so after 26 years of smoking my time to quit has come. I'm a 41 year old male living in New Zealand.........Gidday!
I can't lie about the fact that I enjoyed smoking, and it defined a large part of my life for a long time, I've toyed with the idea of quitting but I've never tried to quit before. I recently hurt my back pretty badly and need some surgery, both my surgeons have told me that stopping smoking will greatly help my recovery and that was the push I needed.
So I started on champix about 2 weeks ago, just finished reading Allen Carr's the easy way to stop smoking, I stopped smoking in the house about 6 weeks ago and have repainted the ceilings and washed the walls, I told all my friends and family I was stopping and I had my last cigarette at 11pm on Saturday night, 41 hours and 46 minutes ago.....phew.
This is rough, am fair climbing the walls :eek:, not so much a physical thing as it is a mind game. The fact that I am at home alone and on heavy pain killers for my back, bored to tears and not moving much, isn't helping.
So I've been lurking around this site to learn from the efforts of others and to get some inspiration and thought I would post a quit blog on here to hopefully get some advice and support, and just for myself as a record of this experience. And just maybe my experiences may help others, as reading some of the blogs on here have helped me already.
I am determined to never smoke again, ever.
Best of luck and strength to all those on this journey with me.
It is a new day - wohoo!