I Quit!!!! - page 3
:D I QUIT SMOKING!!!! Aren't ya'll proud? Now if only I could get my other half to quit!!!... Read More
Nov 17, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 1,840; Likes: 218YEAH FOR YOU! KTQ!!! (KEEP THE QUIT)
Me too. Been quit for 6 weeks!
Lost 8 pounds so far too, so don't believe all the crap about gaining a ton. I just really watch the food and exercise. It is so great to be a nurse that DOESN'T smoke!!
Nov 17, '02Occupation: Critical Care Joined: Aug '00; Posts: 2,629; Likes: 20Good for you, I have never smoked so I can't know the addiction you face but I once had a patient that was a reformed heroine user tell me that it was easier to quit heroine than ciggies.
Nov 17, '02Occupation: Med/Surg RN Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 7^5! To Granny!
I quit smoking 'cuz I started having bronchospasms. I still sometimes miss it, but the habit is not worth the sicknesses and eventual deaths it causes.
When people tell me they want to quit smoking, I ask them if I can pray for them. They tell me, "Yes", & then I lay hands on them & pray for them to be delivered from smoking, from nicotine & they tell me they never smoke again.
Greater Is He That Is In Me Than he That Is In The World.
Nov 17, '02Occupation: LVN in a LTC facility. Specialty: Mostly LTC, some acute and some ER, ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 1,401; Likes: 126GOOD!!!!! Congratulations. I just started smoking . . . .shame one me. I need to quit like right NOW!
Nov 17, '02Occupation: Radiology RN Specialty: 35 year(s) of experience in ER, ICU, Occupational, Radiology ; Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 74; Likes: 1I quit 3 years ago after smoking for about 30 yrs. Was hard, but I made it!!! What keeps me from starting again is now I can smell smoke on the clothes and in the hair of my grandkids (their parents smoke). It about breaks my heart! I couldn't smell it when I smoked. I also just lost my mother to emphysema, smoking-related. I did definitely increase my butt size, too, but that's alot less risky. I also don't miss trying to sneak out several times during my shift to puff, don't even think about it anymore. Thank God!!
Nov 17, '02Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 2,066; Likes: 12:hatparty:
GOOD FOR YOU!!! I too am in the wider azzer club....Welcome!!!
Nov 17, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 175; Likes: 1
I quit 6 years ago. I too became part of the "wide Load" group for a while. Soon you can get it off. But I am one of the ones that will forever miss it . I do not miss the smell or the diminished exchange. But there are some days of stress that I do think of a cig. Just keep on trucking. I used the patches and Wellbuterin when I quit. It worked for me! Yea For You !!!
Nov 18, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 415; Likes: 1You should be so proud of yourself. Congrats.
Nov 18, '02Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 10,236; Likes: 64Congrats! 1 month is a big deal, feels like you've passed some milestone! Keep up the good work!
It gets easier, I promise! (I just passed 1 year!)
Nov 18, '02Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 2,066; Likes: 12And congrats to Heather for not liting up yesterday!!!!! I would have caved!!!!!! LOL
Nov 18, '02Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 1,318; Likes: 41Congo rats to all of you that kicked the butt habit! My sister quit too, but only after she wound up with throat/lung cancer...thankfully she is in remission (so far!).
As someone else in this thread said, your lungs will thank you! I smoked for about 8 years and quit when I got pregnant...it's not easy but it's very possible!
Nov 18, '02Occupation: Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty: 17 year(s) of experience in Hospice and Palliative Care, Family NP ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '00; Posts: 366; Likes: 60Good for you Diane!!
Dec 1 I celebrate my one year anniversary. Today, I can't believe I smelled like an ashtray for so long! LOL
I wish you luck. Like Heather said, I feel better, my food tastes better and my behind is bigger.....(that's my next self-improvement project....getting fit) Not smoking is wonderful!
Hang in there!