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It will be 4 years smoke free for me on the 2nd June this year. I have saved $13,192.00. I've spent it all of course :) It was the first time I had ever tried to quit and I was determined to be free. I used Champix and stayed on it as long as I could so that i had every chance of succeeding. I tolerated it really well with no adverse effects and 4 years later I'm still smoke free! I feel really g...
2 years and 18 days smoke free. Feeling a lot better these days. I hardly think of it anymore. At first I really struggled but i'm going good now.
Good luck everyone, its really worth it in the end.
651 days smoke free. I feel less and less like having a cigarette now. It's finally sunk in.
Its 500 and something days smoke free. My profile picture is crocheting I did when I was first giving up and still really struggling. Anyway I put it in our local show and I won First Prize and Champion of Champions! I was so thrilled. It was my reward for getting away from cigarettes and all the suffering involved with getting off them.
Anyway if I can do it anyone can. I loved them so much and...
Its been 468 days of non smoking for me. And I can finally say that I am enjoying being a non smoker. I went into the quit process kicking and screaming against it but once I started my stubborness kept me off the cigarettes. I took up crocheting again to help keep my hands and mind busy and I have three blankets to put into the Show this year. It really helps your brain to count stitches and dis...
430 days smoke free so I am still a non-smoker. I really felt like racing out to buy a packet of cigarettes last week. Luckily the new ad campaign started which has stepped up to a new level of grossness and made me stop. Smoking causes mutations and mutations are the start of cancer. Ewwwwww.
It has now been 1 year for me smoke free. I am really feeling better now. It was really hard going for quite some time but I don't think about smoking much at all now. At first it was all I was focussed on because for all my adult life my brain would always remind me when it was time for a cigarette so it did take the year to retrain my brain.
So the old cliché of, If I can do it anyone can, is ...
I'm smoke free 297 days. I'm still hanging for a cigarette everyday. I think, "that's it! I'm going to buy a packet of cigarettes when I get home"! by the time I finish arguing with myself the shop is closed. That is an advantage of living in a small town. Also on the upside I can dob my brother in for smoking to Mum like he did when we were kids. Ha Ha, sucked in. Mum goes boiling out the back t...
Today its been 208 days since I started to give up. I'm dying for a cigarette still. Constantly. I'm stubborn though and I won't go back. It wasn't my choice to give up, I had to so that has made it all the harder to do. Anyway I shall just persevere and take one day at a time and keep my hands busy which I did from day 1.
100 Days today. Feel good.
Its been 72 days for me so far. Last night I dreamt that I smoked a whole packet of cigarettes. So I opted for the 3rd Champix prescription as I am still in a danger zone. Last Sunday I thought damn it I'm going to the shop to buy a packet of cigarettes so I jumped in the car and drove to the shop. I walked in and saw all the food and thought...mmmmm food...... Got home again with food and forgot...
Day 50 today and only 7 days to go till work is smoke free. I'm so glad that I started early so I can keep it together when everyone else is falling apart. I am enjoying the freedom but at the same time still miss smoking. Anyway just keeping my hands and mind busy and constantly telling myself "now I can breathe".
Day 40 today without cigarettes.
I can breathe a whole lung full of oxygen. It feels great.
I could still turn around and smoke a packet of cigarettes but the Champix stops me thank goodness. I still keep my hands busy with knitting etc, it helps me no end.
Day 24 today without a cigarette. I am on Champix and it is ok. No side affects but as giving up isn't my choice it makes it that harder. My workplace is going smoke free next month so I have to do this. I started smoking at high school with my best friend. 38 years later we are at the same work place and both have to give up together. How uncanny.
I started Champix 2 and a half weeks ago and had no side affects. I actually stopped smoking on Monday and I am now having dreams and feel a bit distressed. So its not the Champix that affects me its the nicotine withdrawals.
Quitline told me that the Champix gets the blame when its actually the withdrawals that cause the awful side affects and they were right.
I had more vivid nightmares on th...
I was 55 days smoke free. Everybody said "do you feel better"? I thought to myself, actually I feel very ordinary, not well at all.
I found out I had a fatty liver and the nicotine patches were poisoning me. You can't use patches if you have a sick liver. So I have Champix now and will be starting them on Sunday. Never give up giving up just a change of tactics.
For the first time I have been a non smoker in 38 years. I am really struggling and have had to keep my mind and hands busy. Its only been 5 days and counting.
I was tired all the time and tired of struggling to get a full breathe.
I bought the patches but my supporter had to grab me and slap a patch on me to make me start. So I have stuck with it for five days.
The mornings are the hardest I ...
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