Failed quitters read here

Originally Posted by candowilldo

EBTG you give me hope. I was going to change my user name as I am so embarrased that I have failed to quit a couple of times already . However you seem to be fighting back against this addiction time and time again.

I am now 5 hours into my third attempt and feeling fairly calm. I have however just been to see the smoking cessation nurse, who frankly irritated me with her patronising comments (well it is hard) - or am I ratty cos I want a fag? who knows,

Anyway, I have been trying for about four weeks to find a way to stop that works for me and haven't given up trying yet.

Hi

I know how you feel, but dont be embarrased to say you have failed in a quit attempt. I post on here every failure and success so people can see that whilst some do it first or second time around. Some of us dont and i have been trying to get my head around stopping smoking for about a year not just a few weeks with a few failed attempts.

I have stopped smoking before for a period of 10 years so i know it can be done. But nicotine is so powerful (apparently more addictive than heroin) so dont change your name, but above all else dont feel like a failure and dont give up. Someone on here once said to me you have only failed if you stop trying !!! I havnt and nor should any of you failed QUITTERS. People on here are great and supportive etc but we all know we have to do this for our selves.

STAY STRONG LIKE THE ENGLISH BULL TERRIER

EBT GIRL

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  • Man Billy.... you have really put some thought into this :) And I agree with all of it and especially loved the swimming across the river ****ogy...... kinda made me feel all proud about myself and my buddies on here for having swam so hard to get across...... I think I am still in the water but so very close to the shore :D:D Great, great posts..... very inspiring. So yet again thank you!

  • there is no magic pill. There is no magic carpet that will get you to the other side. You have to jump in the river and swim across like every other person who made it across did. They were all scared too. The key is once jump in, you better swim for your life because the current is strong...keep moving those arms and don't give up. Some people take longer to get across than others, some are better swimmers, but all face the same current and all have to swim - none of us can fly and we have no magical powers. The only thing we did different than you is -we just did it, we didn't try or talk about it or make excuses... We did it, just do it is the saying. Once you get to the other side - you never want to turn around and jump back in. You may never get back out.

    Fantastic !!!

  • Hi EBT Girl :D

    Back after your very upsetting day thats great this time will be yours and no BF to put up with so you can concentrate on you and what you want OK

    So go from there you know you can you just did 6 days after all

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • Thanks All

    Thanks all Im back and this time im going to do it.

    STAYING STRONG LIKE THE EBT

    EBT GIRL;)

  • Good morning EBT I'm so glad your back. It's a tough old road isn't it? Really really proud of you. You can do it, you'll be back to day 6 before you know it. Let us all keep encouraging each other and well soon get across that river. I for one can't wait until the day comes when I never think of cigs again. The longer we stay off them the sooner that day will come.

    Stay Strong

    Hopeful

  • Thanks marg

    Hi EBT Girl :D

    Back after your very upsetting day thats great this time will be yours and no BF to put up with so you can concentrate on you and what you want OK

    So go from there you know you can you just did 6 days after all

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxx

    Hi Marg

    Yes it was quite upsetting but still , smoking didnt help... and yes i did 6 days so i know i can do it again... and the rest of course

    KEEPING STRONG LIKE THE EBT

    EBT GIRL

    ;)

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