welcome month 6

So as of 8am this morning I have moved into month 6 and the last room before the Penthouse where I will be going next.

Benifits so far:-

Cough gone

Wheezing gone

Shortage of breath gone

Stink of smoke gone from house, car and myself

Sleeping great

More energy

No more huddled up in a cold wet corner to have a smoke.

Over 3,000 cigs not smoked saving me over £1,100. Now getting to do nice things with that money.

Go anywhere without worrying about being able to have a smoke.

Sure the list could go on and on.

Still occationally think right time for a fag and it comes right out of nowhere. It causes panic for about 3 - 4 seconds when I realise I don't smoke. After the initial panic I just laugh at it and it don't like that so it goes off to annoy someone else.

I still think of cigaretts fairly regularly but never about smoking one. The thought just puts a smile on my face and just reminds me I am a happy non smoker.

I consider myself very lucky as my quit has been relatively easy, although I have had other attemps that were not. The job is certainly not finished yet and I have learnt from previous quits to never be complacent and to always be on your guard. I am winning the battle and everyone on this forum can do the same. Some quits may take a little longer but you can all do it so stay strong and we will all join together eventually in the Penthouse.

H

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  • Massive well done H great post:D

  • What a post H. Six months past so you're nearer to getting to a good milestone now, it will soon pass and it's nice to see you haven't become complacent. Readind your other posts H, you deserve to get there, so well done mate. I don't think you've been lucky at all, you've done it where other people would have cracked. David

  • Really delighted for you mate. It's nice to see posters on here reach brilliant milestones.

    I bet you can remember day 1 like yesterday or even the build up to it.

    I believe the fear of quitting is actually worse and holds most people back than the quitting it'self.

    Once again well done. :)

  • Well done!

    I am a week behind you so I will join you in month 6 on the 6th July. It feels longer than 5 months to me? You have done brilliant and you are always positive you are really happy that you have quit and that comes over in your posts. I strive to be as positive and upbeat as you are.:) Are you going to treat yourself with the money you have saved? I think we should all have a big party when we get to the penthouse and celebrate our achievement. Well done again H and thanks for your encouragement and support since I joined this forum. Iknow for a fact it is because of people like you on this forum that I have not even held a ciggarette in my hand for 5 months.:)

  • Magnificent Aitch! :cool:

    We're at about the same place in our quits, so see you in the penthouse in 7 months. :D

  • I bet you can remember day 1 like yesterday or even the build up to it.

    Thank you all so much for your kind comments. Being on the forum and comments like this are a major contribution to being successful.

    Yes i remember the build up and day 1 very well. It went something like this. Get up as normal come down stairs, brush teeth and have a brew. Light a fag then lean over the kitchen sink coughing my lungs up, eyes streaming and feeling pretty awful. By the time I had got to the end of the cig I could just about inhale a small amount of the smoke. Not to be beaten I smoked the last 2 cigs in my packet within the next half hour. still leaning over the kitchen sink. With an empty packet I decided enough is enough and have not looked back since.

    So no planning, just realization and quite a lot of fear as to what my future might be if i did'nt do something. I keep that day right in the front of my mind and just keep telling myself I am not going back there.

    Capitan and the Dolly's well done we all move around the same time. Hope Si shows up soon.

    Haze you are doing great also but you are never going to catch me up!

    Davo keep us laughing what would we do without you.

    Mags and Rogue now into month 4 well done both.

    Last but certainly not least Karri... I am going to be gentle and sit on the fence a bit here... Just get your Ass into gear and get back on your quit. We are all missing you ;);)

    H

  • Aitch, you have always made my heart hurt a little. Its those four little words in your sig......"in time I hope". The first time I read those words I almost swallowed my breath and squeezed my eyes in a little prayer for you and for me and for all of us. And now you write this.........

    Yes i remember the build up and day 1 very well. It went something like this. Get up as normal come down stairs, brush teeth and have a brew. Light a fag then lean over the kitchen sink coughing my lungs up, eyes streaming and feeling pretty awful. By the time I had got to the end of the cig I could just about inhale a small amount of the smoke. Not to be beaten I smoked the last 2 cigs in my packet within the next half hour. still leaning over the kitchen sink.

    H

    ........and my heart hurts again in pity not just for the former you that found yourself in that God awful state..........but again for all of us. I had almost forgotten. I had honestly almost forgotten and I thank you for this most powerful reminder. Its words like these. Truths like these...told with such honesty..... that finally made me accept that I, like you, had to run as fast and as far as I could, away from the choking smoke. You Aitch, have always been the most gentle, encouraging, supportive and positive influence on this forum. I am so so happy that you have ran a whole six months away from that hideous sink, and sinking, moment. Six months is like ten thousand miles. Its like standing at the top of the mountain yelling across the beautiful earth in chest pounding triumph. Well done and thankyou Aitch. Up next....the penthouse. Can't wait to read that post :)

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