Day 34

Hi everyone, just saying hello on day 34, not sure I have managed it so far but I have & without a slip.

Not been easy at times, not really craving a cig as such but still feel I have lost part of who I was, which is really really stupid I know and it seems so lame to make that statement, but I have smoked for fourty years in good times & bad and it just getting over that mindset.

But I am so glad I have made the decision to quit. My husband children & grandchildren are backing me to the hilt, and with them & the people on this forum I am resolute to continue.

I have just dropped to the next stage of the patches, I felt in myself it was time, and have felt ok.

I love reading everyone's post and the humour therein.

I hope everyone is ok, how are you linlin? doing ok I am sure.

Love to everyone Joan XXX

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  • Hi everyone, just saying hello on day 34, not sure I have managed it so far but I have & without a slip.

    Not been easy at times, not really craving a cig as such but still feel I have lost part of who I was, which is really really stupid I know and it seems so lame to make that statement, but I have smoked for fourty years in good times & bad and it just getting over that mindset.

    But I am so glad I have made the decision to quit. My husband children & grandchildren are backing me to the hilt, and with them & the people on this forum I am resolute to continue.

    I have just dropped to the next stage of the patches, I felt in myself it was time, and have felt ok.

    I love reading everyone's post and the humour therein.

    I hope everyone is ok, how are you linlin? doing ok I am sure.

    Love to everyone Joan XXX

    Hi Joan - well done to you. I know exactly what you mean. It's a bit like learning to live your life again without the cigarrette and as stupid as it may sound it is really hard. We know we've made the right decision and hopefully after getting the most stressful time of year out of the way, we can look back and feel really proud of our achievement. I like to read the posts on the forum too, gives me a laugh and keeps me going. Take care

  • Well done Joan. its a great feeling to think of yourself as a non smoker, and thats what you are girl. your an inspiration to all those behind you. Just think all those who will quit newyears day, and your miles and miles ahead yessss.

  • Hi Joanlaw

    I'm still hanging in with you and feel exactly like you. I had to read your post a couple of times wondering if I had written it! Funny feeling isn't it? I guess it's going to take ages to get used to....

  • Day 38 for you two today - hope you're both fine dear Joan and linlin but I'm sure you are!

    Yes it does feel like we've lost this huge part of ourselves and in some ways that's exactly what happened, but that feeling of sorrow also does go away, seriously, you can trust me on that. Mind you not as in you forget or dismiss who you were - in fact I was afraid about that, about becoming a non smoker and somehow losing my identity, kind of forgetting who I was if you know what I mean :rolleyes: - no it simply happens that you instead come to quite simply realize you can actually be you without smoking, and that hey, nothing is ever going to change as far as you as a person :p It takes time, but for instance it was only tonight reading your post Joan that I actually was reminded about that early times feeling of loss and fear.

    Cheer up girls you're doing amazing!! img.photobucket.com/albums/...

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