Just thought I would stop by and share my story. I have been reading this forum over the past few days so thought I would contribute . I was a smoker for 8 years, I still remember my first cigarette, my best friend gave it to me and I gave in to pear pressure. I was 16.
I didnâ€™t smoke much, only 2 cigarettes a day. One at 9am & one at 3pm â€“ I am a breastfeeding mommy and each day I would go through a vicious cycle of reading how bad cigarettes where wishing for the day that I could silence that little voice in my head telling me I needed these cancer sticks to get me through the day. I visited a doctor to get some advice, he blew me off and told me I wasnâ€™t addicted and I should simplyâ€¦ stop. I contacted a counselor / hypnotherapy but they were really expensive and took to long (couldnâ€™t leave my bub for 3 hours)
My partner smokes, a pack a day. One night I lost it, I told him that he may as well leave if he continues to smoke as much as he did because I didnâ€™t want to explain to his baby why daddy wasnâ€™t with us anymore if God forbid heart disease or cancer kicked in. I went to bed in tears and woke the next morning and it was the day I had been praying for, the little voice in my head was GONE!
I felt EXCITED! It was like I just knew that moment that I didnâ€™t need or want to smoke anymore. The withdrawals have come and gone and when they do, I simply couldnâ€™t care less because I finally feel FREE !!!!
I have made it to Day 4 without touching a cigarette. No one is proud of me, except me! Because nobody believes I was addicted but this is huge! I have broken a 8 year addiction cold turkey and I am EXCITED about a future where cigarettes do NOT rule my life!
Thanks for reading if you got this far!
(Hubby is on Zyban & also had hypnosis now, down to 8 cigs a day from one pack, not feeling overly confident he will quit though.)