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14 years ago 0 daviscup 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Like A Bear With A Sore Head!!!!!!

Hello to one an all, I'm now on day 5, using Champix and whether it is helping I'm not sure but perhaps it is. This is the 3rd attempt at giving up the blasted weed and only the 2nd time I've gone past 2 days. Suppose I'm giving myself a little pat on the back here really, having smoked for almost 20years and usually on 20+ a day. All my work mates now know I've given up, they found out yesterday after I snapped their heads off and had to apologise. All bar one are non smokers (2 have smoked and given up some time ago) and all are really supportive. Haven't told my Mum, who lives with me and smokes. I want to be 1-2 weeks in as a non-smoker before I let on, unless she realises before that; so that I can then really encourage her to give up. If I'm honest it is pretty damn tempting at time, having her fag packets around the house, but I am resisting it and also have found that today after she'd blooming well lit up and had a fag in the bathroom I had to follow her and the smoke smell was awful. Made me wash down my room again, the walls and cupboards - smells lovely now. Also found that today when driving, which is when I usually love a cigarette especially on the motorway, I didn't really feel like I wanted one through the whole journey. Deep breathing I am finding really useful when times are difficult, and to breathe in a bit of menthol (via a Vicks Inhaler) really clears the 'tubes' and helps the head shake of its' dizziness. Told you I am feeling really good about it this time - I KNOW I CAN DO THIS THIS TIME. I know I'm only 5 days but I really want to this time. And this site seems real good too - all the postings are real useful -aand nice to know what I am feeling is normal. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]5/14/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 5 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 100 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �25.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 12 [B]Mins:[/B] 4 [B]Seconds:[/B] 48
14 years ago 0 daviscup 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Like A Bear With A Sore Head!!!!!!

Thanks for that folks - much appreciated. Day 6 and today has been real bad, for some reason I feel really down and depressed and can't shake it even though the sun is shining outside and it is a lovely day. I love my garden and had to make myself go out and do some weeding and planting, when usually I cannot wait to get out their and do something on a weekend - just everything feels like an effort today. And boy am I 'ratty' too - still biting peoples heads off. Poor them. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]5/14/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 6 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 120 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �30.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 13 [B]Mins:[/B] 45 [B]Seconds:[/B] 1
14 years ago 0 daviscup 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Like A Bear With A Sore Head!!!!!!

Thanks Kayla & others - I'm still here, have had a real bad couple of days Monday and Tuesday this week and ended up 'stealing' a cigarette from a packet my Mum had left in the kitchen. Had been real stressed at work trying to sort my staff's problems out (they are +++stressed and pee'd off with their workload). Their stressed - what about me. Anyway - pleased to say that I didn't really enjoy the cigarette I had, felt really sick and nauseous and had to sit down - did make sure I smoked it all. The sick feeling didn't go for quite a while, and I also felt quite out of breath. Think my little failing might have helped my resolve because since then yesterday and today the cravings have eased. At least for a while, I know from reading others postings that the old wolf may well rear its' ugly head from time to time and bite you. Admitted my indiscretion to my work mates and they still think I'm doing great - 11 days I think today (minus the little blip). Oh - my Mum knows I've given up know. She ended up guessing rather than me telling her, and I had intended telling her after a couple of weeks. Well she wondered why I was pretty irritable and as I wasn't on 'the curse' she put 2 and 2 together. Not putting any pressure on her re. her smoking (YET) but may have to ask her shortly if she wouldn't mind not smoking in the bathroom - cos' it's pretty damn awful to go in afterwards (I have to vent the window for a bit before I go in sometimes). All good really - but having the temptation of her cigarette packets around the home has been real hard. Gonna keep going and do it this time, and with help and advice/support from this site (both from other folk like you all out there, and the support emails that come through) - beginning to believe I can this time. SO THANKS TO YOU ALL - KNOW IT'S EARLY DAYS. P.S. Still me - just wondering I know its' normal to suffer a little constipation after you've given up, but anyone out there that has had this little problem can you tell me how long it tends to last. And along with that hopefully the gas will ease!!! Oh - and did/does anyone out there feel real sleepy/drowsy through the day? [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]5/14/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 11 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 220 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �55.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 1 [B]Mins:[/B] 4 [B]Seconds:[/B] 19
14 years ago 0 daviscup 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Like A Bear With A Sore Head!!!!!!

Hiya to one and all, Bear with a sore head, aka DavisCup still here, and the sore head is definately a little easier today, still 'bunged up' and methane powered (but hey ho at least it's the weekend and a bank holiday here in the UK so a nice long one). Thanks Canadian bear for your wise words, unfortunately my Mum is married otherwise never know a toyboy might have been right up her street - shame+++ And re. the extra veggies and fruit, don't think I could have a much more fruity/veggie diet as it is (breakfast: cereal/fruit or porridge / mid-morning: banana / lunch: soup, yoghurt, 2-3 types of fruit (grapes, apple, pear, etc) / mid-afternoon: apple / dinner: meat, a few potatoes and 1 other veg followed by melon) - anymore and I'll look like fruit - and also already make sure I drink plenty of water, etc. This type of food stuff is my normal diet as well - but like you said if it's just my insides sorting themselves out after they've been poisoned for 20 years sure another few days of this bloated and yucky feeling is the least of it. Hey Dee - glad your still there and sticking to Monday start. Go on girl you can do it - if I can and all these other really great folk know you can too. Anyway folks cravings not too bad today (got a few munchies but didn't let them get the better of me) - and I'm back into my garden now - sowing another row of carrot and beetroot, and gotta cover the strawberry patch with some net to keep the little birdies off - them there fruit are gonna be all mine (yum yum). Then I off to my little tennis club to have a game or two (Saturday is social day / Monday's match night - watch out tennis ball if I have a bad day cos I might just take it out on you). To other fellow new clean air breathers and those soon to join the happy crew have a great day and speak to you again xxxxxxxxxx [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]5/14/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 12 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 240 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �60.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 2 [B]Mins:[/B] 48 [B]Seconds:[/B] 45
14 years ago 0 daviscup 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
I'm back

