eddiev

hey congrats to me...lol....i hit day 8 today, i can't believe i've done it. i just pray it continues. feeling really good, slight cravings here and there but nothing earth shattering. what can i expect now that i am entering into my second week? is it going to get much harder. i've always thought the second week would be the toughest. any thoughts from anyone? thx and best of luck to all of you...you're all doing great and should be proud.....xoxoxo

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  • Well done on getting over your first week Eddie, to me, that's the hard one.

    Don't expect anything in week two just carry on as normal otherwise you'll be fretting waiting for something to happen that may not.

    I can tell you though that as each day goes by and days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months that you'll get prouder and prouder of your self acheivement.

    Keep focused, stay strong and move forward :D

  • eddiev

    hey cp, thx for the words of encouragement, they mean alot and help so much with this. you are right with not even thinking about week two or any other week for that matter. just carry on and take it one day at a time. week one really was not that bad for me anyway. i kept really busy, worked in the garden, worked out, swam in my pool like usual and just continued to use my patch. the patch is definetly working for me but i think after i am done with the 14 patches they give you with the 21 mg's i am going to drop to the next batch of patches @ 14 mg's, i may go to 7 mg's but i have to see how i feel next week. it's funny because the instructions say to wear the patch 24 hours, i don't. i think i keep it on tops 8-9 hours a day and that is working for me. i've read so much about people wearing it 24 hours and they wonder why they are having horrific dreams and can't get to sleep. my thoughts are i don't smoke when i am sleeping so why bother. i guess you have to do what works for you. it's been great chatting with you. where do you live? i am in new jersey, usa....keep up the good work you also are doing amazingly well....it's nice to be able to breathe, right....

  • Where do i live?, in England Eddie.

    Nice to hear you're thinking of reducing your nicotine dosage, the sooner you can come off it the better BUT only you will know when the time is right.

    Good luck.

  • I second Pete's advice about taking it one day at a time. Just keep making the conscious choice whenever it comes into your mind, that you choose not to smoke now. Keep doing that hour by hour, day by day, and that's a successful quit right there!

    some people do have a tough time around 3 weeks, when the initial thrill of quitting wears off and you start to realise that you're really in it for the long haul. Keep focusing on the positives, reading anything you can find, reaffirming your reasons. It gets rocky now and again, sure, but it's nothing you can't handle.

    Best of luck with week 2.

    Helen

  • eddiev

    thx helen....yes i am doing exactly what you guys said. day by day. i feel great now but know my mood may swing at any time and i just have to be in control and know never to give in. we're all doing fabulously well....have a great and positive smoke free day......xoxoxox

  • thx helen....yes i am doing exactly what you guys said. day by day. i feel great now but know my mood may swing at any time and i just have to be in control and know never to give in. we're all doing fabulously well....have a great and positive smoke free day......xoxoxox

    Glad to see that you are doing well! Just keep at it and you will be able to achieve your goal :D

  • Good for you Eddie, your post made me smile, your doing so well:)

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