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Quit 169 days ago
TEN days already and it has not been easy.  No smoking so far but I feel I am at the breaking point.  
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,198 days ago
    January 11 @ 6:05 am
    Rocket, please give the quit coaches a call, they'll be able to help you get through it.  They are very understanding and one on one will definitely help you in the long run.  The service is free and you have absolutely nothing to lose by reaching out.  Their number is 1-877-455-2233.  I really believe that you have the strength and tenacity to handle this.  It may take a little while but hang in there, you are in charge, not that horrible cigarette.  You can handle anything if you set your mind to it. Don't give up, much love, Lucille.
  • DianneE
    Quit 253 days ago
    January 11 @ 10:11 am
    Hi Rocket,
    Don't give up.  I know it's really hard at the very beginning, but the benefits are so worth it.  Everything that you are going through will quickly pass, and before you know it, you'll be over the hard part.  Trust me, we all remember the really tough times at the beginning.  Time passes by so quickly, and you really will get over this faster than what you think.  And I hate to say it, but going through the tough times now, will seem like a piece of cake if smoking catches up to your health, and you have to deal with any type of treatment.  Be patient, you really are close to the point where it will be easier.  
  • p
    Quit 221 days ago
    January 11 @ 3:25 pm
    hang in there.  I found the first 3 days very hard and the first week was hell week. I did not want to have to go through them again.  By the tenth day I know I still struggled but it does get easier.  I am 2 months smoke free yesterday.  I find at times I think  I'd really enjoy a smoke, but the temptation is nothing really.  It is so worth it.  
  • DianneE
    Quit 253 days ago
    January 11 @ 3:31 pm
    Hi Paddle,
    Way to go on two months.  You're so right about the first three days and week.  NEVER EVER want to go back there.  I'm glad you're finding it easier.  I think we're always going to have the temptation and that's why we can never have another puff, because it's just too easy to go back to our addiction.  And I'm so glad you're still on track.  
  • o
    Quit 168 days ago
    January 11 @ 5:44 pm
    you can do this! keep pushing, I got faith in you! 
  • L
    Quit 167 days ago
    January 11 @ 10:02 pm
    You can do this Rocket.  Remember the 4Ds!  Delay, Distract, Deep breaths, Drink water though a straw.  Give your quitcoach a call, they can help you get clear!  
    • Rocket48
      Quit 169 days ago
      January 14 @ 5:12 pm
      Thanks for the four D's, I wrote them down to remind me  to 'breath'.  
  • S
    Quit 242 days ago
    January 12 @ 7:59 am
    What we obtain easily, we esteem lightly.  That's Thomas Paine's saying, but I agree with him 100%.  When you look back how far you've come and how strong you are for denying yourself nicotine, you'll be pleased with yourself.  
    • Rocket48
      Quit 169 days ago
      January 14 @ 5:13 pm
      Agree with you and Thomas Paine.   Thanks for your support. 
  • j
    Quit 481 days ago
    January 12 @ 10:54 am
    Way to go Rocket48, it's not easy, but you're doing great!
  • S
    Quit 168 days ago
    January 12 @ 8:50 pm
    Hang in there!  This is a great time to take one day at a time. Today is my tenth day of smoke free. Remember to inhale and exhale.
  • Rocket48
    Quit 169 days ago
    January 14 @ 5:20 pm
    Went to the drug store today and did not even think of  buying cigarettes.   On the other hand, I bought  three different types of teas.  When I feel like having a smoke, I drink a tall glass of tea and the desire to smoke vanishes.  14 days already.    I switched from the 21mg patch to the 14mg patch.   So far, so good.   21mg kept me up at night - too much nicotine I presume.  I keep repeating myself but this forum helps me to stay QUIT. 
    • DianneE
      Quit 253 days ago
      January 14 @ 5:41 pm
      Wow, two weeks!  That's awesome and it passed by so quickly.  Sounds like you're doing great and getting through the tough parts.  Keep it up Rocket, it just gets easier from this point.  You'll still feel cravings, but it's easier to push aside the thoughts.  Congratulations!