Would it be alright if I scaled my ladder and popped in through the 3rd floor window? I have been reading on this forum and feel I may be at the plateau some of you speak of at about 3 months.
I had smoked for about 48 years. I was driven to put on a patch before a visit to the dentist on 1st June, as I knew I couldn't smoke for 24 hours after extraction. A fortnight before, I had an extraction, smoked after 24 hrs and got a very painful infection! Dentist said It may or may not have been the smoking, it was a 50/50 chance. Sooo, I decided to take no chances the 2nd time!. Then I thought that maybe, just maybe, this could be THE TIME. A 3rd extraction was scheduled for another fortnight later so I went for it.
I've always said you can't do it until you are in the right frame of mind, and it took 48 years to get to this point. What a scary thought.
I used patches for 12 weeks, 6 wks high, 2 wks med, 2 wks low. They drove my skin mad. I developed itching all over my body, for which I took antihistamines. They helped. I now use nrt gum alternated with normal sugar-free gum. I also use e-cig when I feel I may crack. I feel that this is a cop out. I also feel that after 48 years, it is an acceptable cop out. I am working towards dropping the e-cig gradually. It stays firmly in the house now, however long I am going out for, so I'll get there. First thing in the mornings is my worst time. We are talking about a lifetime of addictive poisons here. I also try to get out of the house as much as I can, leaving the prop firmly on the coffee table.
Sorry for such a long post, especially as I'll be popping up the stairs to the fourth floor soon. Despite the nrt I am using, I know I will never smoke another cigarette. I keep going because I cannot go back to day 1.
I have bought a bike! And yes, I actually ride it, I am exercising and coping with it!