Suffering

Hello, my name is tracey, for the last two weeks I have been viewing this forum while on day 15 of being on the patch,a, am really suffering to day, and really this day should be easy as I have my very cute and gorgeous little grandson for the evening and I LOVE him so this should be a easy day, you would with think I could stop for him but seems not that easy, and while I don,t want to give in its hard, can some one give me advice , not a good day to day. Thanks for looking

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  • Hi Tracy

    Well done and keep it up, it is hard and i know what you mean i have had a few bad days. Best bit of advice I can give you, people on here told me not to give that thought any air time. Get up do anything washing up or getting a glass of water. I keep reminding myself of my first day and believe me it was horrendous, I never want to feel like that again. Also I drink a lot of water again a suggestion from this site, I have found that on my bad days I have not drank as much water. I come on here and so many lovely people wanting to help you, it really does help.

  • Thanks

    Was lovely of you to reply so quickly and have never thought of drinking water. So thank you so much, really was unsure about enlisting on a forum but think I need help, and I really do not want to give in, a lady came in work to day and she had just had a smoke all seemed so familiar to me, like it was sort of normal if you know what I mean, thanks agan tracey

  • No problem, this is so not my thing either! Never would I join or talk on a forum, but this has honestly been my life saver. I had terrible panic attacks a few weeks ago came on here and the girls were fab. It passed and I didnit need a fag. Yes I know what you mean my first week a customer was smoking and I didn't feel either way like sitting on the fence. It did not disgust me and it did not make me want one either.

    I'm also a fan of ice cubes and ice pops, they help me with cravings too

  • Thank you

    Thanks will try the ice cubes, and thanks again, just what I needed, tracey

  • Well done for being on day 15, you are doing so well.

    We all have days like this hon, I'm on 25weeks and 3 days and today I have been craving too!

    Have been feeling a bit under the weather and didn't feel like doing anything much so was just sat thinking and of course thought about smoking!

    I find that deep breaths help me and as Angela says drinking water also helps. Good luck and keep up the great work xx

  • How's you

    Thanks, hope your ok, what a girl you are that's just fantastic, it's strange isn't it, I have decided to try and quit in the most difficult year, I do hope you keep going, am going to keep your quit date in mind and hope can get where you are. Am guessing your having a bit of difficult time, but it will pass and thanks again you have made a differance , tacey

  • Hi Tracey :D

    Welcome to this brilliant place which is full of people that all know what your going through

    my spur to quit initally was my daughter telling me she was worried as my oldest grandson was imiating me walking around with a crayon in his mouth and telling her that when he grew up he wanted to smoke just like nanny :eek::(

    i was so horrified that i decided i had to do something even though i didnt actually smoke in front of him he used to stand at the window fascinated watching me smoke and also just to love watching me roll a ciggie which i did stop doing

    so i made a plan and quit and about 8 weeks into my quit my daughter made me a nanny again and i was determined not to ever let him know me as a smelly nanny and i did stink too that air of smell around a smoker is disgusting

    i also found alot of benefits to quitting for myself in time especially not having to use an inhaler during the winter as i had to for many years as i was always prone to chest probs plus my sense of smell came back i was able to taste things again

    but the best one was gaining my freedom back :) not having to plan my day around smoking especially if i was spending time with my grandsons

    it is the best decision i ever made

    and the added bonus was the money i saved to spend on myself but mostly on my grandsons :D

    the further along the quit journey you go the easier it will get plus the craving and the constant thoughts of i want a ciggie or i need a ciggie will get weaker too you just need to find ways to distract your mind till the crave/yearn passes i know afew took up knitting for me it was doing a puzzle or just playing an online game which im now addicted to :rolleyes: but thats a good addiction i think :p

    onwards and upwards is the only way to go

    :)

  • Hello, my name is tracey, for the last two weeks I have been viewing this forum while on day 15 of being on the patch,a, am really suffering to day, and really this day should be easy as I have my very cute and gorgeous little grandson for the evening and I LOVE him so this should be a easy day, you would with think I could stop for him but seems not that easy, and while I don,t want to give in its hard, can some one give me advice , not a good day to day. Thanks for looking

    Hi Tracey,

    Glad to see that you have found the forum useful already, and well done on reaching Day 15! :) You should be very proud of this achievemnt, as those first few weeks are really the toughest!

    Please be assured that being a non-smoker becomes easy and totally natural. You will get through the more difficult stages and come out of the other end feeling a more confident (and financially better off) person.

    Keep up the hard work, it's so worth it! :) x

  • Tracey.....don't give in to that evil nicotine monster, don't let him win...you are much stronger than him and he is just an evil little piece of pooh.

    It might seem selfish, but would it help if you were doing it for yourself, rather than for your grandchildren? I have two daughters who are the most precious gifts I could ever have wished for, but for me I have to want to stop for my own sake (and bank balance!).

    I hope that doesn't sound mean.:o

    Don't forget that the lovely people on here are rooting for you....we're all in it together. Do not give in.....you'll be so disappointed with yourself. I know because I once stopped for 6 months and then started again.....I hated myself at having thrown away all my hard work of 6 months. The fag tasted vile as well, but I then immediately had another one and hey presto I was back on the blasted things.

    They are vile....there is nothing good about them and each one costs 35p and the government gets most of that, in tax. If you have a fag, you'll be so disappointed with yourself and you will also have paid getting on for 30p in tax for the"pleasure". What is good about that?

    I am thinking about you and am sending you my support.....you CAN do it...take a deep breath and tell yourself that you can beat that evil little piece of pooh (the nicoteen monster).:)

  • Lovely messages

    Thank you all so much, on another day to day , and you are right should stop for my self, I can honestly say the replays have kept me from smoking to day and yesterday, my gollie gosh it's hard, but thanks you so much it has really helped get me through today. Thank you so much, tracey

    Not sure how you get to a month I have none smokng envy:mad:

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