Hi everyone, I have emerged from the dark December days(which I hate) I think my last name should've been Scrooge!! Anyway, still going strong and I can now say I stopped smoking early last year, something like 263 days. Anyway, for all the new ones stopping smoking it is hard - but well worth it. I hate it when folk say if I can stop - anyone can. It is entirely - in my mind - you will do it when you are ready. I stopped a month before I got diagnosed with Lung Cancer. Despite the disease, it didn't make me want to start again, and I am still glad I'm smoke free. I have a scan on Mon 13th to see if all the chemo and radiotherapy has worked. It has been a long and arduous journey, and it isn't over yet. Lung Cancer is usually symptomless until it has grown to a larger size. So keep at it and don't even have a puff of a ciggy. It usually used to set me off again on the many times I had tried to stop. Anyway, I am feeling positive and by the end of next week I will know what the outcome will be.
It is so nice to come home and not have the smell of stale smoke lurking on everything - so keep at it - I wished I had stopped sooner - but as I said - must not have been ready!