Today, July 24 2002 at 12:30 a.m., I smoked my LAST cigarette. I've been getting mentally geared up for about a week, and I'm finally ready. Hopefully, my wife will follow my lead and this will be a joint venture. We both gave up some other bad habits together, and I hope she will be with me on this journey also. I start ADN school in about three weeks, and I want to have any physical addiction eliminated before then. I know it will be tough, especially the first 3 to 5 days, but I really want to do this. There are so many advantages to quitting, and nothing good about continuing to smoke. I desire your prayers for I will be going through withdrawels for a few days. I've decided to quit,"Cold Turkey". This seems to be the preferred method, and has the best success rate according to most information that I have read on several web-sites. I have enjoyed meeting the nice people here, and would appreciate your continued support and prayers to help me defeat this terrible habit. I don't plan on failing, because that word is not in my vocabulary. Wish me luck my people. Take care and be cool. PEACE. Darby Williams
Jul 24, '02
Darby..... congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I quit smoking cold turkey 6 months ago..... It was not the 1st time.. each time I wanted to have a child. I would quit, have the baby, nurse them and as soon as they were weaned off.. I was right back... this last time. I was smoking in hiding......of course my hubby knew.... I just didn't want the kids to see me... so I spent a lot of time int he garage "doing the laundry" lol
Anyhow..... it was very difficult...but I got through..... drinking lots and lots of water really helped believe or not.
Yes I do miss it terribly... especially times that I am totally stressed, like right now with these short summer semesters..... But I do feel healthier without them... I can breath! With God's help I hope to never go back again!
Good Luck and keep us posted!
Last edit by Beach_RN on Jul 24, '02