I thought I would share my story, as today I think I really need some support.
I have been quit for 1 Week, 2 Days, 15 hours, 32 minutes and 19 seconds (9 days). I have saved £52.09 by not smoking 192 cigarettes. I have saved 16 hours of my life. My Quit Date: 20/06/2010 20:20
But that is not the whole story.
On day 5, My OH, who was not stopped at this point, left some cigs in the kitchen, even though I asked him not to even let me know he was smoking, I caved. I then had some drinks and smoked some more. Luckily on day 6 I felt so ill I could not even contemplate eating, far less smoking.
That was me until yesterday, when I caved again and went and bought 10, I smoked 3 and then crushed the smokes and I am on the wagon again today. I just feel awful. I don’t want to smoke at all but every 3-4 days I seem to cave in and have some. I manage the physical aspects of withdrawal fine, it is after that when it becomes mental I just give in.
I have stopped twice before, in each case for around a year and am so upset with myself for not getting past the 2 week stage, in fact I am not even getting past the 1 week stage at the moment. Each time I have stopped it has been CT, I cannot even manage a day when I use NRT. I have read Allen Carr, and I use the NTAP book as a bible.
This time I am determined to make it further and stop for good.