New member saying hello

Hi, my names Margie and even though I stopped smoking a few months ago I'd like to become part of this forum. I have been hanging around since December and so do feel as though I know a fair few of you already.

I had my last cig on 15 July 2013, I used patches and lozenges for the first 4 months and have not had one cig since. I did not know this forum existed until a few months ago and then whilst having a bad day, (when the nicotine monster was really tormenting me) I stumbled across it by accident and have probably visited daily since. I really found the first few months difficult going alone and wish I had been aware of the forum earlier. Then when I had found it, I felt that as I'd already been stopped a few months it wouldn't seem right joining. I know, I would have been welcomed by all, just me thinking that way. Any how, I'm here now, better late than never.

Still taking things one day at a time. Started smoking at the age of 12, how bad is that, and stopped just after my 53rd birthday. Have had a couple of quits over the years, one lasted 18 months, one lasted 12, then a few other half hearted ones lasting either months, weeks or days but none with me being as determined as this one.

Find that I'm still having good and bad days although the bad moments are getting further apart but would be nice to converse with people who understand what we are going through.

May take a few days to get my head around posting messages so please bare with me whilst I get the hang of it.

Many thanks Margie x:)

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  • Hi Margie,

    Nice to meet you! Well done on ur quit you are doing so well :) there are some really lovely people on here so I'm sure you will get lots of support and make some new friends :) xx

  • Thank you

    Hi Donna, thanks very much.

    Yes, have to agree there seems to be lots of great people on here at the moment. Still finding my way around the posting part but will hopefully master it over the next few days.

    Stay strong with your quit, it can be done. I have certainly shocked a few people with mine!

    Margie x

  • Thanks Margie :) you will certainly get the hang of it in a few days I'm sure and if not you can post a question if ur stuck there's always someone to help if I can make it past 8 weeks I think my family and friends would be utterly amazed as that seems to be my weak point, keep up the good work with ur quit you are doing magnificently xxx

  • Welcome to the forum :)

  • Awesome awesome awesome!

    Thank you so much for volunteering your quitting experience and wisdom, Margie.

    Bless you,

    Steve

  • Lovely to meet you Margie :)

    So glad you've dun-lurkin and started posting :D. You won't regret it.

    Well done on your quit- 6 months already! That's amazing and such an inspiration for us struggling up the hill behind you.

    What's the view like from where you are?

  • Thank you

    Welcome to the forum :)

    Thanks for the welcome :)

  • Thank you

    Lovely to meet you Margie :)

    So glad you've dun-lurkin and started posting :D. You won't regret it.

    Well done on your quit- 6 months already! That's amazing and such an inspiration for us struggling up the hill behind you.

    What's the view like from where you are?

    Feels good to be free, was certainly difficult and I don't think I could put myself through it again, so I constantly tell myself NOPE.

  • Thanks Debbie

    Think I have posted you a pm instead of a general message! Still struggling to find out how to use IPad and find my way around this forum. I'm certainly not the sharpest knife in the box today :confused:

  • Awww Welcome Margie :D

    6 months is amazing, and keeps us newbies motivated to keep strong and smile whilst doing it too :)

    This forum is brilliant, lots of lovely people, all here to listen to you cry, rant and laugh :)

  • Thank you

    Awww Welcome Margie :D

    6 months is amazing, and keeps us newbies motivated to keep strong and smile whilst doing it too :)

    This forum is brilliant, lots of lovely people, all here to listen to you cry, rant and laugh :)

    Have to agree the forum is good and has lots of lovely people. I have been looking around for a few months but wish I'd had this support forum when I stopped back in July. I still laugh, cry, rant and rave but I do not light a cig up. I have found it so difficult I vowed I would not put myself through it again.

    You are doing brilliant, stay strong:)

  • Welcome to the forum.

    It seems like you have a great quit going so not only you can get advice but surely you have plenty with your current and past experiences.

    Marta :)

  • Thank you marg you can talk to me however you wish xx

    Thanks, hey think I may have sussed it.

    I have to say Debbie that even though I don't really know you, and vice versa, I owe you a massive "thank you" for keeping me going in the earlier days of my quit. I used to view the forum daily months ago, once I knew it existed of course, and have to say that you appear to be a naturally very funny and kind hearted person and some of your posts had me in stitches. My sisters, I have 5, have been very supportive and so have one or two friends, but there are also a few people who do not understand what we are going through. So having people like yourself, Kat, Gem (where has she gone?) Jennings, hellerscatch, Max and all the others who are too numerous to mention, around on a daily basis has certainly been very beneficial and fun too. Please keep up the good work, you are doing a fantastic job by the way with the January quitters:)

  • Thanks Marta

    Welcome to the forum.

    It seems like you have a great quit going so not only you can get advice but surely you have plenty with your current and past experiences.

    Marta :)

    I'm telling myself I'm staying strong, although I still have my days but I think I still have a lot to learn. Congratulations on your quit too:)

  • Welcome to the forum, I am another long term smoker I started when I was 11:( I am now 57, so we both prove that it can be done as hard as it is:)

  • Welcome Margie and very well done on your quit :D

    I was actually only 8 :eek: and am now 49 and smoke free for a whole year :D

  • Welcome Margie and very well done on your quit :D

    I was actually only 8 :eek: and am now 49 and smoke free for a whole year :D

    Bl**dy hell!!!! Well done Hellers.xxx

  • Bl**dy hell!!!! Well done Hellers.xxx

    I know Haze :eek: and thanks x

  • Thank you

    Welcome to the forum, I am another long term smoker I started when I was 11:( I am now 57, so we both prove that it can be done as hard as it is:)

    Thank you very much for your warm welcome. It's frightening isn't that we allowed ourselves to smoke for so long. But, we've turned the corner now and proved that it's never too late to change. Your 2 year quit is just around the corner so hats off to you, well done x

  • Thank you

    Welcome Margie and very well done on your quit :D

    I was actually only 8 :eek: and am now 49 and smoke free for a whole year :D[/

    Thank you and many, many congratulations on hitting the penthouse! :)

    I had been looking around the forum in December and remember seeing a post from yourself to the effect of ..... after you had finished doing your Xmas shopping/ wrapping gifts you had a cup of coffee and then had a craving:eek:. I remember thinking nooooo, you can't have a crave and you certainly can't have a cig now, you're nearly in the penthouse!!

    Thank goodness you didn't, I think I would have cried for you. Well done, you made it in style, I was so pleased for you:)

  • Welcome Margie and very well done on your quit :D

    I was actually only 8 :eek: and am now 49 and smoke free for a whole year :D[/

    Thank you and many, many congratulations on hitting the penthouse! :)

    I had been looking around the forum in December and remember seeing a post from yourself to the effect of ..... after you had finished doing your Xmas shopping/ wrapping gifts you had a cup of coffee and then had a craving:eek:. I remember thinking nooooo, you can't have a crave and you certainly can't have a cig now, you're nearly in the penthouse!!

    Thank goodness you didn't, I think I would have cried for you. Well done, you made it in style, I was so pleased for you:)

    Thanks, I wouldn't smoke now, but the crafty craves still sneak up now and again, am ready for them though haha ... :D

  • Thank you

    Hi Margie great to see you here you have made a cracking start! :):)

    Thank you very much. Many congratulations on your well deserved entry into the penthouse :). I knew you would make it!

    Had been following the forum for a while but only just plucked up courage to join so to be honest I feel that I know a few of you's already.

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