Day 10 nearly over- yey! Lonely though :-(

Well, nearly at the end of day 10, pretty bloody cool eh? Cough has almost gone, cravings are minimal- and mostly psychological- so things are definitely looking up.

I really hope others are doing well, and getting through the cravings and the dodgy moments- and that's all they are, moments- and feeling good. I am trying to dose up on positivity as much as possible- reading posts from those who've hit month 6, year 1 etc, really gives me hope.

But, I'm still a little non smoking island all on my own here! Husband still smokes, friends still smoking, no one is going through this process with me, and that's hard. It is lonely! So, I come on here and hope someone will back me up, and thank feck, people do! I'm not sure how far I'd get if I was alone on this. But I read all your posts and see you all trying, same as me, to quit, and I think maybe I'm not alone after all.

Anyhoo, best wishes to all fellow quitters, and big love for the support so far.

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  • Well, nearly at the end of day 10, pretty bloody cool eh? Cough has almost gone, cravings are minimal- and mostly psychological- so things are definitely looking up.

    I really hope others are doing well, and getting through the cravings and the dodgy moments- and that's all they are, moments- and feeling good. I am trying to dose up on positivity as much as possible- reading posts from those who've hit month 6, year 1 etc, really gives me hope.

    But, I'm still a little non smoking island all on my own here! Husband still smokes, friends still smoking, no one is going through this process with me, and that's hard. It is lonely! So, I come on here and hope someone will back me up, and thank feck, people do! I'm not sure how far I'd get if I was alone on this. But I read all your posts and see you all trying, same as me, to quit, and I think maybe I'm not alone after all.

    Anyhoo, best wishes to all fellow quitters, and big love for the support so far.

    Hi Deedee

    10 days already god thats gone quick, Dee we are all here with you anytime on here i mean look at the time now and there are people on here helping each other you keep going Dee you are doing brilliant and you know you have this cracked now as you say cravings are minimal now thats because you have it all under control so give yourself a huge pat on the back, just think this time tomorrow it will be 11 days done .... keep going Dee :)

  • Aw, Bradders, made me all emo and weepy! Feel v touched by such kindness! But I guess that's what this place is all about eh. Thank you though, is lovely to know I'm not really alone in this (even though it sometimes feels like it!). I'm very proud of myself, but there's noone actually here, in my real daily life, saying well done you. In my real life there's just teenage kids moaning, a husband moaning (and smoking!), work demanding, the list goes on. No one says, hey, Dee, you done good today not smoking!

    So, this site, and people like you are an absolute bloody lifeline! I'm trying to do the same for day one-ers and two-ers etc, because I know how much it has helped me.

    So, fat fat even fatter kiss to you XXXXXXX

    And that fat kiss goes to everyone who gives support, understanding, and help on this amazing site. Mwah!

  • You're absolutely not alone, Deedee! We all have our moments but they pass so you stay strong. It gets easier! Keep posting! Well done on 10 days!!! :) xx

  • Aw, Bradders, made me all emo and weepy! Feel v touched by such kindness! But I guess that's what this place is all about eh. Thank you though, is lovely to know I'm not really alone in this (even though it sometimes feels like it!). I'm very proud of myself, but there's noone actually here, in my real daily life, saying well done you. In my real life there's just teenage kids moaning, a husband moaning (and smoking!), work demanding, the list goes on. No one says, hey, Dee, you done good today not smoking!

    So, this site, and people like you are an absolute bloody lifeline! I'm trying to do the same for day one-ers and two-ers etc, because I know how much it has helped me.

    So, fat fat even fatter kiss to you XXXXXXX

    And that fat kiss goes to everyone who gives support, understanding, and help on this amazing site. Mwah!

    Fat kiss for me normally only ever get a quick peck on the cheek :)

    I do feel for you if your OH is still smoking and teeenagers as well working Jesus thats enough to send anyone under, but like i say it shows how strong you are, i live on my own so i havent got that OH still smoking syndrome and i am not sure i could do it, i have been reading your posts tonight and you are such a huge encouragement to others you keep it going Dee wish i could say it is easy but knowing you now i have a sneeky feeling you will breeze through this good luck Dee stay strong :) x

  • Cheers lushious people! Has made weekend number 2 (my goodness, 2 weekends smoke free!) much easier knowing you are all out there, doing the do. Mwah!

  • Hi there

    I'm also around due to the fact that I'm waiting for a call to go pick my son up from his evening job.

    Give yourself a big pat on the back from yourself and us, I recall only to well how much of a turmoil those days around end of week 1 and going into week 2 were like.

    Hey, whose to say all those smokers around you aren't watching you and are full of jealousy that your giving it a go and they haven't got the courage just yet to try. Lead the way Deedee, your could be their inspiration in time to come :)

    Keep with it, it really does get easier.

    Pol x

  • I'm very proud of myself, but there's noone actually here, in my real daily life, saying well done you. In my real life there's just teenage kids moaning, a husband moaning (and smoking!), work demanding, the list goes on. No one says, hey, Dee, you done good today not smoking!

    Well done on getting through to day 10...that's excellent stuff, especially when you seem to be doing this in isolation...apart from the support here. Just my tuppeny worth but I really think that you should make the real world around aware of what you are doing....what an amazing thing you are accomplishing. I'd bet you are the one in the house that gets the meals together, makes sure the clothes are cleaned, the house too. If you are providing those things then I'm sure you can use those as a bargaining position...."a wee word of congrats or no dinner tonight".

    I'm a bit further down this road of non smoking...22 months :) I'm damn sure though that I do say on the 10th of each month to those around..."hey, I'm x months quit smoking, how good is that?" The replies I get still encourage me....but I go and look for that encouragement.

    Be proactive about this deedeebel, your nearest and dearest no doubt will be aware of what you are accomplishing....and possibly, as Pol says, feeling a bit jealous. Have a great day 11...you are a star :)

  • Hi Deedeebel :D

    Day 11 already how fast that time has gone, the cough is almost gone as are the craves and that's really good so yes things are looking up

    I know it must be hard for you with your Hubby smoking still and your friends and not getting support from them either must make you feel alone in this except for this forum

    You need never be alone there's always some one around on here ready and willing to help/support/encourage whatever you need so no you're not alone in this fight for freedom and we'll be here for as long as you need us Promise

    Remember that your Hubby and friends are probably jealous as you're doing something they would like to do but haven't the courage to try as yet

    Love and a Hug

    Marg xxxx

  • Ta! Feel much better knowing there is support out there for us lonely quitters! Am a long way through day 11 and feeling ok, have done no housework at all (lazy mare) and am indulging myself with novels and tea!

  • WELL DONE DEE ! I think all around you are secretly wishing htey could be off the cigs and probably admiring you but cant admit it as they would have toquestion their own smoking.

    Went to out of town shopping centre today and saw no end of people puffing outside all the shops and felt proud that I was not one of them

    xxxxx

  • Hi Dee, well done to you especially under those difficult conditions! Dont let them teens wind you up either :)

    Shez

  • wtg dee dee

    You are doing great Dee, we are actually on the same quit day, although

    you are a bit ahead being in the UK :p

    Keep r up

    One week, three days, 10 hours, 25 minutes and 57 seconds. 208 cigarettes not smoked, saving $44.91. Life saved: 17 hours, 20 minutes.

  • Well done Deedeebel :) You are doing amazingly well .. keep being strong :)

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