Just typical!

I'm having a really bad day...

My leg is killing me, really hurting. I'm bored, seriously bored - I can really do nothing. It takes all my strength to get upstairs to the loo.

I don't want to eat, my stomach and kidneys hurt from taking outrageously strong painkillers for 10 days.

And for some bizarre reason the thought keeps coming into my head that a fag would fix it all. I know it wouldn't... and I'm not actually craving but to be honest I don't think I have the energy to argue with myself :(

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  • what I would do Stuart is call smokeline 0800848484 - it's free from the landline, because I don't have any advice for ya - I don't know hoe u recover boredom when u can't do anything.

    You're doing really well m8, don't give in now, keep it up :)

    call smokeline :)

  • it WONT fix it!!! my quit date was meant to be saturday and then my husband got stranded up in the mountains in the lake district saturday night and i was worried bloody sick - i thought sod it il quit on monday instead cos a fag will help me but you know what - it actually didnt help! all it did was make me feel even worse cos i was a) still stressed and b) now pissed off with myself that i hadnt quit on the day id planned

    if you smoke you will too be a) still bored and b) feel even more down because you will be disappointed and pissed off with yourself for giving in

    go read some stuff on the net about smoking to distract you and then sit and feel pleased with yourself for what you have acheived and the fact that you nearly caved in but you didnt!! x

  • Stuart, you've got to remember that there will be urges to smoke from time to time.

    You probably smoked when you were bored in the past so you naturally feel it would help, even though your logical brain knows it wouldn't.

    If it gets hard to handle consider the physical act of actually getting to somewhere that sells cigs or baccy while in your current state!

    You are in a vial situation where your only option is to endure while your body repairs itself. I really do sympathise, as with quitting its a case of 1 day at a time and eventually you'll be feeling better.

    Hang in there buddy, try to occupy your mind, work out the plot for a novel or something but try to distract yourself from the urge to smoke and the pain of your leg.

    All the best

    Nic

  • I know guys, I'm not actually seriously thinking of smoking - even if I was the Mrs sure as hell wouldn't go to the shops and while I could... it would take me a day to get there!!!!

    It's just that that nasty little thought that normally comes very rarely and lasts a few milliseconds is there almost constantly today - and it seems like there is nothing I can do to get rid of it. I'm just fed up... it's just one of those days.

  • Don't worry Stuart mate - you will see this day through, treat urself at the end of today to celebrate getting through another day.

    Keep it up buddy - you really are doing well, we are so proud of u :)

  • Hi Stuart - I really don't have any more advice other than what others have already said, except I find when I'm at home and feel I am "needing" a cig going into a room where I have never smoked (ie, bedroom) helps and the "need" soon passes.

    I really feel for you and hope you feel better soon.

    Jan

    xx

  • Hi Stuart - I really don't have any more advice other than what others have already said, except I find when I'm at home and feel I am "needing" a cig going into a room where I have never smoked (ie, bedroom) helps and the "need" soon passes.

    I really feel for you and hope you feel better soon.

    Jan

    xx

    You never in the bathroom?

    REALLY?

    You do surprise me Jan I often used to light up while I....

    Oh....

    I think I shared too much again:(

  • Hello Stuart, you sound miserable :( and i don't blame you it must be frustrating and so dull not being able to do anything. but as you rightly said smoking won't fix anything or make anything better...believe me i know!!! hope you get through it and find a way to cheer yourself up! don't be a silly sod and cave in like i did!!! x

  • You never in the bathroom?

    REALLY?

    You do surprise me Jan I often used to light up while I....

    Oh....

    I think I shared too much again:(

    Yep - I think you did;)

  • Hold on tight Stuart you can do this I am sure.

  • Thanks everyone.

    I haven't given in, but this damn thought just will not go away today. Oh well, maybe tomorrow!

