Some days are tougher than others

Blog Post created by tenistar25 on Jul 14, 2017

I had my last cigarette in June 4,2017, the night before I was to have surgery on my neck. My surgeon told me I needed to quit to better my odds of the fusion being successful. I have severe anxiety disorder so of course I knew I had no choice but to quit because I didn't want my surgery to fail.  So i quit cold turkey.I was told it takes 21 days to break a habit well that is a lie. It's been 40 days and I still crave cigarettes at least 20 times a day. But I haven't had one. Tonight my anxiety is keeping me from sleeping and usually I go outside and smoke but to night I found this website on a search engine and here I am typing instead of smoking. I refuse to let cigarettes beat me. I will say since quitting I haven't had as much stomach problems and my anxiety isn't near as bad. It's funny how anxiety makes you want to smoke but cigarette smoking makes anxiety worse. Being a single mother of 2 teenage girls will make you want to puff away but my girls have been begging me to quit for years and they are so proud of me and I must stay strong for them. But some people don't realize how hard it is. I smoked for 22 years. Hoping quitting will add 22 years back to my life.