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Welcome January 2018 Ex Smokers   Introductions/Newcomers Nook

Started 12/27/17 by ModSue (VentasSue); 195446 views. (Closed)(Closed to new replies)
Bev_1977

From: Bev_1977

2/2/18

Sue,

My last relapse was the shortest relapse I have ever had. Something was different. My relationship to them changed. I crave, but it's for nicotine, like the gum, not for smoke. I get that feeling in my chest, but I know that inhaling smoke won't cure it. 

My boyfriend and I are watching the super bowl here at my apartment on Sunday. Well, he will be watching it and I will be sitting next to him reading my book. I hate sports, but I am interested on the commercials that will be playing.

We got hit with some cold weather and we also got a little snow last night and this morning. It was so cold this morning, my boyfriend couldn't even finish his cigarette. I was appreciating my quit at that moment. I never smoked in my apartment. We have smoked in his, but since I started this most recent quit, he stopped smoking in his apartment. He doesn't even smoke in it when I'm not there.

In a few minutes I am leaving. I have to pick my bf up, run him on some errands, drop my son off at a bowling party, then go to my dad's for taxes. I won't be in here until tomorrow some time. Hope you have a good evening.

Bev

Quit January 17, 2018

Two weeks, two days, 5 hours, 39 minutes and 32 seconds. 487 cigarettes not smoked, saving $48.71. Life saved: 1 day, 16 hours, 35 minutes.

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SueP (josep2001)

From: SueP (josep2001)

2/2/18

Bev,

Sounds like you have a busy evening planned.

I will not be watching the bowl game either - never was in to football. We also plan on going to great nephew's basket ball game - he will be 10 in a couple months but spends most of his time with adults at pro foot ball games.

Have a good evening....sue quit 3/17/2016

Hi Sue, It was more than just a puff I think I smoked abut ten cigarettes, so it was a definite relapse not just a slip Anyway I take full responsibility for my actions I become option blind when I'm under stress I could see no other wa out. Back on the quit again after two cigarettes this morning.

Thanks for your support Sue

Have a great smoke free day

Kind regards

Anthony

3 hours, 41 minutes and 58 seconds. 5 cigarettes not smoked, saving $3.89. Life saved: 25 minutes.

Thanks Mustquit

We will carry on

Have a great smoke free day

kind regards

Anthony

Dear Sue,

My policy is one puff a slip one cigarette a relapse, I have not read the articles posted but to me If you repeatedly draw on a cigarette that's intentional and requires the conscious will and thus constitutes relapse.

Kind regards

Anthony

I hope so Bev

Kind regards

Anthony

SueP (josep2001)

From: SueP (josep2001)

2/2/18

Hi Anthony,

Yes I would have to agree with you that it was a relapse that you experienced. But glad to see you are back on a quit  again.

So now I guess you will be in the February group.

Hope you can make it this time - you sure are trying.

sue quit 3/17/2016

SueP (josep2001)

From: SueP (josep2001)

2/2/18

Makes sense Anthony

Have a good smoke free day/night....sue quit 3/17/2016

CeliaB

From: CeliaB

2/2/18

Bev,

Taking a nap when your nicotine craving became intense was a great idea. I used to do that a lot. I'm glad you're beginning to even out now on the 21 mg. patch. blush

I do have a question. Why only use the 21 mg. strength for two weeks before stepping down? I know your neighbor gave you the patches (and I am the first person in line for free stuff), but I hate to see you jeopardize your quit by stepping down too early.

Just a thought.

  • Edited February 3, 2018 12:57 am  by  CeliaB
CeliaB

From: CeliaB

2/2/18

Hi Sandoster!

Welcome to the Forum, and CONGRATULATIONS on already having over one week of freedom from cigarettes. That's awesome. You are definitely right when you say that this is a place where others understand what it's like to quit smoking. I quit in July, and I couldn't have done it without the support of this Forum.

Have a great smoke-free day/evening.

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