Thought I'd pop in and update here. I've done 6 weeks now and have been struck down with a nasty case of woman flu (its the one where you still get on with life but feel utterly dreadful with a sore throat, shivers, aches and a bunged up nose which periodically drips like a tap) I'm not for a minute wishing I was still smoking but I never got this ill when I was a smoker. Am looking after myself and making sure I stay hydrated etc and reckon I will be over it in a couple of days.
About to start step 3 patches tomorrow and feeling optimistic that I can wean myself off them in a couple of weeks.
Hope you're all good.