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Tomorrow is the day   Introductions/Newcomers Nook

Started 11/10/19 by StaceyHare; 1228 views.
StaceyHare

From: StaceyHare

11/13/19

So day 3. Wow only day three feels like it should have been a lot longer. I’m sure it is different for everyone, but when did you start to feel “normal” ie not wanting to scream?

StaceyHare

From: StaceyHare

11/13/19

A lot of deep breathing. When did you start to feel “normal” ie not wanting to scream  

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

11/13/19

Hi Stacey,

YAY!! 
The first three days was getting rid of that nicotine!  After that, you will be working on undoing your memory of smoking, which is really where the Journey comes in.
 

Your normal was as a smoker.  You will now have a new normal.  Take it one day at time.  You will have good days and bad days.  Just know there are several of us in this with you.

MarkOU812

From: MarkOU812

11/13/19

Yeah while your going thru it it seems like forever. However, I just hit a month and think, wow already. Minutes to hours to days to weeks..... you'll get there. Keep the faith

Belinda2019

From: Belinda2019

11/13/19

I’m still having moments, 4 weeks in. The receptors are shutting down, and they will kick you as they go....

Hang in there, truly the very worst is behind you, in the constancy of it all. Try and tell yourself ‘for today I will not smoke’ and remember how awful it was when you did. Deep breaths and NOPE - we’re all on your side xx

Tjs1599

From: Tjs1599

11/14/19

Thank you SusanK...I am 2 weeks quit and I had been struggling to understand the urges that come over me.  Your phrase of "undoing your memory of smoking" hit right where I needed it.  Felt a urge and just said to myself .... another step to undoing the memories.  Thank you so much.  I got this now with that thought guiding me.

Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)

11/15/19

My first couple of weeks were tough, got better by a month and this last month MUCH better.  Still have the occasional meltdown, but for the most part I am getting back to normal.  Hang in there, it does get better.   

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