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Posted in Staying quit 18 Feb 2020

Day 108. $6000 saved. shopping has become my best friend lol down to 1/2 7mg patch every 48hrs. probably could go without it now, but i dont feel 100% comfortable just yet.

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  • softly40 , Mid North Coast February 19, 2020 | 8:45
    Congratulations dstfry123 looks like you will be having a holiday to remember, even though you are 108 days smoke free, you need to keep vigilant because getting ready for your trip is bound to be slightly stressful, deep breath a lot more than usual, and continue on with your own Mantra it seems to be working.

    You will relax more when you are away, but this is when you could let your guard down too. I say this because I relapsed a few years ago, whilst on holidays. You will also need to put down your next experience to save for so that your goals are to be continued. Keep close and once again congratulations it sure is a whole lot of money.
  • Lando , Hunter New England February 19, 2020 | 11:31
    Congratulations dstfry123! $6K is an amazing saving. Crikey, how did we ever think it was OK just to burn that kind of money?
  • Happiness February 20, 2020 | 13:13
    You are doing great just don't stay on nrt too long. Feel comfortable and confident. You have got this!
  • Nuts February 20, 2020 | 16:52
    Trust me. You dont need patches after 108 days. Try not putting one on and see how you go 🤔
  • PuffNoMore , Southern NSW February 22, 2020 | 0:19
    Hi dstfry. You are making your way through your Quit your way and have no doubt you know yourself best. If I'm not mistaken, you used to smoke 1mg ciggs before smoking herbal ciggs and used NRT as per the prescribed instructions.
    You've got your Mantra ( I have adopted it) I use it everyday. And You sound extremely determined, with a great mindset too!

    But without alarming you, In 2016 I loaded myself on alot of NRT in an aim to gradually decreasing my nicotine over the prescribed period (12 weeks).
    Well, I continued to use a little NRT in the form of 2mg gum twice a day and a nicotine inhaler one cartridge in the evening and I was still cigarette and smoke free after 123 days. At that point I went to a week long tennis tournament and was pretty much party time after play in the evenings( while still on a trickle of NRT) got offered a cigarette and I smoked it on day 125 and I was hooked again smoking 30 or more everyday after that.

    So be ready for party time on your cruise ship holiday.
    And I now believe I stayed on NRT for too long.
    That was my experience in 2016 and I just thought I'd share it.
    No matter the NRT or no NRT, A Quit can fail.
    Stay strong, we dont smoke.
  • dstfry123 , Hunter New England February 22, 2020 | 15:12
    Thankyou everyone. Ive gone 2 days without any patches. Doing ok.
  • dstfry123 , Hunter New England February 22, 2020 | 15:13
    a big issue too was everytime I seemed to disagree or raise my voice my hubby would say you got no patch on. I thought it might be the cause of my attitude.
  • dstfry123 , Hunter New England March 24, 2020 | 9:13
    day 143 - no patches - no holiday - stay well everyone xx

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