1 month 5 days

Hi peoples:)

can't believe it's been 36 days since I last had a cancer-stick.

My reoccuring problem is how to avoid smoking when with smokers. At the moment I am solving this by just avoiding them! However will have to nerve myself to go & visit some smoking friends sometime. perhaps if I plan my strategy when with them and do some forward imagining of what their reactions will be I can steel myself a bit more, and avoid that dreaded pitfall.

At least I'm off the nrt now so I have further to fall if I do fail; hopefully this might help?

This last is a major achievement as I was last "flying solo" last july!

Only six days of this so far but every day gained, as they say..



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  • Hi Eleanor

    You are dong brilliantly! Well done girl!

    I had exactly the same strategy as you, avoid the known pitfalls at all costs! But eventually, as I still wanted to have the odd friend left I did have to see them!

    It was so very very much easier than I thought it would be. They all smelt so horrible that I really didn't want to smoke! Went armed with NRT gum, just in case, even though I was off it by then. My theory was better to chew nico than to smoke a fag, I didnt use it, but it was my security blanket!

    Once I'd got through seeing smoking friends the first time subsequent times weren't so bad because I knew I could get through it and enjoy myself.

    Best of luck, you've done so well so far!

  • Hi Divingdale

    Thanks for your congrats they really help.

    I've managed to go two days without a choccy binge so two days without indigestion, as well, but last night was the first night I found it really hard to sleep: I was reading my book at 3 a.m., then woke up this morning at 7.40. It's agood job I don't have a job to go to! although tomorow I do voluntary work all day, so I think an early night tonight will be in order.

    Have achieved very little this a.m.: some washing, a minimal amount of housework, an awful long time spent playing spider solitaire..

    Luckily I have book club this p.m. and choir this eve to keep me out of mischief.

    thanks again:)


  • 'I've managed to go two days without a choccy binge so two days without indigestion'

    Some great one-liners in here today !

    Well done Eleanor, 6 days of no aid is great.

    I agree you should avoid smokers until you really think you're ready and don't want a cigarette.

    Good luck !

  • Hi Eleanor

    I wish I could go that long without choccy - or indigestion caused by an excess of choc :(

    How come we can give up a powerful addictive drug but fall foul of a flippin Cadburys Flake?????:confused:


    Oh well, even more of me for my OH to love!!!

  • Thank you thank you

    Hi :)

    I think this is day 8 without nrt. Am now very tired having failed to get six hours sleep for three nights running. Am managing on extra multi-vitamins and minerals, but now suspect they could be partly causing the problem so will cut down to just one a day from tomorow. Although, as I can now Officially eat red meat again (trumpet blast) :D(so long as its overcooked):(, perhaps I won't need these for ever after all. But will wait till my gums are healthier to try stopping them.

    Saw my kind gp this p.m. She asked me, was this all I wanted to say to her, after what I'd thought was quite a long moan.. Maybe I should have asked after her twins..

    Or perhaps she just thinks I should ditch my half good marriage and have done with it.

    Ah well, let's just keep on keeping on.



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