I posted my first post yesterday, while on day 3 - now on day 4.
As I have read that all the nicotine is out of the body by 3 days I have decided to brave things today and not use a patch, so will see how things go.
So far all going ok. I have less of that longing feeling today but still struggling at the times when I would normally have smoked - before work, before a meeting, after a meeting, at lunch, after food etc. But somehow, and don't ask me how, I have convinced myself that I will not smoke again. Right now I really feel like I won't smoke again, so I'm just going to try and keep that mind set no matter how hard things get.
The other thing I'm doing is not saying that I can't smoke - I could quite easily nip in to a shop and buy 20 of my usual right now. The thing is, I'm not going to because as much as I want, I also don't want to. I've never had this much desire to not smoke before and this is what is keeping me going at the moment, so I really hope it lasts.
Hope everyone else going ok, especially those at this stage too.