Hi, I'm Twinmommy+1 and I am on day one no smokes | allnurses

Hi, I'm Twinmommy+1 and I am on day one no smokes

  1. 0 Thank you whoever thought up this thread.

    I started when I was 17 in rebellion. Spent several years justifying their abuse. Before then I used to be in shape, used to race bicycles as a teenager. Now I have three daughters and one son and would like to get them into it as well. Just kind of hard when your lungs are handicapped. My husband does not smoke. Thats another reason I'm doing this today. I miss kissing him. Sure I give him little pecks but nothing like how we used to. I'm tired of stinking. I'm tired of coughing. I'm tired of thinking aboutu them all the time.

    This morning at 1207am I threw the rest of my pack away and don't have any more at the house. I'm alsos broke which helps the temptation.

    Sorry this is rambling, kinda hitting the withdrawl today. Thanks for letting me vent.

    -Adrienne
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    About twinmommy+2, BSN, RN

    twinmommy+2 has '9' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ED'. From 'Watching the deer jump'; 39 Years Old; Joined Jan '05; Posts: 1,115; Likes: 624.

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  3. Visit  bettyboop profile page
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    congrats on taking the big first step i am now upto 5 weeks and feel gr8t
  4. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    Congrat Adrienne on this new journey.

    Do your best one moment at a time to stay away from even one puff.
  5. Visit  Diary/Dairy profile page
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    Good luck to you in your attempts to quit!
  6. Visit  colleague profile page
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    Quote from twinmommy+1
    Thank you whoever thought up this thread.

    I started when I was 17 in rebellion. Spent several years justifying their abuse. Before then I used to be in shape, used to race bicycles as a teenager. Now I have three daughters and one son and would like to get them into it as well. Just kind of hard when your lungs are handicapped. My husband does not smoke. Thats another reason I'm doing this today. I miss kissing him. Sure I give him little pecks but nothing like how we used to. I'm tired of stinking. I'm tired of coughing. I'm tired of thinking aboutu them all the time.

    This morning at 1207am I threw the rest of my pack away and don't have any more at the house. I'm alsos broke which helps the temptation.

    Sorry this is rambling, kinda hitting the withdrawl today. Thanks for letting me vent.

    -Adrienne
    Adrienne, I can not tell you how excited I am for you. I was a pack/day smoker from 14 yrs to 24 years. I met a man who didn't smoke and fell in love. I knew he hated it but he was so kind. I wanted to quit and when I found out I was pregnant, that gave me more reason to quit. It has now been 28 years and I thank God for helping me quit. I do not look 52 and get compliments about my skin. I take care of women younger than me who look like their skin is the desert and are younger than me! As nurses, I really think we should not be smokers. It's about the worse thing we can do to our bodies, AND I don't want to look 52! I can keep up with the 25 year old "spinners" in my bike class (okay, maybe with a little extra wind) and get lots of compliments from the man I fell in love with and am still married to! Keep up and be strong. You will never regret it! Colleague
  7. Visit  SDS_RN profile page
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    Good for you!! It definatly sounds like your ready to give it up. Best of luck to you.
  8. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Good luck and hope it is going well
  9. Visit  elizabells profile page
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    Good for you!

    I've quit smoking probably ten times so far. Had my first cigarette at 12yo. I still remember it - it was a True menthol my friend stole from her grandmother's purse. We smoked them on the roof outside her bedroom window. I can still TASTE it. That means that soon I'll have been a smoker for 15 years. That's more than half of my life.

    I've never made it more than a few hours cold turkey. I tried Wellbutrin - hey, turns out if you're bipolar, you probably shouldn't take it. Sent me into the worst manic episode I've ever had. I've been hearing that Chantix works well but can potentiate suicidality - also not a good plan for me. Patches have worked for a while, but something ALWAYS comes up and I fail. I get a rash. I get palpitations. I get... whatever, and I rip off that patch, wait as long as I can stand it so I don't have an MI, and suck one down.

    I'm turning 27 a week from today. I need to be done. I'm not a kid anymore. I'm tired of yellow teeth, stinky hair, a stinky apartment, and most of all, I'm tired of having my patients' parents give me the side-eye when I come back from my break. So wish me luck. Birthday is the day.
  10. Visit  darrell profile page
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    Quote from twinmommy+1
    This morning at 1207am I threw the rest of my pack away and don't have any more at the house. I'm alsos broke which helps the temptation.

    Sorry this is rambling, kinda hitting the withdrawl today. Thanks for letting me vent.
    I quit in 1993-ish after years for chain-smoking in bars and football parties. I tapered to half a pack over a week or two, then I stopped. The first week was hard due to...well, you already know that part.

    The part I'd like to emphasize is that it gets better. A few years ago, after maybe seven or eight years quit, I lived with my MiL for almost two years. She smokes a pack or so. Not only wasn't I tempted at all to start again, but I had to leave the house for air quite often. And I hated the smell.

    Hang tough in the beginning and remember the first days don't last forever. Your behaviors follow your thoughts (can you tell I work in addiction?), so keep your thoughts positive. Keep remembering what you want to gain and why you wanted to quit.

    Best wishes!

    D
  11. Visit  ZASHAGALKA profile page
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    I quit in March. I've smoked 4 cigarettes since then, the last one being in July. It can be done.

    Good luck.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  12. Visit  darrell profile page
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    Quote from elizabells
    I've never made it more than a few hours cold turkey. I tried Wellbutrin - hey, turns out if you're bipolar, you probably shouldn't take it. Sent me into the worst manic episode I've ever had. I've been hearing that Chantix works well but can potentiate suicidality - also not a good plan for me. Patches have worked for a while, but something ALWAYS comes up and I fail. I get a rash. I get palpitations. I get... whatever, and I rip off that patch, wait as long as I can stand it so I don't have an MI, and suck one down.
    May I suggest tapering? It helped me. An extra benefit is that research correlates success in quitting with the degree of delay between wakening and having the first cigarette. So if you can arrange a tapering plan to include adding 5-15 minutes a day to the time you delay that first morning smoke, it might help as well.

    It's unlikely to be a painless, effortless process. Prepare yourself for discomfort now, while you are in the planning stage. Prepare a schedule for your cigarettes today and a daily goal for the total number smoked.

    You may not be ready to quit today, but you can begin dissociating yourself from the concept of smoking as a freewheeling and relaxed habit. Turn it into a firmly scheduled regime, like a med routine, and gradually begin widening the clean time between smokes. When you pass under ten cigarettes a day, you may begin to wonder why you bother....

    umpiron:

    D
  13. Visit  CITCAT profile page
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    Congrats, just do it one moment at a time, drink alot of water and drink orange juice Youll make it and by the way you have alot of nurses pullin for ya Ah that fresh air going into my lungs isnt it great!
  14. Visit  NewYorkGirl profile page
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    Congrats on quitting smoking!

    I quit smoking cold turkey over 5 years ago (I smoked 2 packs a day for 9 years) and I haven't had a puff since.

    My biggest piece of advice: Whatever you do, DO NOT pick up another cigarette. The day will come (like today, for example) when you will be dreaming about it and wanting it... just don't do it.

    Even after over 5 years off smoking, I still crave one sometimes. It used to be all the time... now days pass and I don't think about it... but whenever I do think about it, I just REFUSE to take action on it.

    Good luck! You can do it!


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