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