Today is day 6 of my quitting after 30 years of smoking. I am 49 and tired of it. Tired of worrying when it will kill me and wondering how it will kill me. I am on the patch 21 mg. Today was so hard. I craved from morning until now. I worked all week my first 5 days and today I was home and it was hard to be home where I always smoke. All of a sudden I just started crying so much and was so sad and had no desire to participate in the world whatsoever.
I had bronchitis for a couple weeks and was so sick and still trying to smoke and coughed and coughed until I would almost vomit. Finally my 15 year old daughter took my cigarettes and I didn't fight her. I put a patch on and said this is ridiculous. But it's hard today. So I decided to try to read up on quitting to keep myself motivated and found this site. I'm not sure what I'm doing or how this works but I have been reading a lot of other peoples stories and want to say thank you for sharing. I hope I can be as strong as you and I hope if there's anyone who quit around the same time as me, maybe we could do this together? It's kind of cool because I ended up quitting on Mother's Day! What a great gift to my mom, my kids and of course myself. I just hope I can keep it up.
Thank you for reading. Nice to meet any of you who read this!