06 Feb 2020
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Given what your friend said, I think you are wise to pass on this particular vacation. In the last two months, I have had 2 family members come down with covid, and both have been as careful as possible going about their lives. So "having fun" with tons of people doesn't seem like such a good idea. And you're right, there will be other opportunities where you will feel both happy and comfortable.
Loved your comment about the yogurt containers. Give me a break! LOL
As for stress, yeah, we just can't get away from it. There's always going to be stuff we have to deal with that we don't want to. But you are learning that you can cope without smoking. In fact, you have more energy to deal with anything now that you are breathing easier.
I started chemo again and as a result, there are certain things that I can no longer eat. So today I dropped off some stuff for my sister so as not to waste it. When she opened her door, the smoke just came wafting out, and it was all I could do not to gag. How the heck I did that to myself all those years now seems a mystery to me. Holy cow, I don't miss that at all. And the smell clings to you. I had to shower to get the smell off myself. Gross.
You have given yourself the greatest gift of all by quitting. Cherish your hard won freedom. You have done something truly amazing!