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Lucille Brown
Quit 1,232 days ago
I know I bring this up quite a few times, but every now and then it's nice to say thank you to all the quit coaches who give so much of their time on and off the forum.  So please take a minute out of your day and say thanks, I'm sure it goes a long way in telling them how much they are appreciated.  We certainly wouldn't have this forum without them.  Their support is amazing.  Lucille.
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    Carole Doherty
    Quit 172 days ago
    February 18 @ 1:51 pm
    Thank you so much to all of the quit coaches for their time and effort to help us in any and every way they can. You are very much appreciated and you are helping people more than you will ever know. Also, I would like to thank Lucille for her very encouraging and supporting help and wonderful posts. If it were not for you guys, I wouldn't have made it this far and have the determination to beat this addiction. Every day I read the posts it makes me want to keep going, get through the rough days and finally be a non-smoker. Thank you !!!
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    LaurenW
    Quit 201 days ago
    February 18 @ 2:48 pm
    Great idea, Lucille.  And THANK YOU KEN!  Your guidance has been of critical importance in my quit.  You helped me transform my relationship to smoking, and I often hear your voice when I'm thinking about smoking or quitting tools.  You helped me get my life back, and I am perpetually grateful for that.  I was at such a low point that I didn't think I could ever successfully quit, and I was beating myself up about it constantly.  I felt totally powerless.  In our very first conversation you helped me turn that around, and after that you helped me stay on track!  Couldn't have done it without you.  Thank you Ken!  
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    Carole Doherty
    Quit 172 days ago
    February 18 @ 3:05 pm
    Would just like to add a special thanks to Quit Coach Stacey.....thank you :)
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    judythebeauty
    Quit 515 days ago
    February 18 @ 3:49 pm
    Thanks Lucille.  And yes, a definite shout out to all of the quit coaches for winning their own battles and then dedicating their lives to us, they must hear the same story over and over and over again.  I, for one, am forever grateful, for all those moments that I was reasoned with and talked to them, and for their continued support on our forum.   And, as Carole Doherty mentions, you too Lucille, deserve some praise for the many many thousands of comments of support that you leave daily on the forum, for all of us that just can't articulate all of the necessary words of support for each other.
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,232 days ago
    February 18 @ 3:57 pm
    Judy and Carole , thanks but the quit coaches have been here a lot longer than I have and without them, I probably wouldn't be on this forum and I wouldn't have met all the wonderful people who not only share their journeys but take time to help others in theirs.  That's thanks enough for me. Lucille.
  • Goobielt
    Quit 171 days ago
    February 18 @ 6:10 pm
    Ive had QuitCoachKen comment a few times on my posts and it really does help.  Im so very glad this resource is here,  i would likely have caved 3 days in without this support system
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    Phillip arthur
    Quit 141 days ago
    February 18 @ 8:56 pm
    It's really time to quit spirivia inhalers and pumps still cant breath hope this helps me quit for good
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,232 days ago
    February 19 @ 5:47 am
    Phillip,  by quitting smoking you can improve your lung capacity but don't give up on your inhalers without talking to your doctor first.  You say you'll be quitting in 13 days.  Take advantage of these two weeks to cut back on the cigarettes that you smoke.  This will help in your preparation to quit and make it a little bit easier.  Drink lots of water and  pick up games, puzzles, crosswords hobbies that will keep you distracted and away from smoking.  Start eating fruit, veggies, nuts, sunflower or pumpkin seeds to stave cravings.  Take long walks to get fresh air into your lungs and to improve your breathing.  Practice breathing exercises by breathing in, counting to five and exhaling.  Join a meditation or exercise group.  Keep a journal of the dates and times you have most trouble with so that you don't repeat the same mistakes twice.  Talk to your pharmacist about nicotine replacement products which may be beneficial to your quit.  Last but not least give the quit coaches a call at 1-877-455-2233 for one on one help.  You'll find them extremely helpful and easy to talk to.  This service is absolutely free, including the phone call.  Stay positive and keep us posted as well.  COPD is difficult enough to deal with without adding cigarettes to the scenario,  you can do this with help from your doctor and the forum.  All the best, Lucille.
  • DianneE
    Quit 287 days ago
    February 19 @ 10:34 am
    Thanks Lucille, you're so right.  Without them, many of us would not succeed.  Thank you coaches for all your unselfish time and dedication to all of us on the forum.  
  • AmberFradin
    Quit 544 days ago
    February 19 @ 3:24 pm
    Thanks quit coaches!!!