Monday, January 14, 2008

I Gotta Do This

I think when I say "I gotta do this", I may be asking for help. Help comes in many forms and the one that I am referring to is moral support. A pep talk or an "Atta Girl" or something. Shoot, I don't know. Ok, I'm gettin to it...

Every now and then, Superman will mention that we need to consider stopping the use of tobacco. I have always agreed with him. No doubt about it, we have to stop using tobacco.
I'm a smoker and Superman uses Copenhagen, every now and then Superman will smoke. Our tobacco is costing us way to much money. We all know the health risk so I don't even need to get into that part of it.
After the first of the year, I guess about a week into the New Year, I made a decision. A very large decision too.
I have made the decision that I want to quit smoking. I announced this to Superman and he is all for it and very glad that I made that decision. I even made the call to the doctor and set up the appointments for both of us.
Off to the doctor we go. We both come out of the doctors office with our prescription in our hand. We went straight to the pharmacy to get the prescriptions filled. The doctor said that the prescriptions would be expensive to fill, but he didn't know just how much.
Well we certainly found out how much the prescription is going to cost. Yes, it's expensive. $150 for me and $150 for Superman. $300!

I know just what your thinking... If we are spending the money to buy the tobacco, why can't we just get the prescriptions filled. Ok, it isn't that easy. We spend the money on tobacco a little at a time. Having the money all at one time is the problem.

What's going to happen? We are saving every penny that we can to get these prescriptions filled. I really am excited about getting started on quitting.

I'll keep you updated on how this works out.


karisma said...

Oh my! That is rather expensive, isn't it? Now I am very anti smoking. And yes I totally understand your pain. I am a reformed smoker, giving up 14 years ago. SB also gave up about 8 years ago. For me it was easy, I made the decision and stopped cold turkey! It was hard for two weeks and then I never looked back.

SB on the other hand, had a very hard time. He tried many methods and when he finally did give up, he said it only worked when he realised that he really wanted to do it.

If you cannot do it for yourself. Do it for your children. When we were young it was not really believed that its bad for you. But just look at all the people who are suffering now. Its worth a thought.

karisma said...

Oh and by the way. I forgot to say

CONGRATULATIONS on your very important decision. And best of luck, Im sure you can do it.

Alta said...

Yes it is expensive. Regardless of the cost, this is one thing that I am going to do.
I know of the health risk. I know what I need to do. I know that with the support of my wonderful friends, such as you, that I will get through this and one day look back and say "I remember when".
Thank you for all your support.

Stephanie said...

Hi Alta, Just came across your site. CONGRATULATIONS for your decision. And good luck to you. I tried to quit 5 times. Then I realized nothing was going to help until I wanted it to. After losing my mom and then her mom I decided I better do something to insure my existence. I used CHANTIX to quit May 2007. My doctor prescribed it to me. I used it for 1 month and have not thought of a cig since then. Best choice I have ever made. You can do it. Put your mind to it, save what you can, and go for it. You will thank yourself. Bet of Luck, Stephanie

Alta said...

I am so sorry it took me so long to approve your comment. Needless to say that I have been busy.
Today is the day that I go buy the prescription.
Thank you for all your support. I'll post my progress on the blog.