Thursday, May 10, 2012

Taking A 3 Month Break To Get Well

I have been debating hard and long about this and after deep thought and discussions with friends and family I've decided to agree with the doctor and take 3 months off from stress and just try to get healthy.  I've smoked for almost 60 years and did not realize the damage that had been done to my lungs until I got bronchitis this time.  I knew I had COPD and emphysema but it never bothered me.until I got so sick over a month ago. I have absolutely no energy and can hardly breathe and I need to work on getting my lungs up to a capacity to where I can function again.  

YEAH!!!! NO CIGARETTES IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW.....
AND I HOPE NEVER AGAIN.....1 DAY AT A TIME

Will not be shutting my blog down and will be around to visit when I get a chance as I plan to try and keep in touch with my followers, it just will not be often.  Hoping I feel like creating some cards soon but so far, I just don't have the energy. Keeping you all in thought, love, and prayers.  May this Mother's Day be the best ever for you, spent with family and close friends.

"Love & Hugs"
Carol (Granny)

30 comments:

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Carol, As I said before to you I think you are very wise. You take care and get back up to full strength. You can still browse the Blogs when you feel like it. Look after yourself, Hugs, Judy x

Kathleen said...

Wishing all the best Carol, you health is the most important thing and I hope things settle down and you feel better soon.
Take care sweetie
Hugs
Kat xx

The Other Patti Sue said...

Awwwww )0= I hope you get to feeling better real soon! Take care of yourself and keep in touch! I will miss your posts! You know my email!

Gail said...

Hey Carol!
You do what you gotta do!
Take care of yourself!
I'll miss your wonderful creations, I'll be sure to get in touch if I need anything!
I'm using the 'Clouds' on everything!
Good for you for not smoking!

Pat said...

Sorry you will not be blogging I will miss visiting and seeing your lovely creations but your health must come first and I hope that you are soon back to full strength. Take care of yourself will be thinking of you.

Pat xx

Chrissy said...

Dear Carol...I hope with all my heart you get well soon, and please take care of yourself...

Luv CHRISSYxx

Donna said...

Wishing you alll the best Carol, yes a 3 month break sounds likek a very good idea. I too have smoked for 47 years and have switched to e-cigs and not smoked a single cigarette for 1 month and a day now. My hubby also has COPD and switching to e-cigs has really improved his breathing and health....so I wish you all the best.
hugs
Donna xx

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,bless,you I really hope you get better really quickly Hun,and I will miss,not seeing,your stunning creations,but its so important you take care of yourself Hun,you can always email me if you need,to chat at anytime Hun,just take it easy,hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Denimo said...

Hi Carol. I just jumped over to your blog today and saw your goal to quit smoking. BRAVO for you!!! It is such a hard thing to do. But a tough attitude and great support really helped me. I didn't have any local support so I was luck to find an on-line support site called QuitNet... www.quitnet.com. This 6/20 I will celebrate 5 years of not smoking. And through the really tough times, QuitNet was there. All you have to do is post "HELP" and many will run to your rescue. You may not go in for that type of thing, but it was exactly what I needed and helped me be successful when I thought I never would be. Whatever you chose... go get 'em!! You CAN do this!! (sorry I went on so long!!)
Hugs,
Denise

Lisa Shepard said...

Hugs, prayers and friendship sending your way!!! Lisa

Patti J said...

Bless your heart - you've been feeling poorly now, for too long! Please take whatever time you need and get better. We will be here when you get back! I will lift you up in prayer, both for good health, and for the willpower to quit smoking. Good for you, my friend! My dear mom quit cold turkey, when our DD was born with breathing problems. It was either quit, or never get to see the grandbaby. I know it was so hard for her to do that, but she did, and you can to! I believe in you! Hugs...

Linda Palmer said...

Good luck to you. It is hard but it can be done. I quit 21 yrs. ago and have had very little illness since that time. I used to have bronchitis every year. I know you can do it!

Rufus said...

Carol, I just sent you snail mail today! Of course you have to take care of yourself first. I know that if you want to quit (for yourself not cause somebody else wants you to) you'll be able to do it. I know how hard it is...done it a couple of times! We'll be here when you get back. Till then we'll be thinking of you.
Take care of yourself...
Hugs,
R/

Lorraine said...

Carol, I'm so sorry to hear about your breathing problems. I too need to quit - I've done it a few times before, but lately the stress has got the better of me. Take care of yourself and hope you get better soon. We will be here when you are ready to come back.

NanaConnie said...

I'm right there in wishing you the best, Carol. I quit smoking 5 years ago and it was the hardest, but best thing I've ever done! It took a while for the breathing to improve but it's much better now. I'll be keeping you in my prayers and I'll miss your wonderful creations. Hugz.

Flowergirl said...

Sorry to hear this, But your health is more important, you must look after yourself. Wishing you all the best and hope that you are back to full strength very soon x
Wendy x

Georgei said...

Carlo
Well like every one is saying you have to take care of your self
frist
we will be there went you come back going to miss you alot and your beautiful card
but that ok for now we see you went you get better
hang in there I will be thing of you alot
A very big HUGS to you
XXXXX

applejack cards by sue said...

Hi Carol, I am so very sorry to read of your health issues. I hope you are able to relax and grow well again, let people help and look after you... a bit of pampering. Take life a bit slower till you are on your feet again. I hope this will be a good week for you.

Carole said...

Blessings and hugs to you my special friend. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers ... Carole xox

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Take care of yourself and I pray you have the strength to stop smoking for good! Best of luck!!

Renkata said...

Good for you dear Carol. Take care of yourself.
keep in touch dear.
Hug's
renkata

Mary Lou said...

Dear Carol~~I am sad to read this...don't like anybody to feel ill :( You be sure to rest and do look forward to knowing things will be ok. I am proud of you for quitting cigs--do know it is "One day at a time"
Wish you all the Best!!! Your in my thoughts and prayers
God Bless

pooky said...

Hi Carol,
I'm so sorry to hear this. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Get well soon my friend:)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Carol I am so sorry that you are unwell - a long rest is the best thing for you right now, and it's always wise to take your doctor's advice.

I am sending you love and big {{{HUGS}}} ~ get well soon my friend.
Sylvia xxxxxx

Amelia said...

Dear Carol, I am so sad to read this post, we are going to miss you lovely cards so much. What is most important now is to get rest and take good care of yourself. Thinking of you.
Amelia x

Eulanda said...

Hey GF! I hope you are feeling better you poor thing! It was funny I came over to check and make sure I could take down your blog candy link from my blog and find you are taking a break. So am I but for a better reason then yours. I just have very little motivation right now an am hoping in September it comes back cuz I have a lot of stuff to use. LOL! I think we all go through a it tho. Anyway, hugs to you and am thinking of you!

Michele said...

i'm sending love and big wishes for your healing. you are doing the right thing. all the best! xo

Marjorie said...

Oh Hunnie, Didn't realize you were so poorly. I have really missed not seeing you on my blog, popped over today to see you, and I'm really sad to hear you are not well. My Mum was a smoker for over 60 years and gave it up after the doctor said she had an infection of the lung..she stopped there and then and has not looked back since, it's been 10 years now. You can do it, I know you can...
Your in my thoughts and prayers hun
Take care...
Biggest hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Ciska said...

Get better soon Carol, really brave to try to stop smoking, I am sure you will succeed. I'll be sending positive vibes your way :)

Elisabet said...

Just checking in to see how you are doing. Hope improvement is occurring daily and that we will see you back soon.
Hugs,
Beth P (one of your newbie peeps)! :D