My name is Tatia and I quit on 31 August, 2011 at midnight. I've now made it two weeks! I am so proud of myself and am feeling so much better. I was a pack+ a day smoker for the last 25 years and started when I was a rebellious teenager at 13. Two weeks ago, I woke up coughing and hacking like usual and decided to not smoke for the first 20 minutes, then I decided not to smoke for the next 20 minutes and so on. Pretty soon, I had gone a couple of days and I could take a deep breath again, something I hadn't been able to do for so long, I had forgotten what a deep breath felt like! I couldn't sleep for a couple of nights and one night, I actually woke myself up because I could breathe without struggling. I have 4 kids and want to be able to be active without being constantly out of breath.
One of my major struggles is that my husband still smokes and has been mad at me because I quit. He thinks it makes him look bad, etc. This means that I have no adult support for my quit since I have no friends here and all my other out-of-state friends smoke. My kids have been great though and my daughter tells me how proud she is. I could use some advice on how to handle my husband. It seems we don't see each other now that I quit because I no longer hang out in the garage smoking with him and he doesn't stay in the house because he wants to smoke. This is all on top of the animosity I get when I discuss the way I'm feeling, etc. Oh well, long post for a newbie. Glad to be here!