Well done you - and well done to your Mum. I have too just recently given up, but my Mum is still smoking. I wish she wasn't but can't pressure her she's got to want to herself. Sure having company in giving up will help as does this site. Keep up giving up golfergirl - you can do it this time. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]5/14/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 12 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 240 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �60.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 2 [B]Mins:[/B] 49 [B]Seconds:[/B] 40
14 years ago 0 daviscup 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Calling the Mayflowers

Hello there Mayflowers, "Knock" "Knock" on the wooden trapdoor of the little old treehouse. "Who's there?" said Unhooked, the creator of the Mayflowers. "Is there any room in there for one more little person that quit this May?" said daviscup, hanging still quite precariously from the rope ladder dangling from the bottom of the treehouse, "my grip although strong for the time being could come loose at any moment, and it's raining so this ladder is getting a bit slippy!" Daviscup ballanced there on the ladder awaiting a reply and then she heard a chorus of voices saying "................... Oh no - how does this tale end?????????????? [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]5/14/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 12 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 240 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �60.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 2 [B]Mins:[/B] 51 [B]Seconds:[/B] 10
14 years ago 0 daviscup 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Calling the Mayflowers

Phil - you naughty thing indeed, couldn't put me back together again you say??? No such chance - I'm still here and still strong; and will stick the pin into you if your not careful rather than the smoker's/donkey's ass. Only joking - been a good day and even better now I'm here in this treehouse - them there nibbles are real good. I've brought some extra beer for everyone. How's it going Dee? We is all here for you. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]5/14/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 13 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 260 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �65.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 5 [B]Mins:[/B] 25 [B]Seconds:[/B] 43
14 years ago 0 daviscup 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
A Creed to Live By

That quotation in the post 'No Title' by duffis got me thinking, it has some lovely words in it. If you liked that one perhaps you might like this one, I sure do - have a copy of it framed and hung over my bed: [font=Tahoma][center][color=Purple][b]A Creed to Live By by Nancye Sims[/center][/b] [i] Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special. Don't set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you. Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless. Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life. Don't give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over.... until the moment you stop trying. Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other. Don't be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave. Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give love, the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly, and the best way to keep love is to give it wings. Don't dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope, to be without hope is to be without purpose. Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you've been but also where you're going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savoured each step of the way.[/center][/color][/i][/font] [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]5/14/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 14 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 280 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �70.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 7 [B]Mins:[/B] 9 [B]Seconds:[/B] 4
14 years ago 0 daviscup 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
I've discovered a new way to save money on your energy bills!!! (Oh my God!!!)

Yep - found a new way to save on your energy bills, and could also use it to save filling the car up with fuel. SO WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT? Well only way to say it is 'Gawd am I full of gas or what these last few days'. Could go undercover as a rocket powered engine or something. It's going hand in hand with being somewhat constipated, and so bloated (look like I'm in the early stages of pregnancy - and no I'm not if anyone asks - no sign of the North Star either!); and some nausea. Goes with the giving up smoking for many I know that, and probably also a few side effects from the Champix I'm on. Over 2 weeks now not smoking, and this is only the 2nd time in over 20 years that I haven't smoked for more than 2 days, rest of the time been a serious 20+ a day. Still taking one moment at a time and not trying to look too far ahead - and suppose I can put up with a little more gas (as long as the others can - lol!!!) if it is just my guts sorting themselves out. [I would love to attach a powerpoint presentation to this post which would really cheer a few people up that are experiencing the wonders of wind - but not sure if I can, or how I could do it if I can - anyone know if it is possible?] [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]5/14/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 17 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 340 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �85.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 1 [B]Hrs:[/B] 14 [B]Mins:[/B] 9 [B]Seconds:[/B] 7
14 years ago 0 daviscup 10 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
I've discovered a new way to save money on your energy bills!!! (Oh my God!!!)

Nearly through Day 23 and YIPPPEEEEEE!!!!! You'll be pleased to know that there has at long last been a huge weight lifted off my mind - if you know what I mean (the old bowels seem to functioning again at long last). And beginning to look a lot less like someone pregnant with an alien and it being about to burst free, with all the accompanying noises and gurgling from within. Felt like shouting it out to the world this morning - well it had been one very long and painful week - oh yes!!! - oh yes!!! Just looking forward to one of my other withdrawal problems easing off, the tiredness one - I could quite easily drop off asleep at the drop of a hat, most worryingly when driving first thing to work can be hard to keep eyes open - plenty of blinking and windows down to keep the air flowing, loud music, etc., you know the usual stuff. Changes to route help to stop complacency as well. Having read others posts it's probably the nicotine leaving my system as it was a megapoisonous stimulant - and as I am not taking any form of NRT it is probably quite a shock to me ol' bod+++ that it ain't getting any after nearly 20years of depending on it. I AM A SMOKER BUT ONE WHO CONTINUES TO CHOSE NOT TO (Day 24 beckons). Love to one and all. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]5/14/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 23 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 460 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �115.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 2 [B]Hrs:[/B] 3 [B]Mins:[/B] 4 [B]Seconds:[/B] 45