Back again

Hello all, I'm back again for my 2nd serious attempt at quitting. The first one lasted nearly 6 months with the aid of Champix and the help of this forum.

I started smoking again on 30th April last year after my neighbour died and then my mum was diagnosed with terminal cancer within a week of each other. Mum battled strongly against her disease, but finally lost her fight on 6th April this year. The last words she spoke were to me and they were 'stop smoking'. That was it, no words of love or anything, just stop smoking. It just shows how strongly she felt about it. Probably because she never smoked or drank in her life, and yet she still developed cancer. And I can do something about it.

Anyway, I have completely gone off the rails these last couple of months, but I think it's now time to abide by her dying wishes. I bit the bullet and saw the smoking nurse last week, and am now on day 5 of taking Champix, with no side effects so far.

So I'm aiming for my quit date to be Monday 2nd July, and that will hopefully make me nearly 3 weeks smoke free for what would have been Mum's 75th birthday.

Hopefully you old timers will be along to say hello from time to time (you know who you are ;)) and I look forward to meeting some new freinds on my journey

14 Replies

oldestnewest
  • Welcome back Rach. You have done 6 months before so you know what to expect and you know you can do it again.

    If you ask me your Mom asking you to quit is a very deep message of love she had for you

    Good luck

  • Wow Rachel, how sad :( I'm so sorry for the loss of your mum, sounds like she loved you very much & you her... Good luck with your quit, you can do this :)

    Denise x

  • Welcome back to the forum Rachel. You have been through the mill haven't you. I hope that things start to look up for you, quitting smoking is a good start that is for sure. Good for you!

  • Welcome back Rachel. Hope this is the start of better things for you x

  • Welcome back Rachel - I'm so, so sorry about your Mum. These last months must have been hellish for you.

    I know you can do this. For your mum, for yourself. We're all here whenever you need us xxx

  • Hey Rach

    Good to see you back again....

    I would wish you good luck but we both know you wont need it ;)

    Kick that nicodemon right up the jacksy!!!:eek:

  • Hello all, I'm back again for my 2nd serious attempt at quitting. The first one lasted nearly 6 months with the aid of Champix and the help of this forum.

    Excellent :D

    I'll be thinking of you and directing positive thoughts at you in your journey.

    My deepest condolences for your loss.

    Cav

  • Hi Rachel so sorry to hear about your loss :(

    wilbe here to support you on your journey

    sending you positive vibs and ((virtual hugs))

    Carol x

  • Hey Rachel, so sorry bout your mum.... congrats on coming back and tackling this smoking thing, hope all goes well for you.... welcome back!

  • Thanks for the welcome back everyone.

    No fags since 8pm last night :). Just suffering from severe lack of sleep due to the Champix probably, and a couple of cravings at trigger times. Stuffed my face on cherry tomatoes and fruit instead of my pear drop fix I had last time, so hopefully won't pile on the extra pounds.

  • Yay, well done Rachel. At least you are on healthy snacks, unlike me lol.

    Whatever it takes is what I think. Good luck for day 2 tomorrow :D

    Gaynor x

  • Hi Rachel

    Do whatever helps is my advice...

    I put on nearly a stone when I quit, but now I feel fitter than ever before, running about 5.5 miles every other day.

    When I smoked I couldn't even walk 2 miles without feeling like I was about to keel over!!:eek:

    I have just bought a DVD to work on getting some abs!!!

    So my point is get rid of the old nicodemon and the world is your oyster:D

  • Oooh John, don't encourage me to be naughty. There's a cup of tea and half a packet of chocolate crunch creams calling my name from the kitchen (other half was scoffed last night :o)

  • Oooh John, don't encourage me to be naughty. There's a cup of tea and half a packet of chocolate crunch creams calling my name from the kitchen (other half was scoffed last night :o)

    I'm the other way, I have been calling out into the kitchen for about 20 mins for a cuppa and a piece of cake! :D

You may also like...