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Saturday, January 19, 2008

STRESS SUCKS! CRAVING BIG TIME!!!

Hey all....
I am under tremendous stress...illness, identy theft, work stuff, living with a smoker, looking for a place to live, conference call backs, scheduling the videotaping of oral histories for a historical conference...need I say more? I think I am just overwhelmed! I do not mean to be negative, but my cravings have kicked into FULL gear! My roomate told me she was going to a hooka lounge tonite and my brain really went there. My brain kept telling me stuff like, "smoking flavored tobacco in hooka isn't really smoking, its not a cigarette, etc. I am using all of the techniques to not light up and have not! I am still taking the Chantix as prescribed. I am going to my cousins house and she is a non-smoker! I think I need a massage or something! Anyway, just thought I would post quickly. I am praying for the cravings to leave me! If you all have any suggests, give a holler!
Peace,
Diva

4 comments:

maggie's mind said...

You are doing fine. Just hang in there knowing that you'll make it through this. Anything that takes your mind off it is a good distraction.

lynda w said...

When I get stressed out, I have to listen to music. I walk around with my iPod on for as long as it takes, keeping myself busy.

I've also learned that the way I react to things is up to me. When things get tough, I have to stay alert and in control. I redirect myself. Of course that's easier said than done. There are still times where it feels like I'm losing control, but I try my best.

Stay strong. You can get through this. Keep your mind focused and in control.

lynda w said...

Does your roomate smoke in your home? If they do, that could be a factor in why you're sick.

Mz Diva said...

Thanks for all the support. Some days just suck is all I can say! My sister smokes in the garage and outside on the patio. I am looking for another place to live because I really don't want to be around it. I have been athsmatic since I was a little kid but smoked anyway. I had athsma attacks before I ever smoked so I figured what the hell! I really believe that a lot of athsma is stress induced because I did not have any athsma for years when I was drinking, using and smoking cigarettes. When I got clean and sober in 18987, it took about a yaer and then I started to get really bad athma attacks. I ended up in the emergency room in rapid succession multiple times. Its kind of like the same when I quit smoking....dealing with the stress of life is sressful and sometimes my body gets annoyed amd acts out!