Four weeks, 2 hours, 15 minutes and 7 seconds. 1123 cigarettes not smoked, saving $162.38. Life saved: 3 days, 21 hours, 35 minutes.
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GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:00

26 Apr 2003, 11:50 #25

Dear Sue,

I cannot tell you not to worry about your tests because you will worry anyway......but I can tell you that you've got all of us here with you on this. No matter what the outcome, you are still far, far ahead of the game for having finally quit smoking. You have a lot to be proud of.

Linda Image

ps.....have a good night and congratulations on your first nicotine month!
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GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:00

26 Apr 2003, 12:05 #26

ps......I just saw your note Roy. My story is nothing. So far I have been very, very lucky and after 3 years we've just finally found a new medication that is keeping the asthma under control and I can breathe easily.

The person who really has a story to tell is our Kim. It could belong to any of us and our prayers are with her and her family. Read Kim's Missing Lung.

Welcome to Freedom, Roy. Just always remember that to keep on healing never take another puff.

Linda
3 years, 4 mos free
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ROY Gold
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 01:47

26 Apr 2003, 12:27 #27

pps,
Thanks for the link to Kim's story. It was very moving. It was also very graphic, which is sometimes necessary to strongly get the point across that smoking can be very dangerous and perhaps lethal. Her story along with yours and others posted on this sight will serve as inspiration for me to keep true to my quit. Also, thanks for your concern and support for us newbies who sometimes must be led by the hand out of the darkness of withdrawal.
Roy,
1 week, 1 day, 22 hours smoke free!
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CookiesGold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

25 Jun 2003, 23:42 #28

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CookieI have been quit for 8 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 9 hours, 59 minutes and 10 seconds (255 days). I have saved $1,787.91 by not smoking 10,216 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Month, 4 Days, 11 hours and 20 minutes of my life.
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screechwinter
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

26 Apr 2004, 10:40 #29

thank you for sharing this.
ahnaka
Two weeks, 23 hours, 10 minutes and 13 seconds. 224 cigarettes not smoked, saving $58.93. Life saved: 18 hours, 40 minutes.
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BIG AL GREEN x2
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

07 May 2004, 08:17 #30

Hi Linda,

I'm glad I came across this post. It's at once shocking and full of hope. I'm delighted that things worked out well for you in the end; you were indeed blessed with a second chance. However, I find myself brooding over all the poor souls whose diagnoses amount to death sentences.

You've helped me strengthen my quit. Thanks. Image

Big Al
26 days
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