Day one

Day one for me finding it so much more difficult than before - I quit when I was pregnant with my daughter who is 2 1/2 and stupidly started smoking again when she was 5 months old. I really want to do it this time. My other half smokes and wanted to do it together but he won't commit to it, but this makes it harder for me. Arghh really want a ciggie but I will not give in!!!

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  • Hi Louey :)

    Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

    You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathiseing with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

    Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them Here are 2 I find very good to start you off whyquit.com and woofmang.com Read, read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

    Well done on the first day of your quit Are you using NRT or anything to help If you've gone C T the nicotine will leave your system in 3 days and after the first week it will get much easier for you Just hang in there you can do this

    Take it day by day, hour by hour, even minute by minute if you have to. Post often for whatever reason to have a rant, a moan we really don't care pretty much anything goes OK

    Some of those on here have O H's still smoking and some even say that in some ways it has made them even more determined

    Good Luck

    Marg xxxxxxx

  • Hello Louey80

    Welcome to the forum .... You have made the hardest and biggest step, you've made the decision to stop. Now isn't that an achievement in its self ????

    There are loads of people on here to help, lots of good information, browse around and make yourself at home.

    You have come this far without a cigarette, whether it be an hour a day a week a month, it doesn't matter take each minute as it comes, and deal with that.

    Before you know it you will be counting off days then weeks and not even realising how far you have come

    Keep it up and be strong

    You can do it !!!:):)

  • Thank you, I went to see the cessation nurse at our local surgery and have patches and an inhalator, but not yet picked up the prescription so using left over patches from last time I quit or not soo!!

    I am trying to keep busy hopefully will result in a nice clean house by the end of the weekend. Thanks for the links I haven't used this kind of thing before but I think with extra encouragement from others I can really do it this time. Fingers crossed!!:)

  • Its worth it...

    U can do it Louey, I joined this forum on day 17, Now on day 33 and its great, So many fantastic people who really encourage and help you.

    Also some great sites to read and help you. Sure you will do it this time now u have found this great forum:p Kaz

  • Hi Louey :D

    You'll get all the encouragement and support you need you only have to ask for it OK

    Post often to let us know how you're doing or for a rant, whatever helps

    Best Wishes

    Marg

  • Hi Louey, Welcome to the forum. It's been great for me. Loads of encouragement and helpful things to read. Congratulations for making the decision to quit. We're all here for you

    Hopeful x

  • Hi Louey

    Well done, great decision for you, your little girl will not grow up seeing you smoke or smelling of smoke either, how good will that be.

    My husband smokes too but not near me nor in the house. Your husband will see you stopped and he may be encouraged to stop too. He will do it in his own time, best not to keep at him, spend all your time and energy on getting there yourself.

    Loads of luck to you will look out for you daily - we were all where you are once so you can be where we are too one day. Lots of help on here just ask.

    Jackie

  • Hi Louey,

    Welcome and congratulations on making the right decision,your daughter will benefit from having a non smoking mum.

    Stay strong it gets easier,I promise.

  • Hi louey, Well done on making the best decision you will ever make, that is the hardest step done, there are lots of great people on here who are full of great advice and have some link pages to read and read and read.

    I have tried to quit a few times but this time has been differant, the help from everyone on this forum has kept me strong at times when i was ready to crack, but now 30 days on and it does get easier, use this forum, read, post when you doing good, and post when you need help, someone is always here to reply to you, my oh is still smoking although he goes outside, i think because he is seeing me doing it and not finding it as hard as i thought he is begining to talk about stopping too! (i try not to push him though), so again anyway, well done!!

    tracy21:)

  • Thanks for all your messages. I didn't use patches before the thought of baby was enough to go cold turkey and felt no side effects or cravings - strange!

    So the patches I am using are ones I brought a few months ago when I half heartedly tried to quit!! Thanks for the warning though!

    Wish there was no cravings now, my house is getting bit more sorted though which is good as I try to keep myself busy!!

  • Hahahaha!!! I bet we all have super clean houses!!!

    If eva ya want some energy to get your house SUPER CLEAN... quit smoking lol.. it never fails :D

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