I Quit!!!!

    Aren't ya'll proud? Now if only I could get my other half to quit!!!
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    About NurseDianne, ADN

    Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 527; Likes: 58
    Hospice Nurse; from US
    Specialty: Hospice, PEDS, MS, Surgical


  3. by   jessjoy
    Good for you! I need to quit, too! :roll
  4. by   Lela RN
    Good for you !!! How are you doing it. I bought some of that nicorette gum over the weekend while I was trying to quit for the "umpteenth" time, it's gross. After the orange flavor is gone it tasted like I was chewing charcoal. I ended up buying another pack of cigarettes first thing Monday. I only smoke about 7-10 cigarettes a day for the last 7 years. Quitting has been impossible though. Any advice.
  5. by   CATHYW
    Good for you! I quit 7 years ago. I still miss it sometimes, but am a whole lot healthier! I haven't had bronchitis one time since I've quit, and I used to have it twice a year!
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    ^5 to you; that is TERRIFIC! Way to go! Your lungs and family will thank you!
  7. by   renerian
    This is my nineth week! I am using nicorette gum. I am weaning myself of it now. Down to one peice every 4 to 8 hours. It helped alot. HOw much did you smoke? I used to smoke a pack a day....only for 2 years though........I had smoked 3 packs a day when I got preggo with my son 23 years ago and quit cold turkey......

    Cool Dianne! How long has it been?

    I'm celebrating my one year anniversary this week! Do I feel better? Yes. Does my food taste better? Yes. Is my ass a little bigger? Yes. But can I scream louder? YES!

    Good luck and much continued success to you!

  9. by   NurseDianne
    :roll Heather.........it's been 4 weeks and 2 days.......
    I got sick....I've always battled asthma.........(ok,,yep I still smoked!!)
    But this time I wound up in the hospital w/ pneumonia.........it really scared the hell out of me! Now I really know how people feel when they can't catch their breath. It's scary!!!
    I was basically forced to quit while in the hospital for 5 days. And now I'm on Wellbutrin 150 SL once a day.......he did have me on bid........but my heart raced like crazy!!!!!!!!
    so.......yes..........no for me.........larger "wide load ass" which I don't need but can deal with!!
    I haven't tried the gum or the patch.......just been wingin' it with the drugs.........
  10. by   renerian
    Heather OMG I am laughing so hard over your post........LOL. You always make me laugh!!!!!

  11. by   Genista
    Congratulations NurseDianne!

    I have never been a smoker, but everyone else in my family is. My hubby just quit 2 months ago. I couldn't believe it. He has tried before, but this time was different. He was finally so angry about his "habit" as he called it. What helped for him was the nicorette, and also he chewed on toothpicks. He carried a little tin in his pocket, and had flavored toothpicks whenever the urge to smoke struck. It was the dental hygienist at his last dental visit who suggested the toothpicks. I think he was just really "ready" to quit this time. We also had lots of gum and snacks on hand for the first few weeks.

    Good luck to you & all you future non smokers!
  12. by   Beach_RN
    Congratulations Nurse Dianne! I'm a quitter too! Believe me In time it gets easier...... and yes the tushy does get wider.... but better that than dead! I can get rid of the weight!

    Again... Congrats!!!!!
  13. by   studentOH
    Yay!! My grandmother just quit last year (at 80!!) after 60+ years of 4 packs/day. Got mad because they put another tax on them and just quit cold turkey out of protest!! Her house smells 100% better and she looks and feels great! Congrats!!

  14. by   debyan
    I quit 13 years ago, because my husband got mad and quit his job. Me i was still working full time and he was going through some job withdrawal BS . I only smoked 1/2 pack a day at the time to his 1 1/2 pack. He sat pouting around the house with a mean take his troubles out on me attitude you know that irritable man syndrome. At the point that he was realllly begining to get on my nerves:O I decided he was not going to borrow another cigarette from me ever and quit smoking. Never bought another pack, it was real hard, but every time I thought about starting again I remembered how angry he made me and it worked. He was sooooooooo mad Who would have quessed. I seldom can remember what has made me angry for an hour . I hope you do well it was hard, my butt got bigger, my patience got smaller both for a while but it was worth it. A good choice. deb I started smoking when they were less than 50 cents a pack ,oh my that makes me ancient