Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Smoke No More


Smoking.......have never done it, so I can't possibly understand the addiction of it. I tried once and it made my lungs hurt so bad, I never did it again. I was told at the time that it gets easier the more you do it.....Why?!? I thought that was crazy at the time and still do (:

Jon has been trying to make some changes in his life lately and one is to quit smoking-Yay! He never smokes around the kids and I, so sometimes I forget he smokes. But, I know when he has to get something from the garage and takes a reeeaaallly long time that he is puffing away. Also, at work it is a habit and just something he does, so he has had a hard time trying to quit over the years. So anyway, he is now trying Chantix and I pray that this is what finally helps him to quit. There are certain side effects that make me nervous-such as hallucinations, nightmares, depression, etc. I have been researching it like crazy and found those reactions are very rare. I am just really monitoring him and he even commented that he has had some very vivid dreams-not nightmares. The other morning he was telling me how he couldn't believe my sister and I had spent $200 on going skiing. It took him awhile to realize that it was a dream he had because it didn't happen in real life! So, this could be funny or really frustrating (: In fact, if it is possible it has mellowed him out somewhat.....time will tell.
So, I am hoping that those that see and talk to him, keep asking him about it and checking on his progress and be supportive. If he knows we are all supporting him and know he is quitting, he will kick this habit once and for all! The kids are excited and have been hounding him for years to quit.
Good luck, Jon- I know you can do it!!

6 comments :

Julie B said...

that is so great Jon!! I wish him all the best in this decision, I know its a tough thing to do.
I smoked for awhile-mostly a social smoker, but Greg and I quit at the same time...it was tough for us, and we weren't huge smokers. I just remember how much we got on each other's nerves the first day....

That is too funny about the dreams!

My Lifesong said...

I'm pulling for you, John. Hang in there, Lorrie, cause it won't be easy. Dad did smoke in our early marriage, and he quit cold turkey, but not everyone can do that, Look at Uncle Steve...he's trying again not to smoke.

Peace is every step said...

Way to go Jon boy! It was the hardest thing I ever did to quit when I was prego with Aidan. It still calls me after a couple glasses of wine :)--as you know too well.

I can just see him getting caught up in the $200.00 thing...too funny.

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