I've made someone very happy

I had a check-up with my GP's stop smoking clinic today, so I bounced along and delivered the great news that, although I feel c**p, I'm off champix and have very firmly quit smoking.

Well, the poor nurse at the clinic was overwhelmed with joy. It appears that she has had 5 no-shows last week (that means they're smoking again and don't want to say so) and 3 who say they're not smoking but have carbon monoxide levels suspiciously high and stink of cigarettes. She told me she had been feeling really down about her inability to help people stop smoking and that my success really made her efforts feel worthwhile. Honestly she was more pleased about the whole thing than I am!:p

I've never given any real thought about the impact of my success or otherwise on people outside my immediate family. Had a big smile on my face when I left the quacks.

And of course, I suggested that she could increase her success rate by recommending this forum :D :D

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  • Aww, that's nice! It must be disheartening to run a clinic and have most of your attendees falling off the wagon!

  • And of course, I suggested that she could increase her success rate by recommending this forum :D

    I too told my smokey nurse about this forum. She'd not heard of it but thought it sounded excellent. I hope she passes on the site details, it's been more helpful to me than she or my surgery ever was.

    To be honest, I got the impression that she was more inclined to want to keep me on patches, inhalators and or lozenges, than talk about going CT.:eek: perhaps the NHS are in the pockets of the drug companies :rolleyes: tut.... as if!!!

    Sounds like your nurse may be more open to offering 'genuine' help and wants her quitters to remain quit. Great to read how well your doing and have spread some happiness :)

  • I want a smokey nurse! :( I've never had to blow into anything!

    I was given Champix and have got them on repeat prescription ever since. Perhaps I came across as a lost cause because of the kicking and screaming I was doing when I left the surgery ;)

  • I had a check-up with my GP's stop smoking clinic today, so I bounced along and delivered the great news that, although I feel c**p, I'm off champix and have very firmly quit smoking.

    Well, the poor nurse at the clinic was overwhelmed with joy. It appears that she has had 5 no-shows last week (that means they're smoking again and don't want to say so) and 3 who say they're not smoking but have carbon monoxide levels suspiciously high and stink of cigarettes. She told me she had been feeling really down about her inability to help people stop smoking and that my success really made her efforts feel worthwhile. Honestly she was more pleased about the whole thing than I am!:p

    I've never given any real thought about the impact of my success or otherwise on people outside my immediate family. Had a big smile on my face when I left the quacks.

    And of course, I suggested that she could increase her success rate by recommending this forum :D :D

    Way to go Lily not smoking and giving the nurse this site....... :)

  • Don't feel left out JJ - as Pol says, the smokey nurses aren't really much use. I only want in the first place to get Champix and then to get repeat scrips and today out of politeness to tell her I'd quit and finished with Champix.

    Must be a soul destroying job. I think they only get people that the Doc forces in. Mine wasn't even a proper nurse - she's a receptionist.

    This forum is by far the best support for quitting:)

  • I like the tone of this one. You quit. Your journey. You go to the doc's and out of the blue your efforts have affected someone else. To put a smile on someone else's face when you were not even trying to has to be a good feeling.

    Way to go.

  • Aww thats fab Lily!!

    Thanks for sharing that, its so lovely to brighten someones day when your not expecting to as well... :D

    I had a check-up with my GP's stop smoking clinic today, so I bounced along and delivered the great news that, although I feel c**p, I'm off champix and have very firmly quit smoking.

    Well, the poor nurse at the clinic was overwhelmed with joy. It appears that she has had 5 no-shows last week (that means they're smoking again and don't want to say so) and 3 who say they're not smoking but have carbon monoxide levels suspiciously high and stink of cigarettes. She told me she had been feeling really down about her inability to help people stop smoking and that my success really made her efforts feel worthwhile. Honestly she was more pleased about the whole thing than I am!:p

    I've never given any real thought about the impact of my success or otherwise on people outside my immediate family. Had a big smile on my face when I left the quacks.

    And of course, I suggested that she could increase her success rate by recommending this forum :D :D

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