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My first diary (and oh, I hope it isn't my last) is staring back at me with a blue-bordered blankness, begging me to fill the boxes with clever, astute observations or fiery rants. Sorry to ...
by shesaid
Comment Count 210 comments on Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 06:10 PM PST with 675 Recommends
I am trying to quit smoking. I want a cigarette so damn bad right now I'm climbing the walls.
by Rosebuddear
Comment Count 560 comments on Sun Jun 07, 2009 at 06:18 PM PDT with 364 Recommends
In health care news, researchers have mapped the genetic history of two of the most common types of cancer. As reported ...
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 287 comments on Thu Dec 17, 2009 at 04:52 PM PST with 326 Recommends
I began smoking when I was 15 years old. Back in the day, smoking was a sign of being "grown up", of maturity, of being "with it". We all smoked. My parents, my sister, all of my friends, doctors,
by Granny Doc
Comment Count 364 comments on Wed Sep 08, 2010 at 03:45 PM PDT with 287 Recommends
Welcome, New Users, ...
by smileycreek
Comment Count 400 comments on Thu Jan 07, 2010 at 02:06 PM PST with 260 Recommends
[THURSDAY NIGHT IS HEALTH CARE CHANGE NIGHT is a new series started by TheFatLadySings. In it we seek to find ways to effect change in the health care system. Tonight, we observe that change ...
by Dallasdoc
Comment Count 381 comments on Thu Apr 03, 2008 at 04:01 PM PDT with 253 Recommends
Sam, at age five. Sam is a 13 year-old female cat. In 2000, a neighborhood friend alerted me to the presence of three stray kittens who were living under his porch. I took one of them into my home, ...
by bsmechanic
Comment Count 104 comments on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 04:25 PM PST with 160 Recommends
My uncle smoked himself to death. And like so many people in ourĀ familiesĀ and communities, he wanted to quit so very badly for years and years. He had tried over and over for 20 years and ...
by futurebird
Comment Count 202 comments on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 06:53 PM PST with 147 Recommends
I was surprised to learn that the tobacco plant did not evolve until just after the last ice age, only about 8,000 years ago. Its innovative strategy for survival against the surge of new insects ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 130 comments on Sun Feb 21, 2010 at 04:24 AM PST with 142 Recommends
I told my reflection last night before I went to bed. I woke up angry and slapped on a nicotine patch. You're sorry ? Well do something about it right now! Never, never, never again will I ...
by GenXangster
Comment Count 110 comments on Sun Nov 06, 2011 at 09:06 AM PST with 132 Recommends
So I'm in my 10th day without a cigarette after being addicted to smoking for almost as many years. I wanted to write a little bit about this because the GUS (Gave Up Smoking) diaries that have been ...
by droogie6655321
Comment Count 289 comments on Tue Aug 11, 2009 at 01:34 PM PDT with 119 Recommends
A little over a month ago, I posted the following diary to Daily Kos: I need to find a permanent or foster home for my cats . This was the most difficult diary I had ever posted, about life ...
by bsmechanic
Comment Count 35 comments on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 06:30 PM PST with 100 Recommends
(H/T to Gussack dangoch for the title, it was inspired by a comment in one of the GUS threads) GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of ...
by Vacationland
Comment Count 197 comments on Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 04:34 PM PDT with 92 Recommends
The purpose of this diary is to announce a DKos quit smoking challenge. The day starts tomorrow (June 15th) and anyone is invited to join in the fun. For you current smokers, you now have ...
by bgblcklab1
Comment Count 240 comments on Sun Jun 14, 2009 at 06:22 AM PDT with 85 Recommends
It's been a very strange holiday season at the Wolverton house. The pain of watching a loved one slowly, oh, so slowly die wears on the soul. I wanted to be happy. Celebrate the season. Be joyous ...
by JDWolverton
Comment Count 24 comments on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 10:31 AM PST with 54 Recommends
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. If you ...
by triciawyse
Comment Count 124 comments on Tue Nov 24, 2009 at 04:51 PM PST with 53 Recommends
This is the first installment of a collaboration between deltadoc and TheFatLadySings.
by deltadoc
Comment Count 43 comments on Thu Aug 06, 2009 at 05:55 AM PDT with 46 Recommends
GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. If you ...
by triciawyse
Comment Count 144 comments on Thu Jan 07, 2010 at 02:58 PM PST with 45 Recommends
This was typed before my father arthur died this past Tuesday at 5pm. for anyone that might live close or around shawnee,oklahoma his funeral is going to be tuesday aug,4,09 he was tragically hit by ...
by Arthur Wolf
Comment Count 53 comments on Mon Aug 03, 2009 at 03:34 PM PDT with 44 Recommends
Hi Gussack buddies!!! Here's a diary from a fallen-down-backtracking-yes-I-smoked-again-returnee. GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of ...
by gchaucer2
Comment Count 170 comments on Mon Jul 20, 2009 at 06:09 AM PDT with 44 Recommends