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Hey everyone! Got a new job and found that we have bariatric surgery coverage. I asked my PCP to send a referral to the bariatric clinic in my area. That was done the week of Thanksgiving 2020. Got a call from the clinic and met the surgeon December 17th. Only have three month supervised diet and have to lose one pound a month! Working through all my pre op requirements. Had my psychiatrist evaluation Thursday. She asked when was my quit smoking start date because my window of time is closing! I am freaked out! Most people I know have had 6 to 12 months before surgery date. This creeped up so fast! Only test left is the endoscopy scheduled for April 20th. After that blood work as well as nicotine compliance test. So TODAY is my quit day! I can do this! Waited twenty years for this opportunity!

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You can do it. I quit 25 years ago and it was probably one of the best things I ever did for myself. I did it cold turkey and so can you!

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I'm a former smoker as well. Quit about 25 years ago. It's really tough, but there are a lot of people out there who've done it...

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Former nicotine addict here, too. Only I wasn't a smoker. I used the gum as a diet aide during my decades of yoyo dieting... and got hooked on the damned gum....which is stunningly bizarre, I know...but can happen.

Have not had any nic gum in over four years. Once in a blue moon I crave it like mad, but for the most part the cravings have passed. I won't use it again.

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7 hours ago, Creekimp13 said:

Former nicotine addict here, too. Only I wasn't a smoker. I used the gum as a diet aide during my decades of yoyo dieting... and got hooked on the damned gum....which is stunningly bizarre, I know...but can happen.

Have not had any nic gum in over four years. Once in a blue moon I crave it like mad, but for the most part the cravings have passed. I won't use it again.

I used nicotine gum once in one of my numerous tries to quit smoking. Like you, I got hooked on the gum after awhile, too! Although nicotine is highly addictive, so...

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Former nicotine addict here, too. Only I wasn't a smoker. I used the gum as a diet aide during my decades of yoyo dieting... and got hooked on the damned gum....which is stunningly bizarre, I know...but can happen.
Have not had any nic gum in over four years. Once in a blue moon I crave it like mad, but for the most part the cravings have passed. I won't use it again.
Craziness! Thanks for sharing....

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You can do it. I quit 25 years ago and it was probably one of the best things I ever did for myself. I did it cold turkey and so can you!
Thanks for the encouragement [emoji4]

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