Not so easy on day 2

Struggling a little today...but got here....attended a close friend's funeral....sad loss at only 56 years old...just as I left the pub after saying goodbye to old friends and his family I suddenly thought right....let's have a smoke!!!....and pulled out a pack of lozenges which I thought were cigarettes....quite weird...and sort of funny....fretted a little...then popped a lozenge and was on my way.....recovered from the craving about 5 minutes later...have had a few dodgy moments since as well....so quite proud of myself getting through a difficult situation.....just 6 hours before I hit Day 3....please!!!!

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  • Well done Cymro!! I think youve done amazing as the first 3 days are awful and youve come through day2 whilst being 'out there'.I think you must be very committed on this quit. I was a coward I couldnt face the world for my first week and spent the first 3 days sleeping!!! I am now on day36 and it sure does get easier.Just remember one day at a time.Keep it up! Sue.

  • Thanks, Sue...watching Wales just lose to Croatia is not helping me at all here!!!...well done on your 36 days...really want to get to my group session tomorrow with some good news!!

  • Sorry to hear of your loss Cymro.

    It was the death of a friend that started my quit.

    He died of cancer aged 65 and out of respect for him I decided not to smoke the next day.

    That was on 26th January and I haven't touched one since.

    I've sadly been to two funerals this year, both of whom died of cancer, one aged 65 and another friend aged 41.

    Me and smoking are done for good.

    You can make it, just tough it out to start with and believe that it gets better - because it does. :cool:

  • Thanks, Capitan.....this was cancer...but not smoking related and he was a non-smoker.....passed away within a few weeks of being diagnosed...tragic...but I'm trying to use the sadness I am feeling to strengthen my resolve here...if that makes any sense....far more cravings today than yesterday.

  • Hi Cymro,

    I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. That's a tough thing to face at any time, and a huge stumbling block so early in your quit. A MASSIVE well done for getting through the funeral without smoking.

    Really, really well done. Lots of people would have crumbled in a situation like that - in fact I've seen it happen on this forum - and you didn't. Hold your head up high and keep going.

    Life is too precious to gamble with it by inhaling toxic crap from cigarettes, innit?

    Take care,

    Helen

  • Thanks, Hels...I think tomorrow is going to be a sod....but as everyone keeps saying...1 step at a time

  • The cravings will come and go and will vary in strength for quite a while.

    Don't be surprised if, even after a few months, you get a strong crave.

    What I can say is, that for me, after nearly 9 months, the craves are gone.

    Occasionally I get a feeling of "I could have a smoke now" but no sooner has it arrived but it has gone again, another trigger point put to bed.

    When, in my mind, I moved from "wanting to quit" to "not wanting to smoke" it became easy.

    It's a subtle difference between the two, but an important one I feel.

    I used the memory of my friend to keep me strong during the early days. I hadn't intended it to turn into a forever quit, but as it did I didn't want to let him or his memory down.

    You can make it, if you want it badly enough.

  • from "wanting to quit" to "not wanting to smoke" ...yes...that is a place I want to arrive at.

  • Het cymro, rather than waiting to arrive there, why not put yourself there right away? What cap has said is spot on in my experience and i had that mindset from day 1. No looking back and never wanting to smoke again. If you think about it, if you are not there now, does that mean that you still "want" to smoke?

  • Hmm..that's interesting...but all I can focus on right now is not starting again......this morning is again a struggle.....will move on the Day 3 to try and spur myself on...need to make that group session this evening clean....I must!!.....off to day 3...and thanks for your support.

  • Tried Lozenges?

    Hmm..that's interesting...but all I can focus on right now is not starting again......this morning is again a struggle.....will move on the Day 3 to try and spur myself on...need to make that group session this evening clean....I must!!.....off to day 3...and thanks for your support.

    When I had a craving, I popped a lozenges in...broke it in 1/2

    placed under the tongue...and I made it...did'n t need them too

    much longer after that...and then no more...I am free and still free

    of the smoke...if you read my signature, you will see I have or was

    at it for quite awhile...but I want to add more years to my life if

    that is possible...I got Granddaughters and the best BF ever...and

    I gotta hang out for them...they are my hearts! :D

  • Hi Cymro

    You showed great composure handling a very sad and stressful occasion like that the way you did.

    You should rightly feel proud of yourself, I'm proud of you and I don't even know you! hehehe!

    Just started day 2, mind set is hopefully changing in the right direction...

    Great you are hitting day 3, you may be ahead but I'm right behind you .... watching and learning! :cool:

    Take care

    Greg

  • Thanks guys...I'm into day 4 now....my carbon monoxide levels are right down also...feeling quite good...but still having my moments......my family and lozeges together with patches are getting me through.

    keep going Nifty....need to encourage eachother in our early stages.

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