FreedomNicotine
FreedomNicotine

February 10th, 2009, 10:42 pm #61

Message 24 of 32 in Discussion
From: kito40 - Gold Sent: 1/26/2004 3:21 PM

Oh, you guys have brought tears to my eyes again with all your kind words and prayers. I am so fortunate to have two great families, my own wonderful family as well as my Freedom family.
I never dreamed when John asked me to post my story, that I would touch so many people.
Joel is right when he quotes me as saying "I wish I was going through withdrawal instead of this", believe me, withdrawal is an easier fight. At least it comes to the point where you can forget about. Take care everyone, I will be back with all the results. NTAP!, it's not worth it!

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February 10th, 2009, 10:45 pm #62

From: kito40 - Gold in response to Message 27 Sent: 2/13/2004 7:21 PM

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!
I'm totally in Love with my Quit which is coming up "2" years!
Quit for 1 Year 11 Months 6 Days 6 Hours 34 Minutes 17 Seconds and way to educated about my addiction to ever take another puff.
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February 10th, 2009, 11:00 pm #63

Title: Two year twin tribute parade - triffic !
Message 3 of 25 in Discussion
From: headbo (gold) Sent: 3/7/2004 8:27 PM


Thanks for the parade Richard. It is an honour to have a parade dedicated to us.

Quitting smoking was the biggest accomplishment I have ever done in my life and today it is hard to believe that I actually smoked.

Free and loving it!

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February 10th, 2009, 11:02 pm #64

Title: Two year twin tribute parade - triffic !
Message 18 of 25 in Discussion
From: kito40 - Gold Sent: 3/8/2004 12:49 PM
Thank-you Richard for the Parade!
Hard to believe its been 2 years already. I don't even think of smoking anymore, definately a thing of the past. My health is too important at this time and the next step is up in the air. Chemo, radiation, surgery or oxygen theraphy, maybe all of them. I have 2 brain tumors and a tumor on the adrenal gland. All of these tumors originally spread from the lung cancer I had.

Believe me everyone, withdrawal was and is so much easier than this 2 year cancer battle I have been fighting. The craves disappeared, the cancer hasn't.

2 Years
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February 10th, 2009, 11:05 pm #65

Title: My sister Kim
From: headbo (gold)
Sent: 6/23/2004 11:49 PM



This is a most difficult post, but I thought I should let you know that my big sister and best friend, Kim, passed away this morning, June 23rd, 2004 at age 46. As most of you know, she was diagnosed with lung cancer on March 7th, 2002 and fought the biggest battle of her life.

Kim had another brain tumor that was causing her problems with balance, memory and confusion. Because she did so well with the last surgery, the same doctor removed it on June 16th, but only this time she suffered a stroke and never recovered. Kim had a strong heart and lived for one week although she was unresponsive.

Kim suffered a great deal the last 6 months of her life. She had severe pain because of another tumor on her adrenal gland, but never complained because she would never want to burden anyone. I know she suffered much in silence and the last thing she wanted was for anyone to fuss or worry about her.

Kim's pain is over now, but her family's has just begun. A pain that I hope none of you ever have to experience. Trust me when I say that quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for yourself.

My life has been forever changed.

Kelly

I have chosen not to smoke for 2 Years 3 Months 2 Weeks 2 Days 1 Hour 45 Minutes 7 Seconds. Cigarettes not smoked: 16781. Money saved: C$4,614.90.
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February 11th, 2009, 12:01 am #66

Title: My sister Kim
Message 69 of 117 in Discussion
From: headbo (gold)
Sent: 6/25/2004 12:13 AM

Your kindness has once again brought tears to my eyes. If I could only find the words to express how much your thoughtfulness means to me. Thank you seems so inadequate.

Kelly
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February 11th, 2009, 12:05 am #67

From: headbo (gold)       Sent: 11/20/2004 4:09 PM

I once had something precious

That money could not buy
I had a special sister
And had to say goodbye
The memories and the photos
Are all I have to touch
Of that very special sister
Who I loved and miss so much
And when I'm feeling lonely
And tears fill in my eyes
I think of her at peace
And know I shouldn't cry
I try to hide my heartache Kim
As you would want me to
So when I cry my tears alone
No one hears but you.

Miss ya lots,

Kelly

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February 11th, 2009, 12:07 am #68

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June 23rd, 2011, 4:56 am #69


Today marks the 7th anniversary of Kim's passing.
We miss you, Kim, and thank you for all you taught us!
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June 23rd, 2011, 9:35 pm #70

I have read Kim's story a number of times, and I found it today again, on the 7th anniversary of her death. My heart breaks for you, Kelly, for your beloved sister. Please know that your grief is shared by people far and wide who have been touched by the story of you and Kim on this site. I made the decision three weeks ago to stop smoking for good, joining my sister who gained her freedom from smoking a decade ago. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you mark this sad passing. May you find peace.   -Sylvia 
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January 4th, 2012, 8:32 pm #71

Lovely tribute Prucat. I read Kim's story too, looking at those pictures just breaks my heart to think of the actual pain she endured. Kelly, I hope you know that her story helped me so much. You are generous to share. My sister decided to quit before me. She used Chantix and smoked on another month while I went cold turkey. I am glad she remained off and we both are smoke free. We could be that story. I wish blessings happy memories to all of you who have loved and lost someone to a related illness.
Terri
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