why im quitting

im quitting smoking because i have lupus and my consultant told me on my last visit 2 weeks ago i have a problem with my heart and told me i have to give up now its not a case of try and give up this time it was you have to give up so it was a bit of shock tatics plus if i was honest i wanted to but it was never the right time i told myself that anyway as an excuse. and my daughther who is 11 hates me smoking and she has asked me lots of time to pack in so i am doing it for that reason and the most important reason is that im doing it for myself.

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  • Hi Lyn, lot's of really strong reasons there for quitting. I wish you every success. You were already thinking of stopping so I guess this has sort of made the decision for you.

    Your daughter will be made up, and very proud of you.

    My advice is to take it a day at a time, baby steps, read lot's of information from posts on here and links to websites so you know what you're dealing with. Peoples experiences are so varied, but their advice is good and kind.

    Here's to day one of many,

    Lorraine :)

  • Not needing or wanting just can’t forget

    I know you must find it very difficult to quit at the moment as its always harder to stop doing something when we are told to stop.

    You are doing the best thing possible for your self and your family and of course Lupus doesnt like smokers, I have RA and that is also agravated by smoking.

    Using this forum has been a massive aid in my quit and I know I couldnt have done it without it so keep posting and get doc to give you and exercise program that I am sure can strengthen the heart as Lupus and RA attack the heart muscles, always here to chat if you have any worries and every one else on here are brilliant X

  • thanks

    Hi Lyn, lot's of really strong reasons there for quitting. I wish you every success. You were already thinking of stopping so I guess this has sort of made the decision for you.

    Your daughter will be made up, and very proud of you.

    My advice is to take it a day at a time, baby steps, read lot's of information from posts on here and links to websites so you know what you're dealing with. Peoples experiences are so varied, but their advice is good and kind.

    Here's to day one of many,

    Lorraine :)

    thanks for the advice i need all i can get im trying to get used to using this forum and my daughter is made up for me bless her thanks for writing back to me i dont feel quite alone now thanks again take care and good luck keep going you can do xxxxx

  • thanks

    thank you so much for the support its nice that some one understands what it is like to have a condition which i know you know what you are talking about not a lot of people understand will you please add me to your friend list as i am just trying to work out how to use this forum thing ive never done it before and im a bit thick lol thanks for writing to me my mates dont get it as they all still smoke and are not very encoureging (oops cant spell lol) and dont have a lot of faith in me so its nice to hear off you thanks again for the support i needed it i dont feel quite alone now thanks again xxx and keep going i couldnt do it cold turkey im on champix and thats working for me xx

  • Welcome Lynn, I too had to stop for health reasons so understand what you are saying. Like the others have said, learning about the addiction to nicotine is the way to help you understand what is going on in your body and mind, this will help you to stay stopped.

    Jackie

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