I made it to week 3. At times it has been a hellish 3 weeks. I have checked and rechecked my handbags, pockets, car so many times..... like a packet will materialize! Have day-dreamed someone offering me a cigarette. Worst of all, thinkng of being diagnosed with some terminal disease and spending my last days smoking. BUT, logic and common sense eventually (!?!) take over and searching in my hearts of hearts, i know I am on the right road. It really is not worth relapsing. Like a lot of ex-smokers, I seriously questioned if I am someone without my cigarette - cigerettes are so 'me' as my favorite perfume (which I have been using since it was launched back in the 70s, Revlon Charlie, blue - used every other day; discontinued now, but have a stash of 20 bottles, a ration of 1 bottle for every year I probably have left..... living beyond 77, I will change my signature perfume!!).... oh, I digress, back to smoking, I really am someone without them or else I wouldn't have survived these 3 weeks. Hopefully I will remain a non-smoker. I am weak where smoking is concerned and reading how easy it is to relapse, like alcoholics, we have to think, and admit, that we are smokers for life and hence must exercise strength for how long we have before pushing up the daisies!
A very big thank you to this website, couldn't have done it otherwise. It has been my salvation, my strength.
Bless you all