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Margaret Bailey
Quit 46 days ago
In hospital, for a few days, great time to quit. A little proud of myself, after more than 50 years of smoking. Want to stay not smoking once I go home. 
Last reply: June 3 @ 9:10 pm
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,588 days ago
    June 2 @ 6:34 pm
    Margaret,  so sorry to hear,  but as you say a great time to quit. Congratulations on your decision and proud of you as well.    Once you're home  it could take a few weeks to a month before you start to feel comfortable.   I'm not trying to burst your bubble only to prepare you for a most difficult time.  Please look into nicotine replacement products or prescriptions that may be beneficial to you.  You can also try cold turkey but this is a little tougher to do.   Drink plenty of water,  discuss your plans with the quit coaches  (It's Free) at 1-877-455-2233, ask them to help you formulate a plan.  Distract by keeping busy such as doing crosswords, puzzles of any kind, playing games on your I-pad etc., excercise by taking long walks during the day,  for cravings take deep breaths, count to ten and exhale and remember to relax by taking warm baths, listening to soothing music, or using  guided imagery where you imagine yourself in your favorite place doing the things you love only without cigarettes.  Rest if you must as quitting is hard work.   You can also read through previous posts to get more tips and helpful information.  Reach out to us anytime you need encouragement or support and we'll do our best to help.  Stay well and safe and welcome to the Quitnow family. Feel better,  Hugs, Lucille.
  • DianneE
    Quit 643 days ago
    June 3 @ 7:27 am
    Way to go Margaret!
    And as of tomorrow, one week, you are statistically 9 times more likely to succeed.  Use the 5 D's for cravings, delay, distract, deep breaths, drink water and discuss.  Post often, it helps staying close to the forum and knowing others are going through the same thing you are.  Welcome and good luck!
  • Jonah_E
    Quit 47 days ago
    June 3 @ 7:42 am
    Nice work Margaret! 6 days quit after 50 years of smoking. Well done!
  • L
    Quit 389 days ago
    June 3 @ 1:45 pm
    Everyone’s quit is different, Don. And personal. Thanks for keeping in touch with us as you continue in your way, cause you have many fans here! 💪
  • QuitCoach Linda
    Quit 5,644 days ago
    June 3 @ 9:10 pm
    Margaret, we are sorry to hear that you are in the hospital and we hope that you will feel better soon. Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your quit! You have put behind you 6 days smoke-free - that's wonderful! As you said, it's a great time to quit. You are doing something remarkable for your health...something to be really proud of. We are so thrilled for you. Please let us know how we can help you. Keep up the awesome work!