As the title of the thread suggests, me & the OH have reached a full 4 calendar months & a few days! Just sharing this with those who, in the beginning of the quit, check ahead in the forum! Quitting the quit was never an option as we both felt that this HAD to be it. We're also both very stubborn. I'd love to say it was plain sailing...but it wasn't...like everyone else, it was damn hard. However, all the side effects have now more or less worn off (thank god! Some were bloody horrendous!) We have had some awful times where we could have easily taken smoking up again (a suspected heart attack for me for a start...my OH facing his fear of being without me, bless!) Money problems, childrens problems, car problems, pet problems...you name it, we've faced it. Even finding out that my lovely sister, who never hurt anyone in her life is riddled with Cancer & nothing can be done for her, has not made us waver. I wish I could say that the cravings have gone...no, they haven't but at least they're no longer the gut wrenching feelings that they used to be. Yes we both still miss it...yes, I know, how stupid...blah blah blah..but still we have not once turned round & said 'Right, where's the fags? I'm having one now!'...I'm telling you...not once as neither of us want to go thru the sheer hell of quitting ever again. This is it now...no going back. I think we can now call ourselves non smokers...so, as I said on another post...there is light at the end of the tunnel & it's not the end of a lit cigarette! Keep going, everyone...give yourselves a big pat on the back & snatch your life out of the Nicodemon's hands!
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