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18 Feb 2010 11:07PM   Views : 359 Unique : 267


I as regular readers know do not keep to well at the moment, am genuinely touched by all the kind wishes of you wonderful people here in EPZ land.

Results tomorrow , however I have a feeling that I will be sent back for further tests as the blood tests were not fasting and that apparently makes a massive difference !

I have been reading loads of the tutorials here on epz and experimenting with lightroom and phtoshop elements... pleased thus far and every day a school day.

I am back to work at ET tomorrow too and NOT looking forward to that as although quiet this side of the channel I am off to France Saturday to work at their check in, delays and queues and angry customers I expect , that is of course the same ones we had last week on the English side being held up and delayed by the snow.... wonder if a weeks break will make them any the better to deal with Smile

I have decided that despite lack of help from the local health authority as I cannot guarantee going to the stop smoking clinic due to shifts that I am going to try and stop smoking from Monday. I need to for financial and health reason and in that order ! I hope I manage to make it this time.

Have a great weekend guys where ever you are and what ever your doing

Till next time

18th February 2010


Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2010 11:23PM
good luck with the blood tests Colin, hope all goes in your favour.
As an ex smoker I wish you well in your endeavour to quit smoking, you have made the first step in actually deciding, its a major help in actually succeeding, you have to WANT to stop. Like you are attempting I did it myself, only willpower. It wasnt easy, but it helped to remember that within 24 hours the carbon monoxide levels in your blood stream will have decreased significantly, always remember that the absolute cravings will only last 72 hours,. Its a lifestyle change, you may well need to change your routine in the early days to avoid those moments when you knew you would have a smoke. Im almost a year now without a cigarette, Im adamant I will never go back to it, I feel better/healthier, my food tastes so much better and Ive saved a lot of money. Good Luck - where there is a will there is a way!

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colmar 9 42 35 Scotland
19 Feb 2010 5:07AM
Thanks for the encouragement thats appreciated. Habits are hard to break but I do so want to succeed Colin
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
19 Feb 2010 10:40AM
Whilst taking part in the tests, I asked the Tester - "Do you get different results in folk who smoke?" She answered "Yes! When you take just one puff it destroys the ? (special name for the lining of blood vessels), it takes a day for this lining to grow again!" So if you smoke every day you are destroying this lining again and again! I was surprised!

Good luck with both your tests and giving up! Smile

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