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Old 07-16-2013, 11:16 PM   #111
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We ended up returning the front loader a couple of months ago and now have a Fisher and Paykel 10kg top loader...it is fantastic!

All the clothes are soft and fluffy...especially the towels, I love the cycles, the time it takes (much less that the front loader) and it is quieter, I truly love it
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:57 AM   #112
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My husband and I quit cold turkey in 1993 and have never had a smoke since. We are competitive, and neither one wants to be the one who gives in and has one. First, you don't keep cigarettes around "in case you just have to have one." Then, each time to find yourself desiring a cigarette, you just say NO! and find something to get your mind off it. Not having other smokers around you helps, too.

I used to work in a pharmacy. If you try Chantix once, you have to wait a while before insurance will let you have it again. Some people got it over and over again. Apparently, it was just not doing it for them. Now that we're retired, there is no way we could afford those cigarettes, now. When we quit, they were just going over $20 a carton and we were smoking 1 1/2 cartons per week. What are they now? Over $50?

Aunt Bea, there are times when I want to just grab a cigarette out of someone's hand. And if I'm near a smoker, I will inhale their smoke, just for the sensation. LOL
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:59 AM   #113
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We ended up returning the front loader a couple of months ago and now have a Fisher and Paykel 10kg top loader...it is fantastic!

All the clothes are soft and fluffy...especially the towels, I love the cycles, the time it takes (much less that the front loader) and it is quieter, I truly love it

Our washer and dryer are old and make lots of noise, but as long as I can wash and dry my clothes, I'm keeping them.

My DIL wanted a front loader to save on water, but she got rid of it because she said it did not clean very well. I don't know why that would be. Other than her pre-schooler, how dirty could their clothes be? Ours don't get dirty, just need freshened up.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:26 PM   #114
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My husband and I quit cold turkey in 1993 and have never had a smoke since. We are competitive, and neither one wants to be the one who gives in and has one. First, you don't keep cigarettes around "in case you just have to have one." Then, each time to find yourself desiring a cigarette, you just say NO! and find something to get your mind off it. Not having other smokers around you helps, too.

I used to work in a pharmacy. If you try Chantix once, you have to wait a while before insurance will let you have it again. Some people got it over and over again. Apparently, it was just not doing it for them. Now that we're retired, there is no way we could afford those cigarettes, now. When we quit, they were just going over $20 a carton and we were smoking 1 1/2 cartons per week. What are they now? Over $50?

Aunt Bea, there are times when I want to just grab a cigarette out of someone's hand. And if I'm near a smoker, I will inhale their smoke, just for the sensation. LOL
New studies have shown that heart patients are not good candidates for Chantix. The ones who need it the most. You have to be really willing to want to quit. Something I wasn't. Now my doctor will no longer prescribe it for me. You would be surprised at how many actually quit after the second week. But you do have to stay the course for the whole program.

I have been smoking since I was ten y.o. At 74 and with all the health problems I have, it is the last pleasure I have left. I don't drink and gave up long, long ago on men. My job is done. My kids are all grown and some of the grandchildren with families of their own. None are in jail. And they are all gainfully employed. Now is my time. And I choose to close it out smoking.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:23 PM   #115
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Addie, my SIL wanted her 80 year old mother to quit. Her doctor said, "Leave her alone. Let her enjoy what's left of her life." And she did, may she rest in peace.
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Addie, my SIL wanted her 80 year old mother to quit. Her doctor said, "Leave her alone. Let her enjoy what's left of her life." And she did, may she rest in peace.
With the Internet, there is so much information regarding ones health. So if you choose to indulge in questionable behavior, good luck. I am a firm believer in letting folks live their life to their own choosing as long as it is not harmful to others. Yes, I know about secondhand smoke. Save the lecture. I smoke outside and in my home. I don't blow smoke in anyone's face. I don't break any No Smoking postings. So just leave me alone and let me die by my own actions. That is all I ask. Once I told my cardiologist that I was not interested in quitting smoking, he never asked me again. Even my kids don't expect me to quit.
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Then there's me, I quit smoking and promptly had a heart attack...the Chantix worked...
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:09 PM   #118
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Then there's me, I quit smoking and promptly had a heart attack...the Chantix worked...
Are you saying the Chantix worked in helping your to quit smoking or in giving you a heart attack? The second reason is why my doctor won't allow me to take them again.
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Are you saying the Chantix worked in helping your to quit smoking or in giving you a heart attack? The second reason is why my doctor won't allow me to take them again.
My heart attack was caused by a 99% occluded artery on my heart...I'd had my last cigarette the day before, I just happened to be taking Chantix, it kept me from wanting to smoke while recovering from my HA.
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My heart attack was caused by a 99% occluded artery on my heart...I'd had my last cigarette the day before, I just happened to be taking Chantix, it kept me from wanting to smoke while recovering from my HA.
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