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Mamaflo

San Antonio, Texas
My name is Debra, Debbie, Deb. I'm the oldest of 7 children, born and raised in the mid-west. Was in the Army when we were still WACs. Married to the same man for more than 30 years, and Retired (both of us). Have strong opinions that I love voicing but others hate hearing. I quit smoking in... Full Bio
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4.5 years and still not smoking by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking It's been a very long time since I've blogged and I want to apologize to all the wonderful men and women I met during my quit. I wouldn't be here without your support. The p ... Read on »
Start Again? by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking I started blogging essentially when I quit smoking more than two years ago - OMG, it's actually been that long, I'm amazed. I'm still quit and finally at peace with no ... Read on »
Apologize by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking I want to apologize to all those blogs I drop on everyday but today EC was down the vast majority of the day and now when I have some time the day is almost over and I won't g ... Read on »
From Howdy Doody to Erectile Dysfunction by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking I enjoy watching “some” television but I’m increasingly disillusioned with the advertising and the programing of most channels. No doubt I should remind you that I’m 54 ... Read on »
What I think about paying for healthcare by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking So much debate (as there should be) on health care reform and it's gotten me to thinking about why there are so many people that feel that health care should be inexpensive ... Read on »
What Do You Think Is Your Responsibility? by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking I was reading a post on another blog and the blogger was talking about it being her responsibility to leave her children/grandchildren an inheritance. I'm wondering if this i ... Read on »
Who Else Has Experience with Pristiq? by Mamaflo 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking Because the anti-anxiety/panic attack meds my PCP put me on initially didn't work he put me on Pristiq which is more of an anti-depressant and supposedly much like Effexor ... Read on »
Meds took away one issue and gave me a much bigger one by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking (Actually I feel a lot better since I ran out of those pills you prescribed me) I was experiencing some panic/anxiety attacks recently (since starting pulmonary rehab ac ... Read on »
Who Should Be Cleaning Up This Mess? by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking I'm tired of everywhere I drive seeing scenes like this, people just discarding their trash out their windows, flies out of the back of their pick ups, or is just simply du ... Read on »
Chasing The Bubbles by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking We drove to visit with our GrandSon Rudy over the last few days and we found that we've been away from him for wayyyyyy too long, he's gone from being a toddler to being a lit ... Read on »
Rudy is back from Mexico by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking My son and his family just got back from Mexico where they had a wonderful Club Med Vacation. I'm posting the photo of their family because it's just a great photo of ... Read on »
Pulmonary Rehab by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking I've now been to 3 rehab sessions and I'm hopeful, I feel good exercising. They told me today that I work too hard at completing the repetitions too quickly, that I'm not bre ... Read on »
Why Do People Stare? by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking I have been on oxygen now for almost 2 weeks and I find that when I go to the neighborhood grocery store that people really stare and move out of my way. I carry my porta ... Read on »
Apple's WWDC by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking To quote TUAW"Today's a day filled with incredible anticipation for Apple fans. The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference opens with a keynote by Apple Senior VP of Product Ma ... Read on »
Who Said Rudy Could Become a Big Boy? by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking My DIL posted some new photos of my favorite little man, my grandson Rudy. He's looking more and more like a little boy instead of a baby and seeing his smiling face gives me ... Read on »
COPD & Emphysema by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking As many of you know, I was a smoker for 36 years and quit in September 2007 with the help of Chantix. Even though I quit, my breathing has gotten increasingly worse. A few ... Read on »
Some Wildlife We Encountered Along The Way by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking These are some of the wildlife we encountered. Click on the photos, open them up and take in the detail. These first two photos are of a sea lion colony in the waters ar ... Read on »
My Grandson's First Haircut by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking I just had to share this landmark event (yeah maybe not for you but definitely for Rudy's family). Rudy was an incredible little trooper and he's just a happy well adjusted l ... Read on »
Buschart Gardens in Victoria, BC by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking All photos can and should be enlarged to full resolution. Read on »
Glaciers, Beautiful Glacial Ice by Mamaflo Posted in: Blog Posts in Quit smoking Remember - you can click on the photos to see them in large/full resolution. The first two photos are the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. These next 5 photos are ... Read on »