Still struggling

Hi All, been on here hours, reading loads but not really helping. I am struggling terribly, Day 26 today about to turn to Day 27 and am so miserable and fed up, have just told OH I was far happier smoking, which I feel I was. Just a miserable,overweight,cant sleep wreck !!!!

Been searching for posts about the terrible week 3 but cant find any, must be doing it wrong , any tips Marg if you are about ???

Sorry again guys, is it only me that posts depressing posts on here ????

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  • Hi Dee

    I noticed you were on here much longer this evening than normal. Really sorry to hear the struggle is so continuous for you at the moment. I can only imagine how tired of it you must be feeling.

    You absolutely can not go back to smoking, not when your battling cancer too. You know it would be wrong....... but I can understand why your 'wanting' to feel it would be a good move whilst knowing it's not.

    You already know the con's of smoking and the limited pro's. I'll probably get shot down in flames by some folk for even daring to mention 'pro's' with smoking but the honest bare truth for some folk, esp early on in a quit, is that you still miss a lot of good aspects of it.... you've yet to 'see' it a different light.

    Dee, whilst you need and knew it made sense to quit, be honest, if you'd not been diagnosed with cancer would you have quit when you did, or would it still be some time to come?

    Keep reading the Tips section..... there's a lot of stuff in there that helped various folk along the way and stuff about what tripped them up. Read it and read some again...... a lot may not help you, but you might stumble along some little gem that sneaks in under your subconscious and helps.

    Keep that quit counter ticking along.... :)

    Pol xx

  • Hi All, been on here hours, reading loads but not really helping. I am struggling terribly, Day 26 today about to turn to Day 27 and am so miserable and fed up, have just told OH I was far happier smoking, which I feel I was. Just a miserable,overweight,cant sleep wreck !!!!

    Been searching for posts about the terrible week 3 but cant find any, must be doing it wrong , any tips Marg if you are about ???

    Sorry again guys, is it only me that posts depressing posts on here ????

    Hi Deerizla

    Day 26/27 shouldn't be feeling miserable hun ... but by the by ...lets try break down ok your doing the reading ...... are you drinking loads of water or juice as they help with the craves and make you feel a bit full so you wont snack as much... are you doing any exercise i know you feel a bit washed out and tired but the exercise will help Dee it will give you a new lease of energy which in turn will help toward the sleep ..... Lack of sleep rather loss of sleep is normal as your body is still healing and getting used to all the major changes going on in there..... and no its not only you posting depressing posts at all .... it just feels like that if you read through everyones posts everyone has a complaint but thats normal as it was never ever gonna be easy to give something up that your body has grown used to all these years you feel like shit because your body is missing all these feel good cleverly designed drugs hidden in fags. I know i said it before but will repeat it at the risk of boring you ....eat drink excercise relax and enjoy the fact that you are adding years on your lifetime that you and your family can enjoy together... by the end of the month things will look great Dee keep strong you are winning now :)

  • Been searching for posts about the terrible week 3 but cant find any

    Here you go:

    terrible three's

    tales from the quit/terrible threes

    You hang in there, you hear! It gets better. Keep reading and posting!

  • Hi Dee :)

    I'm so sorry I wasn't around last night but usually log out around 6ish nowadays

    But so glad Bella was around to give you those links which have helped many on here

    I hope you feel better today and more positive

    Most of us get spells like this and feel miserable but 26/27 days is great and week three is almost done now and then it gets much easier for you

    Keep going Dee you can do this Promise

    Love and a Hug + PMA

    Marg xxx

  • Dee

    I need to know that you are OK today are you feeling better? I have lost that happy and proud feeling too and was ready to chuck the towel in BUT I read a couple of really, really helpful posts on here this morning one from "Stuart H" and one from "philfromwales". Not sure if I can or how to link to them but please read them they have really helped. Not saying I feel really happy as I don't, I'm feeling really miserable and sorry for myself but I won't give in on the quit.

    WE will do this won't we Dee? Hang in there hun!

    Tinks xx

  • Hi Tinks :D

    I'm sorry you're feeling down as well today but please just hang in there I Promise it will get better for you as well

    Do some reading it really does help

    Love

    Marg xx

  • Dee

    Hope you are feeling better today - you know what a terrible day I had yesterday with my boycat Louis dying so suddenly. If I can get through that fag free - the weak willed person that I am - then you can do this too. Please please don't give in to it - you have come so far and you me and Tinks are about to go into month 2 on Sunday!##Love Soozyx

  • Hi Dee

    Hope you're feeling better today. Sorry you had a bad time yesterday. I know everyone says it and it can be hard to believe, but it will get better. You've come so far. You are over the nicotine addiction now, but it's the hardest habit to break. Remember the 'normal' for you for all your adult life has been to smoke. It'sd a big change you're going though, but you will come out the other side healthier and happier. Just hang on in there and post and moan as much as you like

    Sue

  • Hi All, been on here hours, reading loads but not really helping. I am struggling terribly, Day 26 today about to turn to Day 27 and am so miserable and fed up, have just told OH I was far happier smoking, which I feel I was. Just a miserable,overweight,cant sleep wreck !!!!

    Been searching for posts about the terrible week 3 but cant find any, must be doing it wrong , any tips Marg if you are about ???

    Sorry again guys, is it only me that posts depressing posts on here ????

    HI Dee

    Hope you are ok and got over last night....big hugs

    L x

  • Now we are free lets throw away the handpuffs

    Sent you this to make u smile I hope

    I can see light at the end of the tunnel

    But the candle is decidedly dim

    I only stopped smoking at Christmas

    And that was done on a whim

    If only we knew when we started

    How hooked we’d finally become

    Oh if only you’d told me more firmly

    Now I’m blaming my Mum

    It seemed so easy when starting

    The thought of quitting not rough

    And in reality we now know

    That quittings Dam Tough

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