I Quit....

  1. Just want to let you know that if I'm a little *****ier than normal, it's because I quit smoking yesterday. Almost 24 hours and it's just about killing me....

    I know it's for the best, but dam it! I want to but I .....

    Kristy
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  2. 94 Comments

  3. by   Mkue


    Way to go kristi !! You will do great !
  4. by   RNforLongTime
    YAY! Good for you.l I quit 9 weeks ago! You can do it!
  5. by   Stargazer
    Yay, Kristy! We're all behind you, girl!
  6. by   emily_mom
    Lou,

    When does it get better? How many days will this consume my every thought? I took a nap today (can't think about it then) and I even dreamed about it....

    Kristy
  7. by   spineCNOR
    Good for you! Wishing you every success - I know that is a hard thing to do, but you're a strong woman!
  8. by   PennyLane
    Kristy--I've been there. It DOES get easier with time, just be patient. It won't be easy, but it's doable! The first 3 weeks are definitely the hardest. Then after the first 3 months I'd say it begins to slack off some. For me I had to stop drinking any alcohol for about 2 months, or else I would cave in right away and smoke. For other people it may be harder to give up the one in the car, or right after a meal.

    Maybe you could put a nickel or quarter into a bucket every time you normally would have had a cigarette, but didn't? I'm sure you'll rack up a lot of $$, then go out and buy yourself something nice.

    Oh, and not waking up hacking up a lung every day will be such a nice feeling!!!!
  9. by   Sleepyeyes
    you go, girl!!! You can do it!!
  10. by   sunnygirl272
    woot!
  11. by   adrienurse
    Good for you! Good luck in your struggle.
  12. by   JonRN
    You can do it K., we are all pulling for you. When my mom was about 65 she went cold turkey after smoking for over 50 years. She was able to do it because she was mentally very tough.
  13. by   hapeewendy
    yay!!!!!!!
    happy for ya
    ur gonna feel better for quitting I just know it!
    sure there will be days where u feel like you have chewed entirely too much nicorette gum ,or that you want to slather yourself in "the patch"
    but really ,its a smart thing to do to quit smoking...
    you can always count on us for support!
  14. by   RRMLPN
    You can do it!!! don't give up!

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