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Congratulations on your new forum home. You have a great bunch of fellow July quitters and I am glad to be quitting with all of you. Best of luck and I hope you collectively share your strength with each other to battle this addiction.
I am sorry to hear about the back surgery, but at least you don't have to fret about "what will you do in the hospital or surgery center without being able to smoke?"
We are doing this!!
Sorry to hear that you need surgery on your back, trust that the surgery goes well, and that you have a swift recovery.
The new home is great, I just scraped in quitting on the 31st, the champix must be working well already because I have not experienced major cravings yet, but I am not even through the first day so deep breaths.
Guard your precious quit
Hi Anthony and Patty and all July quitters! Welcome to your new home and know we're all around you cheering you on and reaching out with all the support and education available. Here's to all of us and our successes one day at a time!
Quit 1 June 2018
2 Months quit wow eight whole weeks and then some, you must feel proud of your achievements.
I find it weird how my urges come and go. The weirdest things remind me of cigarettes. Its weird to think ill never smoke again in my life, i can't even say i won't because that might not be true. I hope it is and I know it'll be hard to turn them down if someone offers. My co workers are all really helpful in not letting me come outside and watching me if i do go outside so i dont smoke.
This forum is pretty awesome. Lets me know I'm not the only one!
Best of luck on your upcoming surgery. Hope your recovery goes well and you get pain free. I have had two back surgeries and am glad I had them. Ruptured disks don’t really heal on their own. You should be just fine with your quit going into surgery and will definitely heal faster as a non smoker.
Hi Dwight and rest of the July group! Welcome to your new home. You have a great, strong group. Congratulations to you all!
Sadness vs Cravings
I find it interesting that one of the emotions I feel after my quit is momentary sadness. This usually comes after several hours of strenuous yard work when I decide to take a break. In the past, these breaks consisted of filling my pipe and enjoying several nice puffs. Now, I take the break but with no pipe and it feels a bit sad at first. Kind of stupid isn’t it? My body needs a much needed break - it needs water and a protein snack but before the quit what it got first was smoke (tar, nicotine etc). Thankfully the sadness passes and I take the tasty Nicorette lozenge and within a few minutes the sadness passes. How totally bizarre!
I feel kind of...bored. Might be the wrong term. Kind of like im missing something. Its very weird. And like I said the strangest things make me want to smoke. Like watching certain tv shows or playing certain games or reading. Its very strange.
Probably just a game my mind is playing
I’m so excited to have our new buddy thread! It feels like we’ve accomplished something- made it though the month of July without smoking. I certainly couldn’t have done it without your guidance and knowledge. You have truly been a lifesaver. Even when you were speaking to someone else, I always gleaned information that helped me in my own quit.
So, many thanks to you!