14 days of fresh air today

:) hi all been on champix for 14 days today,but have cut down on dosage to half I found that they made every thing I ate and drunk taste crap,starting to taste better now slightly ,oh I have got bone marrow cancer,which is treatable,but not cureable,started radiotherapy yesterday on my shoulder,1 of 6 , faltered nearly yesterday ,hospital kept me waiting for over 1 hr and I got a little stressed ,fear of the unknown ,but today's was quick,I recon if I get through the 5 days I should be home and dry ,thanks for all the support,it does help:):)

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  • You're doing great Alan, it takes courage to persevere with quitting in circumstances like that - I think I can safely say I speak for all of us when I say you have our utmost respect.

    Here's hoping your treatment continues to go well, all good wishes are being sent your way :)

    Well said Kathryn :)

  • sorry to hear that you are undergoing treatment at the moment , hope all goes well for you. I'm sure that your courage and determination will also stand you in good stead to stick with your quit.

    keep posting when you can to let us know how you are getting on .

    many best wishes

    Donna x

  • Alan

    Just read about your treatment, hope all goes well. And I'm sure your body (and the medical staff) will be thanking you for quitting during this unforunate period in your life. It can only make for helping in the healing process being a non smoker. Take care, lots of care.

    Fi x

  • Now day 16 of not smoking ,and completed 3- of 5 radiotherapy ,taste bud still all over the place thinking of stopping the champix altogether ,been on half dose age for a week now,I feel I am now over the worse ,funny thing yesterday I thought I would have a coffee when I was out ,sat down to read paper and drink my coffee ,and I thought this tastes terable. Carried on drinking it for awhile ,and looked down to see two opened salt satchets ,did I laugh ,good job I only take two I thought,what a prat,I feel quite strong still on giving up the dreaded weed,and well on my way to week 3 ,at least we have had some sun shine the last couple of days ,always nice to get out to do something ,plus it keeps your mind occupied ,thank you all once again,onwards and upwards,all ways look on the bright side of life:)

  • Ahhh, I am also on day 14! Congrats man, it feels great doesn't it? :)

  • Hey I just want to say that i admire you so much for being so pragmatic in your quit under the circumstances you are in, takes a speacial person to be as strong as you. Keep up the good work your body is thanking you! xxx

  • Day 19 struggle at times but smoke free

    :) hi all 3 weeks approach in two more days,struggling at times but still determined to beat it,taste buds are slightly better,having the last bout of radiopherpy today,and then it will be ongoing tests and numerous visits to the hospital,which in itself is a test,it's all that waiting around that gets you,and makes you think about having a cig ,but I will not give in ,the wife is down to 3 a day,she's got her patches and spray,I think she's going for it the end of the week,at least I will be able to help her,if we don't kill each other first,we will put £20 each away per week,£160 per month in a tin ,so we can have a few holidays ,if we ever get a summer,lol, :)

  • :) hi all 3 weeks approach in two more days,struggling at times but still determined to beat it,taste buds are slightly better,having the last bout of radiopherpy today,and then it will be ongoing tests and numerous visits to the hospital,which in itself is a test,it's all that waiting around that gets you,and makes you think about having a cig ,but I will not give in ,the wife is down to 3 a day,she's got her patches and spray,I think she's going for it the end of the week,at least I will be able to help her,if we don't kill each other first,we will put £20 each away per week,£160 per month in a tin ,so we can have a few holidays ,if we ever get a summer,lol, :)

    Well done so far, you're doing so great! :)

    It takes a strong person not to lean on their usual crutch when things are as tough as they are at the moment, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who admires you for that!

    Please tell your wife that she is welcome on here anytime, even if she wants to ask for some advice before she sets a quit date.

    Keep up the good work and think about those holidays!! :D

  • Yes three weeks today

    Hi all three weeks without a fag today,now feel I am getting somewhere,the wife has now given up for 2 days,so fair play to her,off to get my champix in a mo ,still on half dosage,it seems to work for me,so one more lot will last a month,and then I'll stop taking them all together,that will be 8 weeks on them in total,I really think that they help,but. It just done my taste buds right in on full dosage ,can't wait till next week the 4 week mark,:)

  • I came close to having a ciggi

    It never rains unless it pours ,our next door neibour ,for the last 20 years ,has been told she has brain cancer,and lung cancer,poor woman ,it really nocked me out of my stride,but I managed to hang in there,my wife who had packed up for 3 days ,had 2 fags,I don't blame her one bit,it's times like this that are really testing,I'm now on 24 days ,and my first month becons,still determined to give it up,started putting £60 per week away ,which I would have spent on fags ,so we will have a few extra holidays.,if it ever warms up,onwards and upwards :)

  • It never rains unless it pours ,our next door neibour ,for the last 20 years ,has been told she has brain cancer,and lung cancer,poor woman ,it really nocked me out of my stride,but I managed to hang in there,my wife who had packed up for 3 days ,had 2 fags,I don't blame her one bit,it's times like this that are really testing,I'm now on 24 days ,and my first month becons,still determined to give it up,started putting £60 per week away ,which I would have spent on fags ,so we will have a few extra holidays.,if it ever warms up,onwards and upwards :)

    Hi Alan, you keep digging in, you are doing just great! Absolutely great, so you should be really proud of yourself. That is some saving too. 60 pounds a week will get you a lovely well deserved holiday for you and your wife.:) I am full of admiration for you Alan and I will be watching your story very closely and willing you on!:)

  • Hat off to ya sir..metal courage brave...proper bloke ;)

    Best of luck mate

  • Still hanging in there

    26 days now as my 1st. Month becons,not been easy,at times,but still determined,think ill be gladd when I've clocked 2 months,at least the weather has been getting better at least I can get out side,thank you all the support helps ,I've given some myself,after what I've been through I'm only to pleased to help,onwards and upwards:)

  • 1st month almost done!

    Hi Alan, that first month is almost done and the early days are the worst in my opinion so well done you. It should get easier from here on. As you say Onwards and upwards now for you:)

  • Alan, you totally imspire me, if anyone can have the determination to do it it is you ! Keep going , keep strong, keep inspiring xxx Hope all is going well for you buddy xxx

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