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First day on the patch

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  1. proud grandma
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    Well here I go again and again I'm not sure I'm ready, but I have to try.  I put a patch on today and have had 7 cigarettes.  I guess it is a step in the right direction since I usually smoke 25 a day.  Tomorrow is a new day so I will try harder.
  2. treepeo
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    Hi proud grandma,

    It is terrific that you cut down so drastically today.  Good for you!

    You know what?  All we can do is the best we can do.  Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day.  Try not to be so hard on yourself.  You are still trying, and that is the most important thing.  Go at your own pace, and eventually you will get to where you want to be.
  3. proud grandma
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    Well day 2.  Not sure if it's the patch but I feel like crap.  Had 3 cigarettes today, hoping to do better tomroow.
  4. treepeo
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    Hey Proud Grandma,

    You are moving in the right direction, so good for you.  Quitting is not easy, so it's no wonder you feel lousy.  Your body is used to getting bombarded with chemicals, so right now, it probably doesn't know what to do with itself.  Hang in there, you can do this.
  5. quitfriend
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    So glad to read your posts proud grandma. I have been struggling much the same way. Drink lots of water and don’t give up. That’s what I’m going to do. I also found it very helpful to speak with a quit coach on the smokers’ helpline. 1-877-513-5333. 
    I like your choice of names too. I too am going to be a grandma in just a couple of months. 
    I’m cheering for you. 

    quitfriend
  6. marianne, quit coach
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    Hello Proud Grandma,

    Hope your doing well with the patch on.  What do you feel you need to have in place to be more ready/confident?  As Treepeo shared- so true about Rome not being built in a day, it takes time to prepare.  

    Feel free to call us too as quitfriend shared.  

    Cheering you on!

    Marianne
  7. proud grandma
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    Well this isn't going well.  I didn't think I was ready and now I'm sure of it.  I'm weepy and grumpy and my jaw is sore from grinding my teeth.  I will keep checking in and hope this new site becomes a little more active.  The last time I tried there were so many posts it kept me busy.   Thank you treepeo and quitfriend for your encouragement.  I will be back, but now is just not the time.  Good luck everyone.
  8. treepeo
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    Hey Proud Grandma,

    Sounds like it's a good idea for you to take a break and regroup.  We'll see you when you come back.  Stay well.
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