efram, quit coach
29 Nov 2017
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10 Dec 2019
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Congratulations on all of those days smoke-free! You deserve to be proud, and I'm glad that you're noticing some improvements in your life as a result of quitting.
I can tell how important this is by how you've persisted in spite of the challenges. What has motivated you so strongly?
As for the struggles, it will get better with time, yes, so please keep hanging in there! Your body and brain are adjusting to a big change still after the 40-some years that you were smoking.
If you feel like you're on the verge of relapsing, it could help to "relapse" with a nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) instead of a cigarette; that way you'll still be smoke-free. Your healthcare provider could advise further. It may also help to call and talk with a Quit Coach from your Provincial smoking cessation helpline (1-866-366-3667).
Keep noticing those improvements, take the time to celebrate your success, and keep taking good care of yourself, suemac! Most importantly, keep the quit!
Last modified on 11 Dec 2019 13:23 by efram, quit coach