I have never posted on anything in my life but suddenly feel the need to share!!
I have hated smoking for ages, almost felt embarrassed standing in the que to buy my cigs. 31 days ago, I woke up, had a smoke and decided then and there that I wanted to be a non smoker(smoked for twenty two years). I woke my husband up and told him this news (he has never smoked). He said that he was waiting for this day. Signed up on he 12 week programme with my pharmacy and started on the patches the following day. It has been the hardest thing I have ever done, I have felt lonely, depressed (not me at all), tearful and obsessed! These feelings started after the first two weeks. I feel I am now coming out of this stage and am feeling alot more positive but still a bit short tempered. Five days ago I decided not to put a patch on and am currently at day five without a patch. I think I wanted to test myself because after the 12 week programme you should be off the patches. Have put on half a stone in weight, was just eating for the sake of it. Feel that has now gone so working extra hard at the gym not lol.
I am also dreaming every night - very weird in deed.
I think the one big thing that is helping me get through each day is the fact that if I have ONE cig then I would have to start again and I just couldn't put myself or my family through that again.
Good luck to you all xx