My Quit date has arrived

  1. Well guys,
    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
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  2. 25 Comments

  3. by   Beach_RN
    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
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    darby, and congratulations!
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by b_matt
    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!
    brenda, and congratulations!
  6. by   Beach_RN
    Thanks Stephany! Tis appreciated!
  7. by   JAYNE :DANCE:
    GOOD JOB
    I quit smoking 4 yrs ago "cold turkey", and it was the best thing I could have ever done for myself.....now I did put on some weight, but my PCP told me extra wt was better than smoking.....
    So here I am still smoke free, a few pounds heavier, but so much more happier with my nicotine free life.
    You can do it, take 1 day at a time.
  8. by   Mkue
    Good Luck Darby !

    I know you can do it !



    Marie
  9. by   Robin61970
    Think of all of us cheering you on when it gets real bad..........Or scary....think of us all coming and whupping up on you(southern lingo,lol) if you start back up! Congrats to you........
  10. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    :chuckle :chuckle <--------- what Robin said!

    Good luck toyou Darby. It's gonna be hard, but it's gonna make you feel so much better! I really would encourage your wife to quit too. Hopefully she will at least be sensitive to your endeavor and not smoke around you.

    I quit cold turkey about 9 months ago. I still have cravings, but they get less and less.

    Holler if you need anything!

    Heather
  11. by   dianacs
    Way to go! I am behind you 100%!
  12. by   kelligrl
    good luck darby, I did the same 8 mos ago, it was tough, but it can be done!! hang in there!!
  13. by   RNConnieF

    Darby,
    You are too kewl. I quit 2 and 1/2 years ago. Find an online support group to help you and to give you some great education into the smoking addiction. Try Freedom From Tobacco, or Cold Trukey Quit. You have to get yourself a kewl quit meter too so that you can see every day how much you have not smoked and how much longer you will live now. Plus, if you have a quit meter you can do this with one key:
    Two years, six months, three weeks, 17 hours, 0 minutes and 21 seconds. 18674 cigarettes not smoked, saving $2,941.05. Life saved: 9 weeks, 1 day, 20 hours, 10 minutes.
    Connie
  14. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by jayne
    good job
    i quit smoking 4 yrs ago "cold turkey", and it was the best thing i could have ever done for myself.....now i did put on some weight, but my pcp told me extra wt was better than smoking.....
    so here i am still smoke free, a few pounds heavier, but so much more happier with my nicotine free life.
    you can do it, take 1 day at a time.
    jayne, congratulations!

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