cashmere, aurora60 & francess, justagirl thanks for your nice words I need encourigment at these times. cashmere I hope you can hold on and not go back to smoking and I wish the same for me, I'm determined this time not to be tempted. it's been about
11 hours and so far so good, the urge isn't too bad so far, keeps comming back every 5 minuts but I keep deflecting it by thinking or doing something else, anything to keep my mind buesy, even drinking water seems to help. I have been here before but want to make it permanent this time, my only complaint is my brother keeps smoking in the same rome, 2nd hand smoking is bad I think but not as bad as when you smoke yourself, he will only be with us for a few days anyway so it's not a big issue.
aurora, since you haven't tried to smoke, I'll tell you how it feels when you try to stop smoking, basically you get urges to smoke, and your mind starts to play games with you to try to convince you to go back to smoking. some people even get angry. I did some reading on affects of smoking, beleave it or not, it is cosidered both a stimulant and a relaxant at the same time! if you get nicotine in low dosage it is a stimulant, and in high dosage it is a relaxing. I hope oneday your son will decide to quit smoking too, I realise it is a hard thing to talk about
and I am sure you have tried, but this is something he has to decide for himself, he already knows the effects of smoking, but maybe you can tell him the stories of people who have stoped and were successfull, just to make sure he is aware it is possible to quit smoking, because some people think it's impossible.
frances, glad I made you laugh for just a bit, laughing is good, it makes you forget your worries for a few seconds doesn't it? I have been following on your troubles and your in my prayers every single night. and yeah I consider smoking an easy thing, when compared to things like getting a job or going back to excersize or marriage! it is something I can be in control off, something I can work out on my own easily and be done with. a step forward in the right direction. I think the feeling of being addicted to the smoking makes me feel depressed, and I worry about
my lungs not being able to do their job right as I sometimes have trouble catching my breath without doing much, as if I'm not getting enough oxygeon.
justagirl 2 months thats great! I stoped for 4 months in 2007, and for 18 months in the 90s. other than that I have been smoking since I was 14
Former Addict of Online Video Games ( MMORPGs ) , Sober since April 6th 2008
Diagnosed with Major Depression since 2002