I quit smoking Oct 31, 2017. Yes, I started smoking again after I lost my husband. It has not even been a week, but even with the grief I know I want to quit again. I have planned my quit date for November 19th. Two days after the 2nd 'Grumpy's celebration of life' event that is planned. Yes, my husband was known as Grumpy, he was also involved with AA and was due to get his 31yr sobriety chip on the 28th of this month, a meeting I will be attending.
I have a tattoo of the Grumpy character on my ankle so I know he will always be with me. I also have a 13" plush Grumpy doll that I have had for years packed in a box in the closet. I always told him I did not want to bring it out until he passed. Now I won't pull the doll out until I quit smoking. I told this to my roommate/best friend and he even mentioned he might quit smoking soon too.
I just wanted to thank everyone for the heartfelt condolences. I found this site over a year ago and with all of the love and support I have received as well as seen others get I would be crazy to leave.