I am going to try this again. I thought I made my first post in here day before yesterday but I have never seen it on here. Today is 2 weeks free from nicotine for me! I can hardly believe it. I have tried to quit so many times in the past. I have tried Zyban and NRT and of course had no success. I did quit once for 2 years when I was in my 20's. I was going through some difficult times and thought "just one won't hurt". WRONG! I still remember how quickly I wanted another after that first one.
I have so many reasons to remain free from nicotine. I have asthma and severe allergies and of course smoking makes them worse. I have been coughing all the time. I even wake up at night with coughing spells. Since I quit 2 weeks ago I have managed a few nights without coughing at all and on the occasions that I do it is not as bad as it was just a few weeks ago. Hopefully that will soon be a thing of the past. I lost my mother 6 years ago to cardiac arrest. Mom was a very heavy smoker. She went out to her car, got in, and her heart stopped.. She was only 68 years old. Her mother has out lived all her children (all of them smoked) and is still kicking at the age of 96. My young grandson is begging me to stop smoking. He tells me that he doesn't want me to die. Maybe my grandson is smarter than I am.
I am so grateful that I found whyquit.com. The information has been so very helpful. I love the idea of "One day at a time". I can do that. I have been recovering one day at a time for 8 years from another addiction. I needed to know that withdrawal really only lasts 72 hours and then it's a mind thing. I know that I can get through thoughts of smoking just like I get throught the occasional thoughts of other things. It is possible! I know it is. Reading stories from all of you who have done it have given my the determination to stay strong. To be honest these past 2 weeks really haven't been as bad as I thought they would be. My mind has always made things bigger than they really are. I know there will be days that will be difficult but I have all of you to turn to when the going gets rough. Thanks to all of you for being there for me. Although this is my first post you have already been so much help to me.
I have been quit for 2 Weeks, 13 hours, 9 minutes and 29 seconds (14 days). I have saved $68.37 by not smoking 581 cigarettes. I have saved 2 Days and 25 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 03/28/2006 6:00 AM