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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8325 on: 17 January, 2023, 07:55:53 AM »
I'm smoking a rollie as I type this - and that's nobody's fault but my own.

Heh. Given that smoking killed both my mum's parents and, although it wasn't what saw my mum off in the end*, it obviously didn't turn out well for her, either… the fact that I'm currently in the process of stopping smoking again should give you a clue that I'm well aware that this is a thing easier said than done.

*Dementia hit early (somewhere before her mid-60s… as with all progressive diseases, it's hard to know exactly when) and she literally forgot she smoked, almost overnight — sixty a day to none. I can't recommend it as solution to quitting, though. ;-)
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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8326 on: 17 January, 2023, 10:15:46 AM »
Best of luck to ya Sharkey.

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8327 on: 17 January, 2023, 10:24:23 AM »

Thanks, Link :-)

Jim, I always say that quitting is easy - I've done it loads of times :-D

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8328 on: 17 January, 2023, 12:59:41 PM »
Aye, best of luck Sharks, in health and in all that m'larky.

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8329 on: 18 January, 2023, 11:46:30 AM »

You're right Jim, of course, and I'm sorry about your Mum's ordeal. My problem is that I find it difficult to care very much about my own future, and always have - I'm a "live for today" kind of guy when it comes to my own life. I'm smoking a rollie as I type this - and that's nobody's fault but my own.

Given all the run-ins we've had, Jim, and the way my perspective tends to wind you up, I am honestly and deeply touched that you should be the first one to care enough to take the time to offer advice; so thank you, really.

He's not wrong. And giving up the flags will (after the initial hassle) make the life you live today better as well.

I should add I am not qualified to back up this statement having being too chicken to take up smoking in school (I reckon that must be where it gets most people), I've never had to give up.

Closest I've come is taking up running in later life which has helped me shed a few stone, be generally fitter and healthier (my regular back problems and colds have reduced massively) and allows me to keep up (just) with the grandweans.

But I hope it all works out well for you Sharky.
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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8330 on: 18 January, 2023, 12:24:47 PM »

Thanks, chaps.

I'm just waiting for an appointment to get scanned; apparently there aren't any available for the foreseeable future.

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8331 on: 18 January, 2023, 01:37:58 PM »
Wishing you the best, Sharky and hope that all works out well for ye.

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8332 on: 18 January, 2023, 05:36:24 PM »

Cheers, Paddy - it's all part of the adventure!

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8333 on: 19 January, 2023, 04:01:00 PM »
Good luck Sharkie, or that's the spirit as Roy Battie would say.
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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8334 on: 19 January, 2023, 07:56:52 PM »
Best of luck Sharky
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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8335 on: 26 January, 2023, 01:33:40 PM »

Cheers :-)

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8336 on: 26 January, 2023, 07:22:37 PM »
I've never smoked, but when someone I know tries to quit, I always point out that David Bowie said giving up cigarettes was harder than giving up heroin. You got this.

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Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Reply #8337 on: Today at 08:51:50 AM »
Best of luck, Sharky. You're a stubborn old fecker, you'll get through this no bother :)
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