I'm now back in the UK after being in Miami for 11 days. An odd time as I was there by myself as my partner's father was seriously ill. I've come back early as he passed away last Wednesday. So we have both lost our fathers four months to the day of each other. Astounding first third of the year. Through all this sadness though, I have remained strong in relation to smoking, and even more resolved not to smoke. The difficult times have still been my weak points, and for me the worst is alcohol related, of which I've had quite a bit over the past few days. But, still no cigarettes. The last time I stopped for any length of time two years ago, I cadged a cigarette from a relative who was here this weekend because of our bereavement. He was still smoking, and I didn't cadge! So that's another psychological hurdle surmounted for me.
I'm into my eighth week of quitting, have reduced the champix to one a day, and I'm into my fourth week of the 5k runner programme, and doing okay. NOPE is still helping enormously. I am missing my father in law a great deal. A good man whom I so respected. And he did know I had quit and was very pleased with that. If for nothing else, I should continue this in commemoration of him.