    I had to go out a little while ago - and normally that is a sure fire way to cheer me up... find a country road and throw the car at it really quite quickly. (one day I shall tell you about my car.... she is a wee bit special under the skin ;) )

    Anyway, I can't even enjoy that at the moment because of my leg... I had to sit in the passenger seat. THE PASSENGER SEAT :mad:

    One hell of a cr@p day, that I can't wait to be over.

  • OK Tell us about the car you know you wanna!

    Might even make you feel better!

  • Hang in there:)

    your doing great and just think how great you will feel when this passes.

  • OK Tell us about the car you know you wanna!

    Might even make you feel better!

    Nah, I will get slated as being a boring petrol head... :D

    It's a dull looking car, that is in exceptional condition and goes really well. We shall leave it at that.

    I'ts just a rough day, that's all. I shall survive :)

  • Hot bath, hot drink, hot bed with a hot book! :rolleyes:

  • Hopefully, today is all behind you and tomorrow you will revert to being "positive" Stuart, that's the only one I've met on this forum!

    We all have bad days and I think it's just reminding us, as we think we've cracked it this time, that it can still come back and "TRY" and get you!

    Hope tomorrow (or today as it now is) will be a better day for you, perhaps a hobby would be a good idea!

  • Feeling slightly better today, I think it's the painkillers that are screwing me up... that and old fashioned cabin fever!

    I'm not going to cave though. No way. If education and distraction don't get me through this spell - sheer stubborness will!

    Hopefully the leg will start to ease soon, so I can start my walks again... I'm certain that as soon as I can do that I will feel a lot better.

    Thanks for the replies everyone.

  • Nah, I will get slated as being a boring petrol head... :D

    Does that mean you would be really jealous that I went to be in the audience of Top Gear yesterday :p and that's my excuse for not being here to support you on your rubbish day.

    Twas a truly fantastic day (sorry) although did sit o the M25 for an hour not moving on the way home :mad:

    Hope you leg eases up a bit for you soon mate.

    Sian x

  • Does that mean you would be really jealous that I went to be in the audience of Top Gear yesterday :p and that's my excuse for not being here to support you on your rubbish day.

    Twas a truly fantastic day (sorry) although did sit o the M25 for an hour not moving on the way home :mad:

    Hope you leg eases up a bit for you soon mate.

    Sian x

    I think I would find watching filming a programme really dull tbh... but working on my own car... I find that a lot of fun.

    Glad you enjoyed it though.

  • Stuart,

    this should be right up your street...

    don't laugh too hard though.. :D

    fmft.net/Agony%20Aunt%20Rep...

  • Stuart,

    this should be right up your street...

    don't laugh too hard though.. :D

    highly amusing image

    I likes that, a lot :D

  • Do you feel better Stuar? You always encourage me when I have difficulty. I dont want you fail. And you neither , do you?

    Try to win until tomorrow this time, Stuart. I think you can!

  • Do you feel better Stuar? You always encourage me when I have difficulty. I dont want you fail. And you neither , do you?

    Try to win until tomorrow this time, Stuart. I think you can!

    I'm OK, thank you Blessing.

    For a couple of days there, I was really struggling - the thoughts of cigarettes just would not go away... but things are easing now and the leg doesn't hurt quite so much.

    I'm still feeling bad, but a lot better than I was a couple of days ago. Hopefully I will be well enough to go back to work on Monday.

    I'm sure things will get back to "normal" soon, and I will go back to hardly thinging about smoking :)

  • Now then, I am getting sick of feeling sorry for myself this week...

    So...

    On a cheerier note, the end of today is the end of the 7th week - while tomorrow will mark 3 other milestones.

    Day 50!

    £200 saved by the end of it! ++

    1000 cigarettes not smoked by the end of it! ++

    :D

    *does his little dance again, but falls over swearing and holding his leg*

    ++ These numbers are approximate. As an ex roll-up smoker, it is very difficult to get accurate figures to put into a quit meter - but these are pretty close

  • Great news on all fronts!

    Here's a dance for you

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  • Well today is indeed day 50. Jees thats gone quick! Not one puff in 50 days!

