Getting Better

I run my own successful business, have a gorgeous wife, 4 grown up daughters of whom i am immensely proud, 2 grand-sons and a couple of vintage Lambretta's. A nice haul, and a fantastic life.

If you had told me the day before i quit that in 5 weeks time I would be in the depth's of despair due to a 'need' for a fag, and that none of the above would hold much interest for me I'd have called you a nutter. But the way the last week caught me out has absolutely astounded me and I am so glad I am through it. It totally blind-sided me and turned a normally v positive (not glad-game happy positive) self starter into a self-doubting wreck.

But I didn't smoke and I didn't crumble and that is down purely to the kind sentiments and empathy of others. i didn't think I needed others around me to quit but after too many attempts ending in failure I decided to take heed of the research that suggests you have a much better chance if you have support. This forum, for me, is that support.

I look forward with all my heart and a renewed and strengthened faith to passing on my advice and experience, not just empathy, to others. They can then pass their's on and so it goes.

thank you everyone.

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  • I run my own successful business, have a gorgeous wife, 4 grown up daughters of whom i am immensely proud, 2 grand-sons and a couple of vintage Lambretta's. A nice haul, and a fantastic life.

    If you had told me the day before i quit that in 5 weeks time I would be in the depth's of despair due to a 'need' for a fag, and that none of the above would hold much interest for me I'd have called you a nutter. But the way the last week caught me out has absolutely astounded me and I am so glad I am through it. It totally blind-sided me and turned a normally v positive (not glad-game happy positive) self starter into a self-doubting wreck.

    But I didn't smoke and I didn't crumble and that is down purely to the kind sentiments and empathy of others. i didn't think I needed others around me to quit but after too many attempts ending in failure I decided to take heed of the research that suggests you have a much better chance if you have support. This forum, for me, is that support.

    I look forward with all my heart and a renewed and strengthened faith to passing on my advice and experience, not just empathy, to others. They can then pass their's on and so it goes.

    thank you everyone.

    Glad you are through it York, I was seriously worried for you at one point. This forum is a massive help at times like that, you just come on here and rant and everyone understands.

    Lucky you having such a fantastic life, a life that you will be around to enjoy for longer now that you have quit the fags!

  • Thanks Haze. It was touch and go but thanks to people like yourself that longer life to enjoy life is nearer - I confused myself there but you ne what I mean.:D

  • No problem. You come across as a really nice person and I am glad to be of help. You are not alone you only have to shout. I have been where you are now dont forget and not so long ago:)

  • York,

    So, so pleased you got through your wee stushie without smoking, be proud of yourself. I'm proud if you!

    Sending you a well done HUG, can you smell my apple shampoo and conditioner hair, my lavender lenor cardigan, my coconut hand cream, my Chanel perfume, and oops maybe a whiff of G and T!! Yes? ......bet you can't smell cigs on me tho!!!!

    Fi x

  • York,

    So, so pleased you got through your wee stushie without smoking, be proud of yourself. I'm proud if you!

    Sending you a well done HUG, can you smell my apple shampoo and conditioner hair, my lavender lenor cardigan, my coconut hand cream, my Chanel perfume, and oops maybe a whiff of G and T!! Yes? ......bet you can't smell cigs on me tho!!!!

    Fi x

    Brilliant post Nutmeg!

  • York,

    So, so pleased you got through your wee stushie without smoking, be proud of yourself. I'm proud if you!

    Sending you a well done HUG, can you smell my apple shampoo and conditioner hair, my lavender lenor cardigan, my coconut hand cream, my Chanel perfume, and oops maybe a whiff of G and T!! Yes? ......bet you can't smell cigs on me tho!!!!

    Fi x

    Overwhelmed with the sweet wholesome smell of a non-smoker.

    Made me LOL so thanks for that.

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