Hosted by Denim50
This community is open to all who are recovering from nicotine addiction.
47563 messages in 1024 discussions
Latest 12:39 AM by Denim50
Latest 5/21/18 by Terry (abquitsmking)
Latest May-19 by Anne2020
Latest May-14 by Jerthie123
Latest May-3 by overdoze
Latest May-3 by overdoze
15095 messages in 793 discussions
Latest 11/16/19 by Denim50
Latest May-26 by scoobydoo19
2401 messages in 203 discussions
Latest 9/7/15 by ModDee
4038 messages in 289 discussions
Latest May-31 by Cocoa60
Latest May-9 by AnnieXS
41882 messages in 3559 discussions
Latest May-31 by Jatchat
Latest May-23 by Susan1206
Latest May-30 by JavaNY
Latest May-28 by Jerthie123
Latest May-24 by Anne2020
Latest May-17 by turtles
Latest May-7 by MarthaJC
104190 messages in 227 discussions
Latest 2/20/21 by Jatchat
Latest 3:13 AM by Cocoa60
Latest May-23 by Anne2020
Latest May-16 by Jerthie123
Latest May-9 by AnnieXS
Latest May-3 by Noni33
Latest May-2 by Denim50
61258 messages in 14 discussions
Latest 3:18 AM by Loreficent
Latest 3:17 AM by Loreficent
Latest May-31 by Loreficent
78 messages in 18 discussions
255 messages in 33 discussions
1070 messages in 66 discussions
150 messages in 74 discussions
9514 messages in 129 discussions
79 messages in 5 discussions
132 messages in 121 discussions
I’m sorry to hear the wicked voice won you over. I feel your disappointment, your weariness. There is no magic. It is really 99% mental perspiration. Your partner smokes because your partner HAS to smoke. That is what defines addiction.
I was just reading messages in the Sept string. You and your partner were both trying to quit then. It seems your partner got weary and gave up trying, yet you didn’t. You both don’t have to be in sync for you to do this.
You don’t have to be nicotine free yet, only smoke free.
Time to make this quit journey yours, totally and uniquely, Anthony “Jatchat” Turner’s journey! We are here to cheer! You are an inspiration!
Oh dear...I’m sure that just adds to your sense of anxiety and worry too!
Ok...well...We are here for you. It is so admirable how you come and share your experience and keep getting back on the horse and I hope you always will do that. You help us a lot too you know!
Hang strong today and I’ll check back on you later!!
I was using Step 2 patches but have gone back to step 1 + lozenge at times when I need it, though I have been using the gum, I can imagine life without cigarettes and it paints a rosy picture, I will have to hang onto this hope. I guess your right about my wife, what is going to turn her? The dentures are real I do need them I will save up for them after I get my orthotics fitted and new joggers. When I think of all the damage done to my body after 40 years of smoking I could cry, still we have to work with what we have. Thanks for your support.
I will try to keep faithful to my NOPE pledge today, and thanks for checking in today
Of course Anthony. Together we can do this. Slow and steady friend. Like Susan said...just keep the patch on. And don’t stop trying. One day something will click and you will be looking back at several months. Hopefully your wife will too.
Hi Anthony, I know that I can also fall at anytime, so I will not judge. The only advice I can offer is that I did find it easier to quit not using the will power alone..I read repeatedly again and again things that make sense to me, so that they penetrate my brain, to strengthen the understanding that cigarettes do absolutely nothing for us whatsoever. You have a challenging situation of living with a smoker who won't quit, but that should not discourage you. I am going to spend a few days with a friend who smokes and I will have to face that challenge because I will always have smokers around me even if not living in my house.
My aunt's husband quit 20 years before she did. She refused and had no desire to stop. Then finally she started being breathless when going up the stairs (she is a super active person) and went to see the doctor. He took and showed a her an Xray of her lungs. She came out of the Doctor's office and never smoked again. Try, try again. Its clear you really want it, so I bet you will finally succeed.
Thanks xvaper, renewing your mind I like that, I will read more about quitting, I have good genes both my parents lived into their 90's and dad smoked all his life until he was bed ridden. not that I want to go down that path. I keep reading over my reasons for quitting, and they make good sense at the time, still it's only 7 cigarettes over three days, but if I don't nip it in the bud now I never will, thanks for your support and congrats on the 60 days, great work
Progress report: 8 hours, 21 minutes and 49 seconds. 10 cigarettes not smoked, saving $13.45. Life saved: 50 minutes.
That's what I'm talking bout! 8 hours is just the beginning of this adventure! You know the first couple days is hard, but think, you get to sleep even more hours. That stuff adds up. Keep going, Anthony! Keep us updated.
Hi Anthony and any other August 2020 quitter.
It's the last day of the month. Later today this thread will move to it's new location under Quit Buddies Unite .