Well I've done it, and I'm just so so proud of myself, I've survived week one and the first of a life long journey, and as you all are aware that we can't even have one cigarette as it will quickly become our habit again , so congratulations to all who have made their 1st day, 1st week you're 1st post and the real soldiers who have been quit for ages, we have started and done this journey together and with out our "I can quit community " I think a lot of us would have returned to our addiction, I don't think that I'm alone but I have found great peace and support from all who have posted and replied to our posts.
So I am so happy for how long I have gone without having a cigarette, I have had a few days of really persist cravings, but I was able to evert myself from caving from posting and reading as well as ( when it's super uber bad ) I rang the quit line, my triggers were shopping, it's when I bought them , and after dinner, but it's getting better each day, also I would like to say a huge thank you to my supportive husband, his support has been paramount to my journey, and also one other very special person , who has been the most important support person this community has and that is " IC "you're advice , life experiences , you're compassion and support has made our quit journey just that much more enjoyable than doing it alone.
I rang my mother up the other day and told her how I've quit smoking ( she was a smoker too but was forced to quit , and she can't get herself cigarettes because she's wheelchair bound and my dad would not buy her any ) and I should've been ready for her reply as it was so negative and extremely difficult for me to listen too, at first she didn't believe me that I had quit and then she said that I'll start smoking again, I got really upset by this negativity and no respect for my feelings, and not one shred of support all because she was forced and really had no choice in it , she is out to be as negative as she could possibly be, down right nasty, but I've taken this negativity and turned it into a positive, because I said to her that I don't and will not walk in her foot steps no longer, I will not be like mum and dad with both having severe emphysema from smoking, dad had bladder cancer ( removed and has a bag to collect urine ) mum has severe ulceration on both legs and is getting to the point of amputation , and both of them have both lost all their teeth, all from smoking, so that is one of the biggest motivations for me quitting as I don't want to have a life like theirs all from smoking, if I continued on smoking I would turn out just like them .
So from the beginning of my journey I thought it was all about the cig , but it's a whole new meaning, it's a journey that is about discovery about what makes you who you really are, what triggers you and most importantly the respect that you have found for yourself and that you don't want to harm yourself no more , and how strong your will is to do the right thing to yourself and being honest, thank you all so much for the support on my journey, keep smiling and laughing , and keep strong, muwwwa xxxoo 💋🐾😀😜
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