mia / awol

@webeishere (36353)
United States
March 26, 2008 12:23pm CST
Well I was last on Sunday evening. I have had a bad cold or something worse I am not sure. I have had a non stop headache and hacking like crazy. Since Sunday evening I have decied and acted upon cutting back my caffiene intake and to stop smoking. I have not had a cigarrette since Sunday afternoon. I have had 3 cups of coffe each day or less since Sunday. I have not felt very well and have not had any energy since Sunday is why I have not been here as usual. I will return I just do not know when. I can't find the energy at all anymore with this hacking cough and sore chest etc. I am very irritable from the cutting off nicotien and cutting back on the caffiene so that's understandable. I have to quit smoking that's for sure. Not for me but for my grandsons really. Sorry but I am going to be MIA / AWOL till I feel better. I will drop in reading emails and what not. Now if I respond at all is a whole other story. Thanks all and have a great time here. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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44 responses
• United States
26 Mar 08
Sorry to hear that you'll be absent, though I haven't posted with you much. It's great to hear that you're quitting smoking, and no caffeine is definitely also a good thing, although it seems like it's quite a bear to try and stop both at once. Best of luck to you, and though you'll be gone for a while, keep us posted. :)
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@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
26 Mar 08
What how am I gonna make all my money now lol.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Get on and do your own writing and posting discussions. HAPPU POSTINGS FROM DADDY!!~
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
26 Mar 08
Oh Grandpa Bob I am so sorry to read this Please get better soon and I will keep you in my thoughts and hope that I will hear from you very soon again Big warm Hug to you and take care of yourself
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Thanks friend. I am going to be on and off actually. Being at the puter was always a place I had to have a smoke in my hand wether I smoked it or not. So this is one way to try and quit. Now this damn cold is kicking my butt today with the dang runny nose and sneezing. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
26 Mar 08
Awww Grandpa Bob I am so sorry Drink some Hot Milk and Honey that will ease a bit for a while
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Mar 08
Ewwww! I don't even drink milk. Tea and honey for me thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Take the time you need, we will miss you and be here when you get back. Good luck on quitting smoking, you can do it. I did it, it was tough. The grandkids are worth it. That was part of the reason for me quitting, I want to see my grandkids grow up too. My hubby would still be alive if he had quit smoking years ago. Cutting back on caffeine will give you a headache. Thats tough to quit both at once. I quit all the caffeine a long time ago. Now I don't "need" coffee to wake up. I will occasionally have a cup of coffee, but I am not addicted to the stuff anymore. Good luck and hope you feel better soon.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
26 Mar 08
I will be on daily just I won't be starting discussions nor responding as much as usual due to these irritable feelings etc. I've been sneezing on and off for the past couple hours. Been blowing my nose so much today that it's turning red and sore. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Mar 08
get some benadryl for it will helpwith the runny nose and sneezing I have some blastedallergy and I will sneeze five times in a row grrlol take care Grandpa Bob
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Mar 08
I am still sneezing like mad. Got to stop at the store tongith. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@howard96h (11663)
• New York, New York
26 Mar 08
I hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself Grandpa Bob.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Thanks bunches. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
26 Mar 08
I'm sorry to hear your not feeling well. Good luck quitting and I know just how bad you may feel quitting the caffeine, as I had a terrible time. You might try a ice pack on your forehead that helped me feel better.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Thanks. And the worst feeling today is the sore nose from sneexing so much and blowing it so much all day today. The worst part about the smoking is the habit of me having a smoke all the time I sit at the desk. One reson to try and stay from the puter more often I feel. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Sorry you are feeling under the weather and here's to a speedy recovery. The non-stop headache is probably due to the cut back in caffiene. Those caffiene headaches are killer let alone not feeling good on top of it.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
26 Mar 08
The headaches are okay today as far as being bearable. The hard thing today is the runny nose and sneezing. I'll be around as well but not as actively posting or responding. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
26 Mar 08
wishing you a speedy recovery, that is the way I feel all the time though,
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Thanks a lot. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Look after yourself Grandpa Bob and do stop by to let us know how you're doing! Good on you for wanting to quit smoking and cut back on the coffee TAKE CARE!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Thanks. I'll be around just not as active as before hand is all. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Please - and really soon too!
