And here I am on the doorstep of month 3...Yes 8 weeks and 6 days totally smoke free and jubilant to be here.
The roller coaster ride up to this stage was actually incredible;
To experience all the stages of quitting was a journey full of surprises which I hope I will never,ever have to do again
Denial,Anger,Bargaining,Depression, Acceptance and at last Complacency:
The last stage is that wonderful time where I realized how lovely life is without smoking and that I don't need a cigarette to be happy or able.
All the happiness in the world is here and has been for the 38 years. I just did not recognize it because I depended on a Cigarette to be happy.
Happiness is easy breathing, fresh air, the smell of the earth, the taste of food and fruits, the love of my family, the support on this wonderful forum.
Surely this battle is won but the "WAR" is far from over and I will have to be on full alert for the rest of my smoke free life......