10 months Free!

10 months Free!

Hi everyone! ~ I'm 68 and live in Cornwall, UK. I have followed this support group right through my journey and now after 10 months, I can honestly say after many years, I'm a non-smoker. I had my last cigarette on November 2nd at 8.30am ~ I remember it clearly as it was such a milestone in my life. I had just run out of cigs and thought I'd need to get some more..However, I made the decision then to end this addiction & as I was about to move to a new home, decided that I didn't want to have a home which always smelt of stale tobacco. My husband died 3 years ago and my smoking initially got out of control, particularly as I was left in a dreadful financial mess. I did and still do occasionally use an E-Cigarette which definitely helped. If I found I was too edgy, I sat and read a book for half an hour until the craving stopped. In all honesty, I have found it much easier than I could have believed after 50 years of addiction. I'm a singer and my voice has improved so much. The smell of smoke from other people turns my stomach now ~ I had no idea I was one of those! Yes, I had some weight gain, but am now addressing that. I know I'd rather be a bit overweight than a smoker. If I can do it with all the problems I've had over the past 3 years, anyone can ~ Believe me. I have more cash now, feel brilliant. It's as if I've been reborn! :)

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  • Congratulations on your 10 months quit Mrsmuddle :) :) That is a brilliant achievement.

    Enjoy your freedom from the addiction of cigarettes as you have worked hard to get to where you are today.

    I am so very proud of you and thank you so much for sharing your story as i am sure many will be inspired :) :) xx


  • Thankyou glolin ~ I really hope my story will help others ~ Supporting each other is so important x :) x

  • Congrats to you! What an inspiration you are...thank you for sharing your story. You are a beautiful woman and must be so enjoying your "new you"! πŸ˜€

  • I certainly do! I wasn't aware just how much difference it would make ~ but I do now! xx

  • Thank you for sharing your story Mrsmuddle love your name 😊 huge congrats on 10mths quit especially after what you have been through and also being a smoker for half a century πŸ‘πŸ‘ your story will certainly help alot of us members continue our journey and hopefully get some starting theirs πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

  • Thanks ~ When you say "Half a Century", that really brings home to me how much of an achievement this is ~ I remember adding up the amount of money I'd saved after my 4 months quit and it was not far off Β£1,000 ~ Now after 10 months, (although I've stopped counting) it's more around a whopping Β£2,400 ~ Just goes to show . . . . . . x :) x

  • Well done! You should now proudly change your name from MrsMuddle to Mrs Cuddle. You look sensational and it's clearly from the absence of those nasty chemicals. Quitting has a direct benefits to skin tone and complexion. Look at ya, you belie your age.

    You need to sing from the rooftops. This is a massive achievement. xx

  • Thanks Feelgreat26 ~ for your kind words and compliments. I certainly feel like singing from the rooftops! xxx :) xxx

  • Hi Mrsmuddle, Looking lovely in your photo😊 Well done on 10 months quit, what a Fantastic Achievement😊 Proud if you. You sound so positive and are reaping the benefits. Thanks for sharing

    Take care

    Maddy 😊

  • Thanks Maddy, I've followed this site & thought it was about time I posted my story. Like many, I've had an awful lot of anguish since my Husband ~ a heavy smoker, passed away almost 3 years ago, just 4 months after diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer, which according to the consultant, the smoking was a contributory factor. xxx

  • So sorry about your husband, you have done so well , through such a difficult time , he would be so proud of you. Thanks for posting your story and inspiration to us all. Stay strong and remember we are always here for you 😘 X

    Take care

    Maddy πŸ˜„

  • <3 xxx <3

  • That's supposed to be Hearts! ;)

  • Wow, you look amazing and thankyou for your inspirational postπŸ‘πŸΌ

    Congratulations lovely ladyπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰

    Delighted you're enjoying the benefits and I take my hat off to you for this wonderful achievement πŸ‘’

    Well doneπŸš­πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜Š

  • Thank you so much! x :) x

  • fabulous Mrsmuddle and you look fabulous too if you dont mind me saying

    the stench of fags is putrid isnt it

    I'm singin for ya ....tra _La-Laaaaaaaa

    way to go


  • Thank you! Let's all sing together! Tra-La-La! xx :) xx

  • Morning Mrs M...you are truly an inspiration to all! Since quitting I've joined a choir to help with my breathing and it's a wonderful feeling to be able to belt out a bit of Adele! She's got no worries though...my version of Hello is just that, my version!! Sending you much love, Poll X

  • Thank you Polly-PV ~ and great you are 16 months along the 'journey' to good health! It's a great idea to join a choir ~ any singing or activity with music (learning a wind or brass instrument) is most beneficial to improve breathing. I was my late Husband's Big Band singer, but now I sing with a jazz choir and two other choral groups ~ Certainly keeps me busy! xxx

  • Well done Mrs. MuddleπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ You look like you're glowing with health πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»

  • I'm feeling pretty good again ~ Thank you! x :) x

  • Ya it's sure been quite the journey ! The people on this site are just fabulous, supportive and made my quit fun😊 I'm really glad you came on site with a post and photographπŸ‘πŸ» You're helping so many people looking in- Thankyou xxx

  • Well done. :) keep up the good work

  • Did u ever feel plain sick been 10 mths and im.sick as dog

  • Yes I did Sissy9371, I expected to be coughing a lot, but that wasn't too bad. However, I often vomited after a meal ~ sometimes a couple times a week in the first 6 months. There was no apparent reason, so Dr put it down to my body getting rid of the junk toxins. Lemon juice in warm water to drink is good and pineapple too helped me. It has settled down now ~ just once in the last three months. I also had bleeding gums ~ again my dentist reassured me it was quite normal. Everyone gets different withdrawal symptoms (some more than others) and they do pass. I reckon this is my body working properly after 50 years of smoking! Certainly worth going through these little problems to feel so much better, smell nicer and have more cash in my bank! Keep going ~ as I said, everything passes. Check out with your Dr who will pleased to give you extra support. xxxx

  • PS ~ I was sick just a week ago ~ after cooking myself a lovely meal too (such a waste!) xx

  • I wished my doctor would give me extra support .. she doesnt do that at all .. my lung does..but she to the point now cause i call and ask.question she dont call me back no more .. so im trying to get advise from other people ... thank you so much did u ever clogged in your head

  • I did ~ bit gradually that improved too. I suggest you see another Dr or maybe someone who is more helpful x

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