50th time

This is like my 50th time to "try" to quit smoking! Have been on the patches which tear my skin up so bad not even funny, but yet I try them, I have been on Chantix which worked but scared me due to the people killing themselves, done cold turkey which I am doign now again. I just hate failing and telling people I am trying to quit and then you fail......

I am going to the doctor on Thursday because I feel like there is something not right in my glands in my neck and throat, just doesn't feel right and of course I am scared to death I have cancer at 41...then I get mad at myself for not quitting sooner. I am going on a cruise next week and they won't be able to do any test so then I will be freaking out on my cruise....

So as you can see I full of emotions and hoping I can kick this habit and just looking for moral support.




4 Replies

  • Hi Michelle :)

    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

    Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here OK

    Best Wishes

    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • Hi Mic,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Okay, so this is the 50th quit for you. Make it last and there won't need to be a 51. Fear of illness can be a motivator for many people - whenever I feel weak in my quit I check out some of the horrible things that smoking does to us - that soon puts my mind right. Like a lot of people I used to fool myself into thinking that none of those bad things would happen to me.:o

    How good will it be to go on that cruise and not be smoking?

    Your decision to quit is one of the best decisions you will ever make. Stay strong.


  • Welcome to best way to quit, this forum.

    And congrats on making the decision to quit.

  • I've tried a lot of times before but this time I had a different mindset. I told myself that I WAS quitting, not trying to quit. The difference being that when you say you are trying to quit you are allowing for failure, whereas if you say you are quitting there is no room for failure.

    Nearly 7 weeks on I feel great and will not let myself smoke tobacco again. I don't want or need to so now I am not trying to quit I have quit.

    Hope that your doctor finds nothing serious wrong.


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