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First day

Posted in Getting started 07 Sep 2019

Hi everyone

Today is my quit day. I am 50 years old and waiting on test results to see if I have Lymphoma. I am so mad at myself that I took up smoking again at 45 after 5 years smoke free. Whatever my results I know without a doubt that no treatment will be successful if I’m still smoking. I am feeling ok today ... I have a patch on today but I think I’m ready with or without it.

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  • Happiness September 07, 2019 | 17:58
    Hi Ginger . Ironically enough, i never thought that i could quit smoking but tried to benefit my health. I found a ginger and turmeric lung concoction (simple) which sounds intimidating, and believed it had some affect because i woke one morning and put off that first cigarette...... and here I am today after more than 200 days. I don't know exactly because i really don't count days... I knew that I was a non smoker after the first 72 hours smoke free because that is what i WANTED. I realized how nicotine hijacked my life and ruled and didn't want that anymore. Change is simple when it is a change that you want. Anyone can quit smoking if they ChOOSE to. ...... nt I am not yelling. ..... but you do need to actually choose. Once you chose and accept it can be easy.
  • Happiness September 07, 2019 | 18:07
    I think that i sometimes get frustrated because quitting smoking CAN be easy, but that statement can frustrate others who DO truly believe that they understand and want to quit but still don't find it easy. I don't mean to underestimate you in any regard, but have to feel that there is some block. I can't further the rational as i didn't experience it. I can only try to convey my experience and how it was......
  • Nuts September 07, 2019 | 22:45
    Hi Ginger. You have quit before, so you know that you can do it . There is no point being mad at yourself , you cant change the past. Change your future instead. Your life will improve in so many ways, including your health, when you give up the smokes. Most of all, you must be serious about quitting. With the right mindset, it becomes so much easier. Good luck with your test results. Hang in there
  • Ginger123, Western NSW September 09, 2019 | 19:51
    Thanks for the words of support. I am nearing the end of day 3. I’m a bit angry and tired but am not going back to smoking. It’s like a veil has lifted and I actually know smoking could kill me. Still waiting in results of my tests.

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