Haven't really been on too much but I am aware that I am fast approaching another milestone. On Sunday I reach exactly 26 weeks, halfway through a year! I never, ever would have thought I would get as far as I have and again, I thank the people on this forum for offering their unconditional support.
I have seen people make it so far because of this forum. i have seen people 'fail' a quit but they soon get back to it - that isn't a fail in my eyes. A fail is only a fail when you stop trying. I am sure the overwhelming majority of us on this site have failed a quit on more than one occasion. The reason we succeeded is because we stop trying. Anyone who is on their xx quit, don't get downhearted - you will be free.
I am proud to say I am nearing the 6 month mark. It is further than I have ever got in a quit, and although I get thoughts from time to time I know that going back to smoking would be a major disappointment, and I don't want to let myself down.
I don't think words could ever express the gratitude I feel to those on the forum who shared their support, their understanding, their time, their effort, their willingness to help, their patience, and mostly their friendship. Little things like KK's jokes, Carol's Caturday and Kat & Gemma winding up Max all help with a distraction.
To everyone who continues to fight and win, keep going. It's always better than the alternative.
To evryone preparing to start or restart, the support here will get you through. Don't be afraid to ask for help. And don't take anything personaly.