Thursday, January 8, 2009

Today is Thursday AND Day 4!

Today is very special. It is day 4 without smoking! If you had told me 5 days ago that I'd stop smoking COLD TURKEY I would have laughed my behind off at you. Well not completely cold turkey, I did go on day 2 to see my doctor and begged for some Chantix. THAT stuff is a WONDER DRUG!
Oh I get the urge big time at times. But it will pass usually in a few seconds. Right now I'm taking it one day at a time. I've got to be smoke free for a month before I can have surgery. I'm on my way!
Went in yesterday to get started on the process. Everybody that works in the ARH clinic in Hazard are such wonderful people. Next step is to get some blood work and test done then wait to have results sent in and then to hear from the insurance for the OK. This waiting is going to be the worst part. But if I, a smoker for over 32 years can quit, darn it I can do ANYTHING! Just call me "SUPERWOMAN"!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

A new year, a new me hopefully

Well, I've made a few important decisions. #1. I WILL get rid of the flab on my body. #2. I have STOPPED SMOKING!

Both are really tied into each other. I have made the appointment to meet with a group of doctors that do Bariatric surgery. I'd rather have the bypass done, but if I have to I'll settle for banding. BUT either way I have to stop smoking!

Lord give me strength!!!

Keep me in your prayers that I can do this. Honestly the surgery would be a breeze compared to stopping smoking. It's not been 2 hours yet...... and already I'm freaking out!