    Feeling much better today, the leg is much better - to the extend where I am down to over the counter painkillers... which of course makes the rest of me feel much better.

    So, today is a better day... I even managed to drive today, and that really did improve my mood :D

    Thanks everyone for your kind words while I have struggled with this little phase.

  • ... I even managed to drive today, and that really did improve my mood :D/QUOTE]

    Yeah, I saw you when you were filling up. Halloween was yesterday but I suppose we can let you off this once since you were hurting.

    Congrats on reaching 50 days and more importantly, getting through the last few days without succumbing.

  • Well done on the half hundred :D, great to hear that you legs easing up.

    I understand that you weren't about to give in but its seriously irritating to have the urge that won't let up, none the less.

    Hang in there, that leg will be back to normal in no time.

    BTW have you considered a body kit for that car of yours:D:p

  • Stuart,

    So glad that you have got through a difficult phase and that your leg is getting beter.

    50 days - fabulous! Here's to the next 50.

    Keep going, you are doing fantastically well despite your couple of bad days, but they will probably have made your resolve even more solid.

    All the best

    Bernie

  • A bit of a step backward today, as far as the leg goes... I appear to have done more damage... but I dunno how, it's like back to the start again - I probably overpushed it a bit so I am really annoyed with myself. Looks like more time off work and more time stuck at home :(

    I'm not feeling so bad as far as the quit is concerned though, the bad feelings of the last few days seem to be behind me for now :o

  • Oh no! That's a shame as work is a great side track to thinking about smoking. Half of the problem is having time to "think" about it rather than actually doing it!

    Hope that it starts to get better soon and you can get back to normal!

  • Awww, poor Stu......healing (((vibes))) for your poorly leg :(

  • Not goof mate, :( glad the nagging smoking thoughts are better though.

    Take it steady,

    Nic

  • Shuffle along the invalids bench mate, I need to sit down.

    Got a cold and as sometimes happens to me, put my back out when I sneezed. :(

    Now whenever I get a sneeze its accompanied by a sharp pain, won't take as long as your leg to get sorted but its irritating too!

    Always found that smoking relaxed the muscles somewhat but so far no cravings or urges, which is good.

    Hope your leg is improving.

    Cheers

    Nic

  • Shuffle up again you two. I ended up with back pain over the weekend shifting furniture and other stuff. Not as bad as you two but still aches.

    Sorry to hear about your leg Stuart but when they say rest they mean rest. Mind you, I tend to do things I shouldn't so not really the best one to be giving out advice like that.:rolleyes:

    Take care both of you.

    I have been quit for 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 11 hours, 40 minutes and 39 seconds (25 days). I have saved £172.03 by not smoking 764 cigarettes. I have saved 2 Days, 15 hours and 40 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 09/10/2008 00:00

  • So your furniture finally arrived then Jan! Bet you're pleased. :)

    The back's only an issue when I sneeze or have been in the same position too long. When I got up this morning I was walking about like a 90 year old.

    It happens, a couple of times a year, and is normally better within a week.

    Cheers

    Nic

  • Nic and Jan both put their backs out at the same time?

    Something we should know? :D

    Ouch, I know about bad backs... got a rod in mine from a bad accident a while ago and it gets tweaked quite easily. Sounds a bit like yours Nic, where it hurts a little for a week or so and then it goes away.

    Get well soon, all 3 of us :D

  • I hope your leg Improves soon.

  • Nic and Jan both put their backs out at the same time?

    Something we should know? :D

    Ouch, I know about bad backs... got a rod in mine from a bad accident a while ago and it gets tweaked quite easily. Sounds a bit like yours Nic, where it hurts a little for a week or so and then it goes away.

    Get well soon, all 3 of us :D

    (Haughty voice)Don't know what you could mean Stuart:p:D

    Yes thanks Nic - it is heaven just to be able to sit in comfort watching tv after sitting on dining room chairs for 13 weeks. So well worth the bad back in that respect.

