This is my first post. I am on day 8 and so far haven't had any real problems as such. I am on patches, held on with surgical tape (any tips on getting these to stick would be great). I am in it for the long haul as i am sooo determined.
I had, what i thought was going to be, a huge hurdle on saturday (day 6) when we went to the pub to watch the Grand National. I was having a personnal panic about how i was going to cope with the whole 'drinking alcohol and not smoking' thing.
I usually drink Bacardi & diet coke but i thought maybe that taste and fags go hand in hand so when we got there i ordered a vodka, fizzy orange and a slice of lime instead ( very Del boy) and suprisingly i was totally fine.
Having a refreshing drink on a summers day feeling clean and fresh myself it was actually a really really nice feeling.
And the best bit about it was when some smokers came back inside after having a ciggie, i couldn't bear the smell. All they did was walk back in the bar. They wasn't even close to me or speaking to me but all i could smell was ash trays. I was disgusted with myself for having put other people through that experience for so long.
Also when doing the ironing the day before (day 5) i was sorting through the clean clothes when i held a top under my chin and i could smell smoke. I sniffed a pair of jeans and they smelt too. ***This is clean washing waiting in the utility room to be ironed.*** After going through the whole lot and sticking it back into the washing machine. I realsied i have been sending my children to school in these clothes smelling of smoke. How shameful!
I spent sunday doing nothing but cleaning and airing the house!
I wish i had believed people when they first told me...