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It has been a very stressful week so far. My little boy had major surgery on Tuesday and even though he is home now, he still has a long recovery. Not only that, but we lost our dog yesterday evening, so things have not been great. Even though this has been going on, I have still been able to stay away from the cancer sticks. However, last night I had such a vivid dream that I had smoked 2 fags that when I woke up, I felt as if I was a smoker again and needed a smoke. It really threw me for a bit there, until I had properly woken up and sorted my head out again. All is OK now, but for a while, it really did feel like I had started smoking again.

Yeah, THE BRAIN: your own worst enemy lol.

Just thought I would share that with you all. Everything is back to normal now though and I am glad that it was only a dream.

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Hi Gizmo, you've certainly had a tough week haven't you.

Firstly I'm sorry to hear about your dog. Pets are part of the family to a lot os us and it's hard when we lose them, but I am so pleased to hear that your son is home where he can recover with the love and support of his family.

You've done so well to resist temptation this week. If you got through all of that you can get through pretty much anything. Well done and best wishes for your son's speedy recovery.

Marilyn (hug)


Well done Gizmo! I admire your strength.

Wishes for a speedy recovery for your son and I am so sorry about your pup; they really do become part of the family. Hope it will not affect your son too much.

Re your dream, I envy you! all I seem to be allowed in dreams is nicotene gum AND IT IS NOT ENOUGH! My brain must be defunked!!!!

Congrats Gizmo - you have done it :)


Sorry about your dog and I hope your son recovers quickly. Sounds like an awful week, well done for getting through it


Oh Gizmo what a horrid week - but really well done for not caching in, it would have been so easy to use either your son or the dog as an excuse.

So sorry about both. Ill children are I imagine (being child-free:)) very stressful and worrying.

The dog; I can relate. We've lost all 5 of ours in the last 12 months and it is so sad.

Really well done on your week.


Count the ones you dont smoke

I stumbled across this forum quite by accident. I havent had a fag since 2000 now and still have the odd dream where I am puffing away. I wake up cross and disappointed and then elated when the realisation dawns that I did actually kick the habit and its just a dream!! Such a feat of amazin will power after nearly 30 years of puffing away.

My advice.. find a quitter pal, it really helps, use the patches and stay committed, you WILL succeed! The best thing I ever did was kept a count of the fags I DIDNT smoke day after day - every day the number of fags grew by 20 odd and by the end of the first week I calculated how much money I had saved. That little piece of maths spurred me on like you wouldnt believe and if I did that calculation now it would add up to 81,000 cigarettes that I would have smoked in the last 10 years. Thats a lot of cash, a lot of wrinkles, a lot of lost teeth, bad breath and possible lung cancer! You can do it, its hard but take 1 day at a time and count each hour from your very last fag and pat yourself on your back every minute of every day.


Thanks for all your support and good wishes everyone. I really do appreciate it. Litlun is doind well now and we have 2 tortoise shell kittens coming on Wednesday which should liven things up a bit lol.


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