  • hang on in there

    stuart ......hnag on in there buddy, your doing really well and althiough im new to the forum i can see you have helped so many people with your advice, so dont give in , you would be so disappointed with yourself.......do anything...but smoke!.... stay strong:)

  • stuart ......hnag on in there buddy, your doing really well and althiough im new to the forum i can see you have helped so many people with your advice, so dont give in , you would be so disappointed with yourself.......do anything...but smoke!.... stay strong:)

    Don't worry, I won't be smoking.

    Thank you for your words of support. It doesn't matter how long anyone has been here. A pat on the back, a word of advice or a kick up the backside means just as much whoever it's from. So thank you for your efforts.

    That was a really rough week for me, but thankfully I came through and will continue to do so. I hope others read this and realise that my quit had been shockingly easy for me up to this point... I think I just had my first week in week 7! Not nice, but I came through.

    Moral of the story - stay alert, stay ready. You could be in for a rough time at any point. Stay strong and stay quit!

  • Well done bud,

    It seem to me that getting through the rough points is a necessity, and generally strengthens the quit.

    Hope the leg eases up soon,

    ATB

    Nic

  • Hi Nicola and welcome to the forum.

    Congrats on getting to day 2.

    Look forward to hearing more from you.

    All the best

    Nic

  • Don't worry, I won't be smoking.

    Thank you for your words of support. It doesn't matter how long anyone has been here. A pat on the back, a word of advice or a kick up the backside means just as much whoever it's from. So thank you for your efforts.

    That was a really rough week for me, but thankfully I came through and will continue to do so. I hope others read this and realise that my quit had been shockingly easy for me up to this point... I think I just had my first week in week 7! Not nice, but I came through.

    Moral of the story - stay alert, stay ready. You could be in for a rough time at any point. Stay strong and stay quit!

    So glad you got through your rough patch and are still here to keep us all on our toes:p

    Seriously well, and hope body's healing well...

    nicky

  • nicola b

    Hi everyone, just joined today. Have been smoke free for 2 days now with the aid of Champix.

    Have enjoyed reading the post and how supportive you all are. Hopefully I will find this forum really usefull.

    Welcome nicola (great name!!:p)...

    great fan of champix myself, got me to quit where everything (and everyone) else had failed!!

    good luck, look forward to following your quit..

    nicky

  • Welcome, Nicola - I hope you find both the Champix and the Forum as wonderfully helpful with your quit as I have with mine.

    I shall be here a while longer to make a nuisance of myself, Nicky ;)

    I re-read one of the Woofmang tales this morning... rings just as true this time as it did the first time I read it. It was written by Kevin when he was at about the same point in his quit as I am... and it seems he was having trouble, so he wrote this and gave himself and a few others a good kick up the bum. Certainly hit home with me as well.

    CLICKY LINKY

    I will not fail, I will never smoke a single cigarette again; Never another puff!

    54 days ago, I made a choice that I still make everyday. Today, I choose not to smoke. Tomorrow I will choose not to smoke.

    I don't care what life brings round - I do not smoke anymore.

  • Welcome, Nicola - I hope you find both the Champix and the Forum as wonderfully helpful with your quit as I have with mine.

    I shall be here a while longer to make a nuisance of myself, Nicky ;)

    I re-read one of the Woofmang tales this morning... rings just as true this time as it did the first time I read it. It was written by Kevin when he was at about the same point in his quit as I am... and it seems he was having trouble, so he wrote this and gave himself and a few others a good kick up the bum. Certainly hit home with me as well.

    CLICKY LINKY

    I will not fail, I will never smoke a single cigarette again; Never another puff!

    54 days ago, I made a choice that I still make everyday. Today, I choose not to smoke. Tomorrow I will choose not to smoke.

    I don't care what life brings round - I do not smoke anymore.

    I have just read that link and how true it is. At the end of the day it is you who choose in anything that you do or don't do.

    Hi Nicola - welcome to the forum. Hope to see you on here a lot and all the best with your quit. xx:)

  • Great Clicky Linky Stu :D

    Hi Nicola, how are you today?

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