I have made it to 4 months
Have just read the post from Lisa Oscar, thought it was great. She says (and Jim agrees) she does not think about smoking very much any more and that if we still do at around 6 months we should look at what we are thinking and change it, wise words I think - also something to look forward to. Reading posts ahead of me always leaves me feeling there is better to come
I still think about smoking at month 4 but not with the same intensity, have others felt like this?
My husband still smokes but he never does it around me nor in the house. Every other time I stopped he did too but this time not. I kind of think, and read something about being around people who smoke, that this makes it harder, but I get to learn to let it pass.
I have COPD so I do not have any choice about stopping. I feel better since I stopped, but because I am already quite breathless I don't feel the benefits quite as much as I would if I had done it sooner. I guess this is a lesson to us all, do not wait until the damage is done. I stayed in denial, not accepting smoking "did this to me" until I had to give up work, was no longer able to join in on activities etc etc, until one day it broke my heart, I had depression and anxiety as well and I knew I had to stop. Did it, and the anxiety went away, that was also a blessing it was horrible. I then found this site another blessing, I read every day and don't feel so alone. I am hoping this is letting out all my feelings from deep inside so that from here I get to heal a day at a time.
I thank you all for your sharing and caring.