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Almost 3 months!!!!!!

nmacnnmac Posts: 112
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:01 AM in Stop Smoking
Looking for encouragement! Husband driving me crazy. Feeling cranky from pain and financial issues and work. Also, not smoking. So far pain and inflammation are the same as before. As the time since your last smoke increases did you feel less pain or inflammation? I know all the reasons I quit are good. I am hoping for some improvement in pain also. How are all the exssmokers doing with keeping away from the nasty habit? Take a deep breath and breathe the fresh air!
Severe DDD. Klippel Feil Deformity. Cervical Foraminatomy that turned into Lamy. I have tried so many treatments, therapy's and medications.


  • Hi; and congrats. Hang in there and dont give in to temptation.

    I'll be 6 months smoke free next week.
    And most times i dont miss smoking. Just the times the pressure is high and you feel you cant handle anymore thats when i want a smoke, but i just keep telling myself then i would have to start all over again.
    I dont wanna give up these 6 months of fighting a bad habit tho.

    I'll always be around to cheer on anyone who is quitting. It's not easy, but it's do-able.
    I know how you feel about the stress, just need to fight the urge, and if possible stay away from people who do smoke as much as possible.

    Very best of luck to ya.
  • I need someone to give be encouragement. Hubby never comments on my quitting. I used to hang out in the shop with him and smoke. I find that I had a habit of smoking out there so I quit going out there especially after work when I really want to smoke. Trying to lose weight also but that isn't going so well. Not gaining is fine I keep telling myself. I have quit several times since I started smoking at 15 and that was along time ago! I have gone a few years without but I always seem to find my way back to smoking. I want to make this time for good!
    Severe DDD. Klippel Feil Deformity. Cervical Foraminatomy that turned into Lamy. I have tried so many treatments, therapy's and medications.
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  • Nmac,

    It's much easier than you think. Believe me I was a smokers smoker - Marlboro reds for years. What you need is for someone to tell you how easy it is - because once you prepare mentally, it is in fact easy - much easier than I ever though.

    Once I convinced myself that I did not like to smoke and that I was only feeding an addiction, I started taking the steps to quit. I failed no less than 25 times over the course of a year.
    Admittedly I was still freaking out after cold - turkey and relapsed after 14 days of hell.

    Finally I said enough is enough. I got on NRT - Lozenges - and it made the physical part much, much easier. Once I started the NRT, I never looked back.

    I've been off of them over 1 year, but I'll tell you - If you quit, do not dance with the devil. I nearly had a relapse after thinking it was okay to smoke a couple.

    You will be amazed at how easy it is once your off. You'll also be very proud that you accomplished such a task. I can also promise you that you do not 'like to smoke'. If you think that's true, go roll up some leaves in your back yard and smoke them. It's trickery at it's finest.

    Get mad! Get mad at the govt. for taxing you nearly 5$ a pack! You can do this! If you relapse I highly recommend the lozenges - Gives you something to do without wearing out you jaw. Best wishes...
  • I am still not smoking! I get a few cravings but cinnamon candy seems to help me get past it. I have noticed that my allergies seem to be better. I wake up in the morning and I can breathe and no sore throat. I will keep the lozenges in mind if I get to that point. I went to a casino last week and all of the people smoking around me were making me feel sick. I think that's a good sign. Thanks again! Nancy
    Severe DDD. Klippel Feil Deformity. Cervical Foraminatomy that turned into Lamy. I have tried so many treatments, therapy's and medications.
  • shagydeepshagydeep Posts: 10
    edited 02/08/2013 - 12:35 AM
    Hey but where are you exactly feeling pain? and what kind of it...
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