Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-03-2007, 11:38 AM   #1
Feef
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Feef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 74
Thanks: 30
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Oh man, this is hard
I haven't had a cigarette since 11:57pm Saturday night (I wanted July 1 to be my quit date). I started taking Chantix 6 weeks ago as part of the plan to stop on July 1. I swear, that pill is MAGIC. Honestly. I'm also wearing a patch which is recommended. So far, so good. Physically, I am doing wonderfully well, with no cravings.

Ferpetessake though, mentally? ACK! GAG! Do NOT wander into MY mind. It's a dark, dangerous, dank (avoid.alliteration.always.) tenement building in a very bad neighborhood that one ought not enter alone.

Last night I wanted raspberry sherbet, but didn't dare go to the store for fear of caving in and buying a pack of smokes. My husband would never know, right? Riiiiiiiiiiight...it's not like he couldn't SMELL it on me.

Knitting usually saves my sanity -- we have 6 indoor only cats -- but not right now. I've screwed up the toe of a sock for a 2-year-old monster girl twice, so there it sits -----------> over there, on the couch.

Phew, I do feel better, and thank you's from the bottom of my pit for listening to my rant.

/end rant
__________________
A house is not a home without a cat, no outfit is complete without cat hair, and everything tastes better with cat hair in it!

Feef is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 07-03-2007, 11:39 AM   #2
PaperGirl
Turning the Heel
 
PaperGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Anywhere Adam Everett is. *I wish*
Posts: 886
Thanks: 44
Thanked 80 Times in 70 Posts


Quitting smoking is hard.

I know. Ive quit 3 times.

Granted right now, its nowhere NEAR as much as I used to, and only at night.

Good luck!
__________________


PaperGirl there too!

PaperGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2007, 11:41 AM   #3
Silver
Instepping Out
 
Silver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Orange Park, FL
Posts: 3,949
Thanks: 854
Thanked 669 Times in 351 Posts
Good luck!! You can do it! And I've been there, so I'm not just some crazy cheerleader. :D

My last smoke was on October 5th 2005 at 5:30pm.
__________________
~Kristin

Silver's Sock Classes
Shop: On The Town Knitting Bags, hand made elegant small project bags.
My Blog, Write | KBelle on Ravelry | ComeToSilver on Plurk | Puppies, Jinx & Hex Photos & Videos
Silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2007, 11:41 AM   #4
GinnyG
Instepping Out
 
GinnyG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 2,452
Thanks: 654
Thanked 819 Times in 673 Posts
GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cheer ing:

You CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep something simple at hand to knit during those moments of stress.

I do somoking cessation couseling as part of my job and know just how tough it can be!!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________
GinnyG on Ravelry, I'd LOVE to be in your "friends"
GinnyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2007, 11:44 AM   #5
Mommy22alyns
Turning the Heel
 
Mommy22alyns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: My 2 prettiest FO's!
Posts: 538
Thanks: 50
Thanked 46 Times in 42 Posts
You're doing great - I can't imagine how hard that must be.
__________________
Amber
Homeschooling mama to a 5 and a 7 year old!

Knitting for baby - those little things fly off the needles!
Mommy22alyns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2007, 11:46 AM   #6
ChroniclesofYarnia
Turning the Heel
 
ChroniclesofYarnia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Montana Baby!!!
Posts: 597
Thanks: 6
Thanked 20 Times in 13 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to ChroniclesofYarnia
Man, I quit 8 years ago, and still remember it vividly.

Something that really helped me with the oral fixation (which strangely enough was my biggest problem quitting) was cinnamon or mint flavored toothpicks.

Good luck to you! The cravings don't last forever, and your mind will get back to normal in time.
__________________
http://www.chroniclesofyarnia.com


No, I am not ashamed that I have a major crush on a man who dressed in tights and made faces for most of the 80's, and now plays a crippled drug addicted doctor...and is almost the same age as my father.
ChroniclesofYarnia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2007, 11:47 AM   #7
Knitting_Guy
Grafting the Toe
 
Knitting_Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Following the white rabbit
Posts: 4,992
Thanks: 2,318
Thanked 1,130 Times in 832 Posts
Quitting smoking is easy, I've done it dozens of times. :rofling:

Seriously, I am also in the process of quitting, using Wellbutrin, but it's a very, very hard thing to do.

If you haven't already, sign up at quitnet.com. It's a great support forum. I am TruckerGuy there.
__________________
Mason

What do you mean guys don't knit?

Linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste.

Perfection is overrated. Knitting is meant to relieve stress, not cause it. Relax and enjoy it.

My boring blog http://masonm.joeuser.com

My knitting blog
http://knittingguy.blogspot.com/

My New Home Page (work in progress)
http://www.gpstrucker.000hosted.com

Knitting_Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2007, 11:56 AM   #8
Feef
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Feef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 74
Thanks: 30
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
oh my gosh
Thank all of you so much for your support!

This is my 4th attempt, and I am determined to be a non-smoking nurse.

Silver: congratulations on your success!

Ginny: YAY! I need a counselor *snork*

YarnMommy: I hope one day to say *I* have 8 years free from nicotine. Good idea on the toothpicks, too. I've been relying on bagels, choco chip cookies, tater chips...oy.

KnittingGuy: I will most definitely check out that site. Thank you for pointing me toward it.

I've also relied on something my closest friend once told me: 'move a muscle, change the thought'--so when I think about smoking I'm trying to move that muscle (even tho the brain isn't actually a muscle) and think of something else. Works great, when I can think of it! LOL
__________________
A house is not a home without a cat, no outfit is complete without cat hair, and everything tastes better with cat hair in it!

Feef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2007, 11:57 AM   #9
Silver
Instepping Out
 
Silver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Orange Park, FL
Posts: 3,949
Thanks: 854
Thanked 669 Times in 351 Posts
Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
If you haven't already, sign up at quitnet.com. It's a great support forum. I am TruckerGuy there.
I'm Silver925 at QuitNet.
Although I rarely visit any more since I'm almost 2 years into my quit.
__________________
~Kristin

Silver's Sock Classes
Shop: On The Town Knitting Bags, hand made elegant small project bags.
My Blog, Write | KBelle on Ravelry | ComeToSilver on Plurk | Puppies, Jinx & Hex Photos & Videos
Silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2007, 01:38 PM   #10
LibraryLady
1st Leg of the Journey
 
LibraryLady's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Pacific North Wet
Posts: 138
Thanks: 28
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts


I quit for the very last time in 1988. Took me more times than I can remember to quit, mostly because of the habits. The last one I broke was the drinking alcohol and smoking one. The next hardest was the after-meal one.

Good luck Feef, PaperGirl and Knitting_Guy - it's absolutely the most wonderful feeling when you finally get it licked.

And congrats Silver and YarnMommy, whoo hoo! Ain't it da bomb!

LL
LibraryLady is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How hard will this be? tgwillis Pattern Central 8 01-09-2008 08:28 PM
Is That Hard? Knitting_Guy The Lounge 30 10-16-2007 01:27 PM
DPN's are not that hard! figaro General Knitting 4 02-07-2007 03:40 PM
How hard would this be? cookworm General Knitting 7 11-17-2006 10:30 AM
how hard would it be? quirky Pattern Central 6 02-28-2006 10:33 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:46 AM.