Well I don't post very often I know, but I dislike being negative and I do suffer with down times over my quit now and then. Some of us, especially long term smokers seem to suffer with this. Takes all sorts.
I have not had a cigarette since 1st June. I have been hospitalized in severe pain for a week, had to sit with my leg up for a fortnight and was allowed to start pottering out this week. I have been Xmas shopping, (I am a very large child regarding Christmas) and generally being positive.
To cut a long story short, I was getting ready to go to the nurse today to have my leg checked/dressed when the phone went. My partner's surgery wanted to speak with him. He was at work. They cannot tell me what it is about, so I worry. (He has health problems). As I put my coat on, my surgery ring and want to speak with him. No info. Now I'm really worried.
I am a very drowned, bedraggled toucan by the time I get home. OH is on the phone. Phone call from his surgery is to book for flu jab! Phone call from my surgery (which is also his Mum's surgery) was to try and track her down to tell her to stop taking a certain tablet straight away! I had been putting myself through so much stress over what might be wrong.
Well there are cigarettes in our house, as OH still smokes, (outside,or in the garage). I was THAT close. So for the first time in 3 months, I had some NRT gum. Just one piece.
My argument is, do whatever it takes to preserve your quit. Nrt is not ideal, and it has now gone back in the cupboard, but it kept my nearly 6 month quit intact today.
Hope this post is helpful in some way to folks who worry that their quits don't seem quite so shiny and happy as some folk's. I am determined to keep going, and if a piece of gum cements a wobble, then hey ho, so be it.