It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Smoking Cessation Message Board

Thankful for Quitting

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-17-2007, 06:51 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 151
velveeta HB User
Thankful for Quitting

It has been a little over eight months since I smoked my last cigarette! I can hardly believe it! I finally did it and I am thankful for that. I can only say that I was truly ready when I finally quit. This site was a life saver for me and I hope it will also help many of you in your attemt to quit! I smoked for 30-35 years up to 2 packs a day! Nicotine no longer owns me and I feel so powerful now. Chantix played a big part in my quit, and I tolerated it pretty well. My second day without a cigarette I went to visit my mom in the hospital and told her the good news about not having a cig in 24 hours and she was elated. She had nagged me and my sisters for years as she was a smoker and quit cold turkey when I was just getting sucked into the habit. My mom told me she was so proud of me and that she wished us girls would quit before she died. Well we never dreamed that we would lose our mom on this stay in the hospital but she died 5 days into my quit. I was devastated and wanted to whip out a cig with the rest of the family but instead I just watched. They all puffed away and I watched as those cigarettes did nothing for those smoking them. They did not bring mom back, they did not make anyone feel any better or cope with anything any differently and they did not stop one tear from falling. This is when I truly committed to my quit and felt that this is my time. I will never relinquish my control over myself to another addictive substance. My husband has also quit smoking as well as my sister and brother in law. I feel my quit helped them. I still have one more sister that needs to quit but has not found her time. I know she will find it and I will be there to cheer her on. I also know that everyone that comes to this site has what it takes to quit and I cheer all of you on with silent prayers every time I visit. Eight months is so great and I feel like a new person. I am amazed at how forgiving my body and lungs are and how resilient they are as well. I exercise now and feel great. I am thankful for my new lease on life and hope all of you quit in your own right time. I know you can do it cuz I did it! Hugs to all my buds here!
My Quit Date: March 13,2007

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 11-17-2007, 06:24 PM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 79
nomoresmokin' HB User
Re: Thankful for Quitting


I am so sorry about your mom.
Eight months IS great! Congratulations on your quit. Take care and I can use all of the prayers I can get.

2 months, 6 days quit

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Depressed after quitting Fibrana Smoking Cessation 15 04-19-2007 08:37 PM
Thankful.... Deda Smoking Cessation 2 11-29-2005 06:46 PM
Socializing and Drinking Making Quitting For Good Impossible Spazmosses Smoking Cessation 4 06-23-2005 01:12 PM
so thankful today Mike_NY Addiction & Recovery 4 01-20-2005 07:58 AM
What do you have to be thankful for? reddoorblack Relationship Health 10 11-25-2004 05:35 PM
quitting smoking and hashis yock Thyroid Disorders 7 06-02-2004 10:25 AM
quitting smoking benefits yock High Cholesterol 9 05-06-2004 06:32 PM
quitting smoking rabiesjoy Bipolar Disorder 7 02-11-2004 06:10 AM
What are the benefits of quitting? GeorgiaPeech Smoking Cessation 2 09-21-2003 07:26 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:05 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!