Awww Grandpa! I'm so sorry to hear about you being so sick!! Please get well soon!! I'll be saying a prayer on your behalf, you can bet on that! I'll miss you as I'm sure so many others will too!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Thank you very much also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@TerryZ (22085)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Im sorry your feeling so sick. But Im so glad youve stopped smoking. Your so right you must do it for your grandson. You get plenty of rest and soon you will be back here chatting with us. Feel better!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Thanks bunches. I'll be on and off. Just I won't be doing a lot of responding and starting of discussions is all. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
26 Mar 08
HOpe you feel better soon and good luck with the quitting smoking!!
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Sorry your not feeling well, Grandpa Bob. Cutting down on the ciggs and coffee at the same time? Bet your wife doesn't even want to be near you right now. Hope you get better soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife as well.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
26 Mar 08
She works from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m. so she isn't around me at all actually. Lucky her huh? Thanks I am babying myself kind of I guess. I am going to have some hot tea with lemon and honey soon. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
26 Mar 08
Hot tea with honey and lemon...yummmmmy and so soothing to the throat with all the coughing. Wait a min. here...is it black tea or decaf tea? Need to go with decaf if your cutting down on the caffine.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Mar 08
It's Lipton tea so I have no idea but it does feel good on the nose and throat. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
26 Mar 08
Awwwwwwwww, Grandpa Bob, I've really been missing you, as you know, and am glad you've posted this to let everyone know what's going on with you. It's wonderful that you're doing this for your grandsons, but so hard at the same time. I remember the battle my husband had 'trying' to quit both. A very hard struggle. I'm so sorry too, that you're feeling so lousy, and please make sure that you take the best possible care of yourself, and get plenty of rest. We'll all be looking forward to your return to us, and I wish you a very speedy recovery.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Dam I just can't stop sneezing now. Unreal. I've never sneezed this much in my life in one day. What is good for a runny nose and sneezing a lot? Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Mar 08
benadryl is good for runny nose and a lot of sneezing
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Mar 08
Thanks Hately. Going to get some tonight. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
27 Mar 08
wishing you the best! thats great that you've decided to stop smoking I know that has to be a hard thing to conquer . you are surely in my prayers!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Mar 08
It's going to be VEY hard to say the least. I've tried many a time in the past and always started again. The longest I had ever been smoke free for was a 5 month stretch many years ago. I've GOT to quit this time. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@mummymo (23709)
27 Mar 08
Amazing Grandpa Bob i am so sorry that you are ill! I assumed you had gone off on another Casino trip without telling us! It is great that you are giving up smoking - when you have achieved it and have settled into being a non smoker perhaps you could give me some tips! I do hope that you feel better soon as we all and miss you! Feel better AGB! xxx
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Mar 08
I can't offer any tips at this tiome. I've failed many, many times in the past trying to quit. I guess one has to WANT to quit before they can be sucessful. But I need some meds and am going to run to the store soon. Thanks and take care as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM AGB!!~
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@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Hey grandpa bob.... I hope you start feeling better soon.. Kinda makes me wonder if you have the cold and flu both that will wear a person right out... A cold is just as bad though, For some reason they seem to get worse and worse every year.. I know they do for me.. However I haven't had a really bad one in the longest time... Call me lucky I guess you can say nore have I ever been really sick for the longest time either...It's nice though to take a break from certain things that's for sure... I do hope you feel better soon.. we'll be thinking about ya....
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Mar 08
I hope so ytoo. I've got to run out and get me something for this runny nose and sneezing though. It's killing me. I can't ever recall sneezing this much. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
26 Mar 08
I wish you all the luck in the world Grandpa, smoking is the most difficult habit to break. After you get rid of this cold, you will only go uphill from there. I hope you're feeling better soon. I'll be anxious to hear your progress.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Mar 08
I have tried numerous times to qwuit so I know how hard it can be. I feel as I am sick I may as well try again. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Come back when you feel up to it Bob. We understand being sick/stuff ya know.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
27 Mar 08
Oh Bob so sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, I felt the same thing coming on last week myself but doubled up on vitamins and made sure to take lots of echinesea and vitamin C, I must have caught it in time because next day I was ok. Congrates on the smoking thing though - that's not an easy thing to give up and caffiene at the same time I'm sure your going through a lot of changes. Best advice I can give is drink lots and lots of fluids and just keep thinking how much better you will feel once that 'junk' is cleared out of your system.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
27 Mar 08
What the heck is "enchinesea" anyhow? Another one I don't think I've ever heard. I've been taking vitamins and a lot or orange juice as well for the vitamin C intake. I hope to kick the smoking for good thisd time. Only time will tell I reckon. Thanks bunches friend. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~