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Why not today ?   Introductions/Newcomers Nook

Started 11/8/19 by candrew; 679 views.
ModDee

From: ModDee

11/9/19

Hello Andrew,

Welcome to the forum. Thanks for sharing your cessation journey with us. Truth is quite a few of us have been where you are now; a place where most of us long term smokers (32 years for me) arrive; intellectually understanding the need to quit smoking but almost paralyzed with the fear of quitting or not being able to quit.  Eventually, we reach crossroads where we have to choose. Continue to hang out with us reading and educating yourself with the real-life stores of people who have managed to put this addiction behind them. You will find many stories similar to yours that will inspire you as you plan for your permanent quit in January. You may have already read the articles below but a re-read is always beneficial. I've also included my own quit story.

We are here to support you in any way we can.  You can do this.

(((Hugs)))

  • Edited November 9, 2019 2:30 pm  by  ModDee
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candrew

From: candrew

11/9/19

Thanks for your  response Dee. It is great to know that there are others that are going through what I am and can share on this forum.  I  believe that with an iron-clad commitment to quit that I will be successful this time. I will continue to define what I call the "back end"  of my quitting  experience. Withdrawal or the "front" end is the easiest part for me. The back end is where all the difficult stuff is. Cravings,  triggers, head games of every kind . Those of  you who have any period of abstinence know exactly what I am talking about. 

Wow! I am so happy that I found this forum. Thought I would have to go it alone.

Anyone who has licked any addiction knows that we need more that our own resolve to quit and stay quit! Get as much love and support you can find. I believe this is what will I will need to make it. 

Good day,

candrew 11-9-2019

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Jonny84

From: Jonny84

11/9/19

I am afraid of quitting. How am I going to survive without my beloved cigarettes? I really do covet them greatly and can't imagine doing without them. Health wise I am doing better each day sisnce almost dying in Life Support. This is why I need to get rid of this disgusting habit (addiction). Now is my chance.

 

THAT WAS MY EXACT FEELING!!!!!!!!!!!!   I am 15 days into QUITTING -- I'll tell ya - I can breathe sooooo much better.  No constant dry mouth, hacking, sore throats. ect..  I can feel the air in my lungs.  I can take a deep breath without coughing.  Quitting is really hard - not going to sugar coat it - but it's worth it to me and it will be worth it to you too!!  When times get tough - cling to this forum.  It has saved me Many times!!

You can do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haajas75

From: Haajas75

11/9/19

I felt very similar and I'm only 2 weeks in after 26years of smoking....my biggest early success is telling myself if I want my cigarettes back I'll start smoking on my one year quitting anniversary (knowing by then no way in hell)

Neats (1146)

From: Neats (1146)

11/11/19

Hi Andrew,

Great post! We can all relate to your fear of a smokefree life. The fear is very real and scary but what makes many of us more petrified is the longterm effect of continuing to smoke. Do not be hard on yourself it's an horrible addiction and you have made a step in the right direction by posting on this forum. Do not give up hope on quitting, just stay with us and continue reading all the articles and stories here. 

I smoked for 36 years 40 or more cigarettes daily and I hated myself for it and like you tried everything and thought I would never stop. But in January 2016 something snapped inside. I had become so sick of my smoking lifestyle and I just  really wanted to be smoke free.  I smoked the remaining cigarettes in my pack then went cold turkey. I was very drowsy during that period and slept alot but managed to get through the detox with the help of this forum and constantly sips of ice cold water. 

You will know when your ready to give quitting another bash and when you do we are here to support you. 

candrew

From: candrew

11/11/19

Wow! How many benefits that you have realized in the short period of time you have been smoke-free,  I'd like to have what  you have. 15 days is incredible! 

Thanks for your reply. I think that I have found something that will truly help me in my efforts to finally quit. That is this forum and people like you who helping me strengthen my commitment to finally get rid of this beast.

We all live in fear for whatever is not working in our life. Tony Robbins, a famous motivational speaker,  was a proponent of the fire walk which we were asked to walk across a bed burning coals in bare feet Putting fear out of our minds and just simply doing it was his message

Thanks    Jonny       11/11/2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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