Hi all. Well as I said in my previous post I hit 8 weeks today. Just wanted to give my views at this stage. Firstly before this quit, I had basically accepted the fact I would never give up. I had smoked for 20 years and the thought of not ever having a cig again made me feel cold and anxious. I had made half hearted attempts to quit with no conviction and the quit lasted 48 hours max. I would even be the sort of person who while smoking, would be thinking about my next cig - madness!!
November 16 last year wasn't a date I had any personal attachment to. I had no friends or family with that birth date. However that was the day I last smoked. I didn't even plan to quit that day and I didn't hold some sort of solemn ritual for that last fag.
The early days were a nightmare and my early posts here were basically me moaning and saying I was crawling up the walls! This forum has been such a godsend for me. No matter how much I moaned, there was support out there.
In the early days of my quit, I would see posts of people saying they had hit month 1,2 or 6 for example and I thought there was no way I would ever be able to say that. But now I am entering month 3!!
Yes it's been tough, there were times when I almost caved and on one occasion I walked back and forth past a newsagents (madness) but I am so happy to have made it. I won't lie - I still think about cigs but i do feel it's getting easier.
Thanks for reading and sorry it turned into an essay. Again huge thanks to the support on this forum!!