Hi all, just thought I would update you all on my progress. what a mad couple of weeks its been but deffo worth it. at the beginning my motivation was money, health etc but now my main motivation is simply that I couldn't smoke ever as I don't think I would want to go through this again should I decide to quit again! I feel free of smoking now. I don't feel like it controls my day etc.
One of the best things I have found is that I took myself and my other half out for dinner and was able to pay for the whole meal and drinks with my no smoking money without having to touch my bank card - how amazing.
I have felt very run down, tired and sick all week having to go home early on Monday and slept all day and night. I associate every wee symptom with withdrawls and my body cleaning itself and ridding itself of toxins etc. but today I realised that on Sunday I changed the nicotine patch brand (same mg etc) as my usual one was sold out. I genuinely believe that this patch I am using at the moment is the reason I am feeling so terribly. Did anyone else find this? ever since sunday (when I bought them) I just havnt felt right.
I would deffo recommend anyone to quit. its weird even at my most hardest times I have NEVER thought "I would love a cigarette." I will never smoke again - and that is a lovely feeling. I am just riding the quitting wave and taking one day at a time but over all I feel very proud. it will be 3 weeks on Saturday and some (non smokers) may not think this is a long time but to me its so long and a great achievement!
I would notice an improvement in my smell. I feel this sicky feeling is masking the other benefits and once it goes I know ill feel more benefits!
Heres to us guys, for taking that step and hopefully living a longer and healthier life. This support group has really helped me as anytime ive been struggling ive posted on this and your feedback has been great and really helped me!