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Solo
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11/03/2013
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A small celebration

Posted in Hints and tips 28 Mar 2013
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Just thought I'd let you know that after 40yrs smoking 20+/day, and after numerous failed attempts to quit, I am one week smoke-free! Hooray...I know its still early days but I am feeling really positive despite the cravings coming upon me during the day. Its interesting, when I get a craving I imagine taking a cigarette and lighting it and the image does not appeal to me at all. Good! I'm using the mantra "don't need one, don't want one", and taking good note of the pluses - fingers no longer smell, sense of smell is stronger, the house smells fresh and airy, etc. I'm also sitting in front of the TV less and doing more.

Having go this far I'm really determined - I should be eight days free but I slipped on day 2 and had to start again. I was so disappointed in myself, I'm not going to let it happen again.

So here's wishing everyone well in battling the demon - and Happy, cig-free Easter to you all.

Solo

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  • Bill44, Central Coast March 29, 2013 | 10:13
    You can do it Solo, I was a heavy smoker for 53 years and today is day 290 without a single puff. If I can than you can too.
  • Enda March 29, 2013 | 18:13
    Guys

    I'm 47 days smoke free but I'm getting a bad wheezy chest- and shortness of breath for no reason--

    I'm really paranoid about what is going any advise
  • Enda March 29, 2013 | 18:14
    Guys

    I'm 47 days smoke free but I'm getting a bad wheezy chest- and shortness of breath for no reason--

    I'm really paranoid about what is going any advise
  • MargW, Hunter New England March 29, 2013 | 19:13
    You can do it, I too am enjoying the clean feeling. Not hiding my fingers because of stains is freedom in itself.
  • Solo March 29, 2013 | 21:03
    Thanks Bill44 and MargW for your support, I know its going to be hard but take it a day at a time and consider each one smoke free is an achievement. I look forward to reaching your 290 days Bill!
    Enda if you are reading this I think you should see your Dr - it sounds like asthma to me and if so an inhaler can help relieve your symptoms but you need to get a prescription first I think.

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