Did you ever smoke and are you now a non smoker? You must feel that sense of pride and achievement, and no doubt very, very happy and relieved. Yes, and of course it is an achievement and you have made it – so well done!
Receiving lots of comments and congratulations?
Family are usually the ones who appreciate the sacrifice and effort you have made because they are the ones who worry about you. Clients often tell me that their partner hasn’t made them give up.
However so often the smell, mess and worry about their partners health as a smoker is the true reality of their concern and silence. They feel helpless as I did with my husband when he continued to smoke.
Being a trained nurse and knowing the facts, resulted in a great deal of stress especially with four young children. When my husband had his first heart attack, I was scared and worried, even more worried when he decided he wanted to work in PNG. Thankfully the hospital on Bougainville was the best equipped hospital in PNG. So we were blessed.
Twenty months later when he had his second heart attack I was working as the Nursing Superintendent at the hospital. The Medical Superintendent medivac’d him out the next day so he was in Brisbane when they diagnosed him two days later with extensive lung cancer. This had caused a blockage of one of the main arteries to his heart resulting in his heart attack. I sent one of the trained staff to travel with him so I could stay with the children.
The dangers of living on Bougainville
Conflict began to emerge from the start of mining operations at Panguna in 1988 and continued for 10 years. Many of the local landowners were opposed to the mine because it attracted an influx of workers from other parts of PNG.
At that time Bougainville was becoming more isolated with the violence. The airport had been destroyed along with all the planes except one which had been severely damaged. It was imperative I fly to Brisbane to be with my husband as the news wasn’t good. Thankfully the staff were able to repair the plane sufficiently which allowed it to continue flying. It was a difficult time as I had two children still on the island.
A dear friend agreed to care for the children until we could organise flights for the children out of Bougainville. They also packed up our house which was a huge task. Such kindness is never forgotten. Another very kind person gave up their seat on the next available flight to allow me to travel to Brisbane, all the while unsure of how my husband was doing.
We had to make four stops including an overnight stay in Cairns due to the problems on Bougainville. At every stop I wasn’t sure if I had a seat on the next flight as I hadn’t booked. However the airline used their emergency seating to accommodate me. When I arrived in Brisbane my husband was very sick as they had started chemotherapy. There was such a lot of cancer the body struggled to remove the dead cells from the cancer and chemo.
What about the Children?
I was delighted when the children arrived three days later and we could spend time with their father. We had 11 months with him before he died a most unpleasant death having gone through chemo. Later on he was diagnosed with brain tumours and required radiotherapy. However I will always look back on those 11 months and feel gratitude for this time with him. Wherever I can, I will continue to help other families so their loved one can have additional time with them. So love your partner, families and the world at large. You have had your life extended by up to 14 years now so love your life and enjoy those people around you.
How Can Hypnosis Help Me
If you are seeking help or experiencing the frustration of being a smoker, then reach out and make contact. My greatest love is to see just one more person being taken from the crutches of the cigarette companies and being free of this killing habit. I also offer a Lifetime Guarantee. This means if you ever smoke again, you can come back for another session and there is no charge to you. I can be contacted on 1300 619 684 or alternatively you can make your booking online and set your date to become a non smoker for life and in only one easy session.