Someone nicely asked why I'm quitting smoking and for some reason I can't find it in the forum so if it's ok, I'll reply here
Basically my name is Ellie and I'm 31. Today (Monday) is day 5 of quitting (well it's been 4 days, 22 hours and 47 minutes, but whose counting)
For the last 9 years I've battling very bad mental health and smoking more than 20 a day to try de-stress. It had become a security blanket, and when I was in a psych hospital, one of the only ways to mark time and the only reason you get out of the building for just 5 minutes. I've been at home for 13 months which is a record for me.
Because of the medication I take my weight has ballooned to a level where surgery may be the only option. Only problem is, they won't even see me if I'm a smoker. I have to think, is my future less important than smoking?
The last reason might be a silly one, but my husband walked out on me while I was being detained under the mental health act. I couldn't be bothered fighting so he got everything. I mean I was left with a bag of clothes and the cat. He always used to joke that I'll never be able to stop smoking ever. So K, this nicotine patch is dedicated to you.
So that's me. Feel free to ask anything. I've got nothing to hide.
I look forward to being part of this community