Day 4

So, new here. Today is day 4, yesterday was he## today seems a bit better. I am using the patch, started on step 2 even though I was smoking a pack plus a day, looking to take the edge off. I will was treated for pneumonia last week and decided part way in enough is enough. I will be 49 on Sunday and this scared me enough to just say no. Still the breathing freaks me out, I'm sure some is my lungs healing but also some affects yet from the pneumonia. I also find the anxiety is crazy it makes me clench my jaw and that makes my neck and shoulders ache...I'm determined though and tell myself this to shall pass and in a few months, hopefully sooner, you will feel so much better

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  • Hi Kar and welcome to quit support😊

    Well done on your desision to quit and 4 days is great so well doneπŸ‘πŸΌ

    You're recovery from pneumonia is going to be much better now you've stopped smoking. It's early days yet so yes lots of healing going on. Anxiety is a very common side effect from quitting and if you try some of the breathing techniques it will help you to relax a little. I think we often wonder how on earth we'll cope without smoking but the patch is very good and will certainly help you. Each day you'll get a little stronger and it will get a little easier.

    Have a read of the pinned posts as lots of good reading there to help. We say NOPE not one puff ever🚭 Good luck and if ya need anything just shout😊

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday tomorrow and you've given yourself the best gift ever by quittingπŸš­πŸš­πŸš­πŸš­πŸ†—πŸ˜Š

  • Welcome Kar29 and congratulations on your quit...! You're similar to me in terms of your quit. I too started on step 2 and while the first week was hard it has got better since. I had a tooth extraction a few weeks ago and ended up with dry socket yet I was still smoking and I thought what on earth are you doing woman... and that was it... I decided to stop.

    Try and keep your reasons at the front of your mind and read the posts on here, they for sure have helped me especially during cravings :) Keep going 😊😘 x

  • A big welcome kar, to our Quit Support Family 😊 Glad your on the mend from your pneumonia, scary . You have made the best design for your health. Yeah its hard quitting for some , won't lie, it's a roller coaster with your emotions, and anxieties, but well worth it😊 And believe me it does get better. Your in the hardest days and weeks, but we are here to support you on your quit journey. Have a read of the pinned posts , some useful info on breathing exercises, craving busters and much more. Stay close to this site and shout out if you need help. You can do this, believe meπŸ˜„ Take one day at a time. We also award badges weekly, for your well earned quit, an incentive as you see the days turn into weeks then months😊

    Stay Strong , before you know it you will be through your first week good luck

    Maddy 😊

  • There you go your are a Winner 4 days πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Fantastic . Have a Fab Birthday on Sunday X πŸ˜„

  • Thanks for the welcomes. Today is definitely better than yesterday but then hubs is home with me. I didn't even think about smoking when I got up until I saw someone smoking on tv....guess I need to give up the morning news for a while...

  • Hi kar and welcome to quit support well done you've got to day 4 so stay strong and fight it cause it will get better and you are not far away from 1 wk so hang in there your doing great. Pneumonia no not pleasant I had this in December feels like your having to breath through a straw with the very little oxygen you can manage to get but this does also get better πŸ˜„ my biggest mistake was smoking again after that episode when I stopped cold turkey for 10 days. Wish I'd known about this site then and it is another reason why I am 100% quitting this time. Stay close and keep us posted on your quit journey πŸ˜„

  • I really hope you stay off the cigs pneumonia is a bad illness my mother passed away from that (don't mean to scare you) but now is your time to put the effort in and stay of them dirty things good luck wishing you all the best πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  • That's the spirit Kar-I'm hearing something so positive in your attitude towards the symptoms that are happening presently for you. They will pass. In the meantime stay close to the Quit Family, this is where miracles happen & Support is genuine. Here's to healing because; Together We Can!! ixx

  • I'm glad I found this place. I spent some time reading others posts etc...makes it easier knowing I'm not alone.

  • Hi ya Kar29, a big warm welcome to our quit support family :) :) and look at you, on day 4 already :) :)

    Now you've quit smoking, your body will recover faster from the pneumonia :) and hopefully back to your bright and cheerful self in no time :) :)

    I see you've had some great advice from our lovely members on here :) Yes, your body is going through a vast change at the moment :o so please give it time and be patient eh :) :)

    Kar, we are here to help you :) we are not here to tell you off or judge you in any way :o we just want to help you to quit :) sooooo, please feel free to rant & rave and if you need a bit of support, then you come a shouting eh :) cos your never alone on here :) :)

    A great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY for tomorrow :) :) and I hope you will get pampered like theres no tomorrow :) :) :) Hold your head up high and be PROUD of yourself and never forget, NOPE - Not One Puff Ever :) :)

    Hope to speak soon, Pete :)

  • Hi kar and a warm welcome to,quit support.

    happy Birthday for Sunday (already Sunday,here in Australia😜)

    The others have given you some great advice..

    We are here to support you the best we can, if you have any questions just ask away.

    In regards to anxiety - yes this is common..and more does pass..see it purely as your body cleansing πŸ‘πŸ‘

    All the very best of luck πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

  • Hi Kar and welcome to day 5 😊

    What a great quit you got going on😊 I too gave up with patches and started on 2nd step. Always carry a spare with you and use gum or mints etc as a back up if you need it. I used to take mine off 30 mins before bed to reduce the weird dreams....😩

    If your not doing it already then put your cig money in a jar. When you feel a bit better then use it to treat yourself to something... You'll be surprised at how much you save and how you ever afforded to smoke!!

    I wish you a full and speedy recovery and just carry on doing what your doing.... Being smoke free is the best thing EVER


  • Thanks.

    Day 5 started with feeling like I'm choking on phlegm...ugh!!!! Trying some things to clear the mucus, they helped yesterday so should today. Then we are going to brunch and perhaps some flower shopping. I haven't done any gardening this spring, was to sick the last few weeks. If my stamina holds I may do some planting today. Cravings were bad last night but I rose above them and am looking forward to today smoke free.

  • Hi Kar, welcome to quit support. I am also new here. So far I have found so much support here. Congrats on 4 daysπŸŽ‰. Keep it up, you can do it.

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