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South Western Sydney

Hangin' in

Posted in Staying quit 22 May 2012

It's been 65 days with a saving of just under one and a half grand. I should be on top of the World but it is really starting to hurt.

The last three weeks have been particulary bad for me - medications for extreme pain (injured at work two years ago), causing complications that put me in hospital for two weeks - one operation down one more to go. 

I know I'm whining and having a "poor bugger me" moment, but I could really go and get a pack and smoke them all, BUT that would be the end, I really couldn't face being a smoker again admiting that they control me - I also know that I'm strong enough to get through this depression and come out the other side.

Writing on this wall has some kind of theraputic effect which is giving me the strength to carry on, and reading other's journeys really does help. Thanks to the guys and girls that keep this web page running

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  • Super Sal May 23, 2012 | 16:18
    Good luck with your staying quit. Hope you are feeling better and happier not being a smoker still
  • lucifer, Central Coast May 23, 2012 | 19:17
    stay stronger and win think of it as a life challeng which is exactly what it is ,think of them morning waking up and couging your guts out ,flem ,lack of taste ,the stench of the smoke on your clothes who wants to ever pick up smokes again I surly wont and brother you dont want them either
  • MickeyJ, Southern NSW May 24, 2012 | 8:13
    Sorry to hear about your difficulties, but well done for overcoming the temptation and staying on track. it takes a lot of strength to do that. You might also be going through that period around the 50 to 60 day mark where the temptation does kick in fairly strongly for a lot of people. But what you're doing in quitting is avoiding further health problems down the track, so if you don't like operations and medications, quitting the fags must be one of the best things you can do for yourself!
  • shell-bie, South Western Sydney May 24, 2012 | 18:42
    Yep I was really tested around the day 50 - 60 mark, just hang in there, you can do it!!

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