Oh My Gosh! Day 3

Honestly..? I thought the patches would negate 'Day 3-itis'.

I'm posting earlier than intended because...I am grumpy.

Very, very first thought this morning, before I had even wriggled my toes was 'I'll go and have a fag...Oh, wait, no I won't'.

It's kind of set the tone. I am craving a bit and it feels something like desire or hunger and I feel it at the base of my neck, like a hollow/empty feeling.

Jaw clenching like a good'un.

Was having to do something on the lap top earlier and I got so fed up it nearly got chucked through the window. Everything seemed to be hard or difficult or awkward and I was taking it personally. :o

I know it's worth it though.

One thing I've noticed, I don't know if it's in my head but, I had surgery about 3 months ago. Although the scars are all healed they had healed kind of wide - about 3 - 4 mm of scar tissue in width and deep. They went in. Getting dressed today I noticed that they seemed less deep than usual. Now, if they continue to improve that will be a really good thing. Not sure that only 2 days of Oxygen would do that but...

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  • Hi Loopster :)

    Yeah, little worse than Day Three-itis in my opinion. I had patches and lozenges and I still felt pants. :( It does seem to be the point when your body and brain start to realise you really mean business, and that there really isn't going to be another nicotine hit. I suppose it's when the mourning process starts essentially.

    All you can do is what you're already doing- distract yourself as much as possible, recognise you're going to experience all sorts of stuff you'd rather not have to go through but that if you can hold firm you WILL get through it, and focus on all the benefits. I'm not at all surprised you've noticed the difference in the scar tissue already. I certainly noticed the difference in my skin on day three. :)

    Welll done Loop- you really are doing brilliantly :D. I was reading about your extended family on your other thread. What will they make of your quit? Any chance of any of them following in your footsteps or will they all think you're barmy for quitting?

  • Honestly..? I thought the patches would negate 'Day 3-itis'.

    I'm posting earlier than intended because...I am grumpy.

    Very, very first thought this morning, before I had even wriggled my toes was 'I'll go and have a fag...Oh, wait, no I won't'.

    It's kind of set the tone. I am craving a bit and it feels something like desire or hunger and I feel it at the base of my neck, like a hollow/empty feeling.

    Jaw clenching like a good'un.

    Was having to do something on the lap top earlier and I got so fed up it nearly got chucked through the window. Everything seemed to be hard or difficult or awkward and I was taking it personally. :o

    I know it's worth it though.

    One thing I've noticed, I don't know if it's in my head but, I had surgery about 3 months ago. Although the scars are all healed they had healed kind of wide - about 3 - 4 mm of scar tissue in width and deep. They went in. Getting dressed today I noticed that they seemed less deep than usual. Now, if they continue to improve that will be a really good thing. Not sure that only 2 days of Oxygen would do that but...

    Hi, of course it all feels so strange, that's because it is, we have smoked for years, and feeling comfortable with our quits takes time, but your doing a amazing thing,;). Quitting just keep pushing through, you will get there, I have a god feeling, all will be good for you;)

  • Ahhh day 3 is the worst. As I said before I remember myself getting angry at myself for being angry over nothing and it was a big circle. Just remember it gets easier after day 3 and after 2 or 3 weeks the physical cravings stop doing the talking. Just hold out til then, you know you can! x

  • Thanks guys.

    Skiddaw - Nah, won't make a difference. The family member with lung cancer - she won't stop. She'll say the same as she always does when I tell her I'm quitting or cutting back 'Yeah, well, but you enjoy a cigarette, don't you!'

    It's always a statement, not a question.:D

    The whole house is sticky and various shades of beige. That was one of the tipping points for this quit. We all went the other day - my husband and the kids. When we left I had to pop in to the shop quickly (said relative had smoked all 300 fags they had in a week and I had to buy more :eek:) just the act of leaving the car and getting back in made me realise the kids and hubby stunk of stale smoke and the whole car reeked.

    Now that, THAT, is something. Although I didn't smoke in my own home or car it just made me realise how 'infectious' and smelly the fumes were.

    Thanks for all your support everyone xx

  • Blimey....that really does put things in perspective...300 fags in under a week...I don't think even at my worst I could have smoked that many rollies. And imagine being diagnosed with lung cancer and still not giving up.

    All I can say is that it would have been a miracle if you hadn't started smoking in view of the family background, Loop. All the more power to you for making the decision to quit.

  • It definately gets easier, just remember to keep using your patches.

    Im over a month in my quit and I forgot my patch and I went mental for no reason. Just like you say you take things personally and to heart.

    This is the nicodemons way of trying to make you smoke. He is there to p*ss us off so we fall back into smoking!

    Dont let him trick you! Keep control and those thoughts in the morning vanish,

    good luck

    x

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