day 6, patches and e-ciggerette

Hi

I am new here, day 6 of being a non-smoker, have been using 24hr patches (but taking it off before I go to bed) and the odd puff on an electronic ciggerette, must say that it hasn't been too bad stopping, feel quite ok and already feel healthier in regards to my asthma!!

When I feel the urge to smoke I remind myself of how I felt when I did smoke, couldn't breathe properly, hated the fact that I needed to smoke, kept thinking if I got lung cancer how my 4 yr old daughter would feel.

I am going to bed each night feeling proud that I haven't smoked and I honestly feel so much healthoier,

I haven't needed my ventolin inhaler since day 2,

When I smoked I took this maybe 4 or 5 times a day!!:eek:

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  • Welcome

    Well done for getting so far.

    It just goes to show how quickly our bodies repair themselves from the damage that we have done to them

    You are doing great, and seem very positive.

    Keep going and before you know it you'll be at 1 week:)

    All the best Debby09

  • I am using patches too, i'm on day 20 at the moment, and have a 2 year old daughter too, whom i want to make sure that i do my best by, and that includes not slowly poisoning myself by smoking. I was always a strong willed person, stubbon at times sure, but smoking just doesn't fit in with my life, no more. I just don't want and as the days go by now... or need to smoke.

    I cannot see any positive reasons to smoke, everything i ever said to justify my reasons to smoke were lies, or i'd been hoodwinked into believing them and now my reasons to smoke have become my reasons NOT to smoke.

    The didn't make me feel more confident, in fact they were testament to my lack of confidence if i needed them.

    They didn't help me think over things, not really, i can still think without them, i just conned myself there again, all i need to do is take a time out to think, not smoke something in the process.

    They gave me the chance to take a break from my desk at work? Oh really?! Yeah was conning myself there too, the only thing stopping me taking a break from my desk now at work is me again, and all i do now is stand up and go for a walk anywhere else on site for a bit and come back, the end result for me is still the same, except i've come back without having a smoke.

    and as for the main last one.. its a social thing? No.. going out to the pub etc is a social thing, i was mostly smoking when out due to a moment where it was quiet and had nothing much to say, but what i find better is to invite someone out who you've not seen in a while who is normally chatty and you don't get those 5 mins of nothing to say. If you get bored, rip the label off a beer bottle like you see everyone else doing :)

    Smoking calms me down? Well if the past 3 weeks have been anything to go by then thats a lie too, smoking winds you up to the point where you believe they are the thing that calms you down again. Now i'm in the mindset where if i feel myself getting wound up and tetchy, i stand back from the situation and in worst case scenario go for a lie down if i'm at home, but i cannot, and will not allow smoking to con me into believing they will calm me down any more.

    Oh heck, i've ranted again. sorry :o

  • Hi Bextala :)

    Well done you day 6 smoke free is great

    I'm pleased that already you're feeling better as regards the asthma and you have every right to be proud of yourself

    Below is my standard welcome and advice post for new members of the forum

    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

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxx

  • Jase180709 The worst thing for me as a smoker was imagining I had been told I had terminal lung cancer and had only months to live and how my daughter would feel losing her mum like that , and how I would feel not being able to be there in her life.

    I am a single parent so feels really really really important that I am there for her through childhood!

  • bex,

    that is a very good reason, everyone should have a personal reason like that, but use these forums for the extra support you need, you'll get easy times and tough times, i think we all do, and its nice knowing your not actually alone in it.

  • Hi Bextala

    Welcome, im on day 6 too ,with Patches and an inhaler , the 24hr patches but like you i take it off before going to bed , saves me dreaming all night , was at a funeral today , used the inhaler alot today more than yesterday and there has been a couple of times today i wish it was a fag , but thinking positivily i never believed i would be 6days without a fag so we'll just hang on there , i like this forum and the support and the info you get. so thanks everyone im still here :D

    all the best

    Rab

    PS-whats an electic cig

  • well it has a vaporiser in it and liquid nicotine, so when you inhale it turns the nicotine into vapor which you inhale, but am waiting for the inhalator, don't have these in sweden so ordered from the uk, had planned on stopping a bit later but just had the inclination to stop so went with it!

  • thanks for the info on electri cig , see you on day 7:D

    Rab

  • Good luck with your quit Bextala, like you I'm on the patches - I was using the inhalator too but kept losing it (after only 3 days lol) so decided to see how I went without (couldn't actually be arsed to buy another one) and I must say I don't miss it now at all.

    I'm 33 and started when I was 16.

  • Last day of week one!!! The real test comes tonight as i'm off out to the pub, good thing is none of my friends smoke, will observe the smokers and imagine not being able to breathe properly and sneakily having to take my inhaler. I'm sure it will be a positive experience!!!!

  • Hi Bextala :D

    Well done on day 7 that's great

    Enjoy yourself tonight at the pub as you say a real test but you'll be with non smoking friends which will make it eeasier for you

    Love

    Marg xxxxxx

  • Whooohooo!!! going the distance and walking the path there!!!

    Well done, and heres to the next week of success for you!!

  • I did it, I did it!!!!

    No smoking whilst enjoying several beers!!! Didn't really think about it, not many people smoking (we were sat outside) I dfidn't even have a puff of electronic cigerrette!!!!

    OH MY WORD AN ENJOYABLE NIGHT OUT WITHOUT SMOKING!!!!!

    as you can see am just a little bit pleased, this has always been my downfall when i've stopped before, get me drunk and i light up!!!!!!:):):):)

    This feels good i would have bnormally smoked at least 7 in this time!!!!

  • Bex,

    YAyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!! nice one!!!!!! What a feeling that must have been for you :) To know you've conquered something you feared.. thats great!!!!!!!!!!!

    It proves your strong enough, and that helps alot.

    Nicely done !!!!!!!!!

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