The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54615   Message #849269
Posted By: Ebbie
17-Dec-02 - 07:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: No Smoking-2years on
Subject: RE: No Smoking-2years on
daylia, I remember how weepy and angry I was for several weeks after I quit. All I could hope for was the rapid passage of time when it would be easier... What got me to quit was when I finally realized that the fact that it would be difficult to do wasn't the point- the point was that I didn't want to be a smoker anymore. (I still wanted to smoke, though! What I really wanted was to sit down and light up in celebrating that I had quit smoking. Go figure.)

It DOES get better, and quite quickly too.

My brother with emphysema told me on the phone just yesterday that regardless of the shape he ended up in, he really had enjoyed smoking, but decided that it really hasn't been worth it.

Nutty has a good thought there: If you find that you've gone 'off the wagon, so to speak, no big deal; just get back on. One of my brothers had quit for almost a year then smoked for seven months, quit for good next time- and it's been almost 30 years for him.

The best of luck to you.