Amazing it's going on 3 years and 8 months of being smoke free! After smoking as long as I did, I'm still thrilled each time I knock off another year! Unfortunately I've been dealing with some terrible news. It hasn't threatened my quit at all, but has strengthened it. A couple weeks ago my Mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given 3-6 months. I just don't know how to deal with this. She suffered a major stroke going on 11 years ago now (in a wheelchair and paralyzed on her left side) and cancer was the last thing any of us kids thought would take her. She's my strength and I don't know what I'll do without her.
So...advise I would give? Don't quit quitting. Hang in there and take it one day at a time. Your life is worth so much more than those cigarettes. Make no excuses why you can't quit today. The freedom is worth it. Smoking does nothing for you.