9 days

Well I've made it to 9 days now, having gone Cold Turkey. I've tried patches & gum in the past but found I simply wasn't ready to quit.

The difference this time around is I really felt like I wanted to quit - it was so weird but it just felt like the right time. Of course there is never a right time, and I've always thought that having a planned quit day was a load of cobblers, but about a week before hand I started to think about quitting on a particular Saturday. Before I knew it the day came, I stopped, and here I am 9 days later.

I cannot believe, having gone cold turkey only, that I've made it this far.

Of course it's still early days and I still keep putting my hands in my pockets to get an evil little white stick out - breaking some of the habits is particularly hard - but I cannot give in now I've got this far.

I suppose this post, like many others, is serving as a "note to self" but I'm also curious to know if anyone else is on day 9 too?

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  • Hi Nige,

    I'm only on day two, and have quit using Champix so very different to you but I just wanted to say Hello and Welcome to the forum.

    The people on here are great and offer some really good advice. They have been so friendly and welcoming to me, and I am sure they will be there for you too.

    Well done on getting to day 9, its a fantastic achievement :)

    Lindsay xxx

  • Equally well done to you - remember tomorrow is day 3 and that sounds a lot better!;):):)

    Keep going forward;)

  • Well done Nige and snap on 9 days cold turkey. It's a great feeling isn't it, first week under the belt.

    Husband has given up with me which has been a HUGE help. I gave up for 4 months Jan 2009, but seeing him sitting outside smoking was my downfall, couldn't help thinking I was really missing something.

    Fantastic job on day 9. Keep with it, before you know it we'll have a month done and dusted. :)

  • Hi Nige and Lindsay and lozza.

    Well done on your road of quitting. You are all doing really well.:)

    Also well done on finding this forum. It's a great site to be on as you will get help, advice,support and friendship. Not only that, you will read other people's mesages and realise you are not on your own and other people are going through the same feelings as yourself.

    Best wishes and good luck.

    Hope to read your messages soon.:)

    Ju xx

  • Good going Nige...may it continue

  • Well done and congratulations!!

    Keep going!

  • Well done Nige and snap on 9 days cold turkey. It's a great feeling isn't it, first week under the belt.

    Husband has given up with me which has been a HUGE help. I gave up for 4 months Jan 2009, but seeing him sitting outside smoking was my downfall, couldn't help thinking I was really missing something.

    Fantastic job on day 9. Keep with it, before you know it we'll have a month done and dusted. :)

    A month?? Let's hope so!!

    Well it's cool that we're quitting together - and day 10 now......it's certainly getting easier in the mornings now..

  • Morning Nige, double figures now :) Mornings are the worst for me too, once everyone leaves the house, all quiet, but it's definitely better than it was last week, don't feel anxious about it any more. Well done us :D

  • Hi Nige :D

    Well done 9/10 days that's great Big Hug coming your way

    Just keep going you're well past the first hard week and things will start gettinf easier for you now

    Love

    marg xx

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