Hi there folks. A quick introduction:
I stopped smoking last year (18th December 2008) so I'm currently on my 6th week now. I've had some massive changes in my life in those last 6 weeks including moving home and changing job, and all through christmas time !!
I've not had the internet because of this and so I've had to do this without support until now, but I'm delighted to find this forum and have been reading allot of the posts that others have made.
I'm using the NRT patches at the moment and things are going ok. There have been some really tough times and I dont mind admitting I've been in tears more than once.
This isnt my first time trying to stop smoking but I think it will be the last time.
One of the main things that is getting me through the cravings is I'm telling myself "If I still feel like this in 1 year then I'll start smoking again and wont look back" I know this will be frowned upon by some people but it takes away the feeling of "things will NEVER be the same again" for me and is some comfort. Of course I hope I wont still be craving badly in a years time !! in fact, already just 5 and a half weeks in and its getting easier.
Anyway thankyou for reading this and I look forward to discussing things with you all in the future.