The Vape Update

Just back from a Rhubarb run, got some homegrown from a friend and now I’m lookin forward to some pies.

Things are going well.

No slips this week like the one drag I had two weeks ago. I am sleeping better which surprises me.

The only down side so far has been the edema but even that is manageable currently.

The cravings are still there but at a much lower level than I had expected, It appears the nicotine dosage in the Vape juice is enough to keep the crazies at bay.

It’s now been 1 month of vaping and for all intents and purposes the last cigarette I had was two weeks ago.

That is a huge accomplishment for me to have managed if I do say so myself.

Thank you all for your help and encouragement. To show my appreciation, you get not 1 but 2 scantily clad Vapes.

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  • Martin B

    I must say you have good taste in scantily clad Vapers.

    • Quitting smoking has heightened my sense of awareness.

      • Frau Katze

        Good stuff! Keep at it.

        • I will try thanks.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Now start walking.
            No, I’m serious.
            Pick a direction and just see how long you can keep walking in that direction.
            It will keep you from gaining weight, and help you sleep better.
            I used to pretend that I was some kind of ancient persistence hunter and I could not stop until I hit the Mexican border fence.
            In your case, stop well before the Mexican border fence.

          • Good idea! I was considering that!

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I’m a big fan of walking.
            It’s easy on your body, especially your joints, and it seems to do about 80%-90% of the good that running does.
            I like to listen to music, podcasts, books on tape, learning foreign languages, whatever I don’t have time for under any other circumstances.
            After the first few times, and you are used to it, you will be shocked at how fast the time goes.
            Just get a good pair of shoes and go.

          • When I met K I was cycling heavy, 30 -40K a day on average. I do not think I can go back to it as my right knee is giving out, even normal exertion nowadays cause it to spazz out.

          • Blacksmith

            Unless you have plannar facitis, then walking sucks. I am hoping to have it fixed soon. I do the bike now.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Just walk it off!

          • Blacksmith


          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Oh come on, that was funny!
            I’ve had that before and it’s no fun.

          • Blacksmith

            I admit I was smiling when I called you a jackass……

      • Linda1000

        So every time you crave a smoke you just puff on your vape gizmo and the craving goes away? What about the psych part as you know it’s not a real cigarette or its like smoking a pipe? I tried a sheesha (sp.) pipe once with whacky tobacco but I didn’t like it very much or it seemed weird.

        • Linda1000

          I’m asking because this vaping sounds like magic. I’m going to try to find a store and see what they tell me.

          • I have nicotine in the vape solution so I am sure that helps and the action is very close to actually smoking though yes a bit like a pipe.

          • Linda1000

            Thanks, I’m going to check out a store this week and see if I can try a sample or they can show me how it works.
            You are making amazing progress so the theory is that it should become easier or less cravings. Keep going!

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I’d say it’s pretty close to magic.
            It’s the only thing that stopped me from smoking, that worked.
            It takes a few days to get used to, but beyond that, it works.

  • Xavier

    Red or white?

    • I luv Rhubarb! We got red.

      • Linda1000

        Red is the best kind. Try strawberry and rhubarb pies, jam or just stewed. If you make the stewed sauce, you can eat it on your favorite dry cereal with milk and it is yummy.

        • Yes it is!

        • kiwi

          Nah – rhubarb crumble or rhubarb and custard. Reminds meo f school lunches but I love it. When it is in season I cook it and freeze it then bring it out for a treat later. And rhubarb and vanilla ice cream etc. etc.etc. Oh yup – rhubarb friands, out of this world. Only red rhubarb for me. Grows well for me down here in a pretty sunless spot under my kowhai tree where the fantails play. Ain’t colonisation something else!

  • “Just back from a Rhubarb run, got some homegrown from a friend and now I’m lookin forward to some pies.”

    This appears to me to be gibberish, but other than that I’m glad things are going well.

    • It’s not! I got some Rhubarb! We’re going to make Rhubarb pies!

    • ntt1

      Maybe you are confused by the common tactic of actors in mob scenes muttering “Rhubarb Rhubarb” to simulate angry rhetoric. Mr. Fur refers to quite possibly the pinnacle of pies made even more enjoyable by slowly re awakening taste buds. not to be confused with spear carrying thespians feigning outrage . I hope this helps. but then again the proof of the (rhubarb) pudding is in the eating.

  • mauser 98

    Rhubarb run? got my 66′ 289 Mustang stuck in one with a hot date moons ago

  • By the way, as a late teenager and into my early twenties I smoked somewhat heavily. Say overall a pack a day on average. And I sure did inhale. And then I quit and it was nothing. No cravings, nothing. I just decided the cigs were gross. Plus it was effecting my cardio-vascular system (it seemed like a choice between smoking or gym/jogging); and then, of course, it ages a person. (Rick claims I think to be 36-years-old in Casablanca. Yikes.) So I (metaphorically) binned them. Even now I’ll take a few drags if it’s a “light” and I’ve had a few drinks. Mostly they make me cough. I probably average 2-4 a year.

    But I’m trying to quit something much more brutal, (although perfectly legal), which really did hook me, so don’t think I’m being smug. I’m just saying everyone’s different.

    • What you hooked on?

    • eMan14

      Hopefully it’s not sarcasm.

      • No, I don’t think it is. What?

        • eMan14

          What you’re hooked on. Just trying to add a little fun.
          Whatever it is, you will beat it.

      • Xavier

        Heh heh heh. Crap Imma get banhammered.

  • no4

    Just read Dr Alan Carr’s “Easy way to Stop Smoking”
    Forget about this vaping bullshit.
    I went from 40 a day smoker who wanted to punch born again non smokers to a born again non smoker who wanted to punch smokers in one easy step.

  • DonaldDouglas

    On the strength of this post I’d say you’re doing pretty fantastic!

  • Xavier
  • bob e

    just stop .. that’s all. stop ..