Hi everyone, hope you are all still doing great. I have not been on the site for a while as I have been busy living life as a non smoker!
It's been 13 weeks and 3 days and so many hours since my last stinker and I am so pleased. I dont miss the smell, stink, taste, hours wasted or money spent on them.
I did have a major crash two weeks ago and I was in a right state with my self as I missed the comfort they used to give me. A friend who stopped years ago explained to me, a fag was my best friend, it never let me down, always cheered me up, never left my side and now I don't have this "best friend" I felt lost! I think it's right what others have already said with their own experience of stopping smoking you may have a crash a few months in and I have had mine. I still on the patches I am now on 10 and I must say during my meltdown I was going on to lower patches from 14! I'm used to the 10's now and everything is fine.
I have found my experience ok to be honest, I have found the not smoking bit easy, the nicotine addiction is another matter and I'm not ashamed to say I am addicted! I have had loads of good days and only few bad, I take the bad days to heart as I don't get them often but I know deep down ill never touch a stinker again. anyone thinking they can't do it, you can keep going and be proud.