In order to get NRT on prescription I have to visit the nurse at the Drs practise for her clinic, I just went to the firt one and I swear it nearly made me quit my quit she upset me so much.
First thing she said, looking at my Drs notes, when I walked in was..."Hmm I see you have had had several failed attempts to quit before, what makes this time diferent, we cant just hand out Nicotine Gum unless we think it will benefit you you know."
I convinced her that even though as she could see from my notes, I am a total failure and have failed so many times and should probably be publically flogged for my failed quit attempts, that this time is diferent and so she gave me the prescription.
She then proceeded to give me the benefit of her vast knowledge on how impossible it is to quit and how even though I feel ok now for several years it would be a struggle and I should realise that.
I felt so upset when I left her office that I had my worst yet craving for a cigarette. Luckily I had to run to my hair appointment so I didnt have time to dwell on it too much and was cheered up by the hairdresser.
But my God, stop smoking clinic, more like you will need a cigarette just to get through the trauma of meeting the smoking cessation nurse clinic if you ask me.