Seven years ago on Gregg’s birthday I quit smoking. It was my gift to him that year. Since then I tried 2 times to smoke in that first year and each time I puked my brains out,…lol. I smoked for 22 years, that half my life if anyone is counting. I did quit with both pregnancies, but started up soon after again. I tried many times over the years to quit. It just never happened. I guess I was too stressed out in my life to every be able to quit. It was my stress relief. I owe it to Gregg for helping me quit. He wasnt too sure I would do it at first, but he supported me through the rough spots. It was also a big pain with my IC. Made it a lot worse.
I’m so happy I dont have that dirty disgusting habit anymore. When you are a smoker you dont really know how bad it is. Your clothes stink, your hair stinks, your breathe stinks, even your skin stinks. Perfume or cologne doesnt help, just gives it a funky stink. Then there is your home. Everything stinks inside your home and car. Even your pillows in your bed stink. Your fridge absorbs the odor every time you open it. You can wash your clothes over and over and they still stink. I think you get the idea.
So if I can quit after being a 2 pack a day smoker then I am sure others can too. Get help from your Doctor if you have to, but to be honest, cold turkey is the best way. I did it and it was hard the first few weeks but then it slowly got easier. At 6 months I took all the money I saved and bought a fish tank and some fish as a gift to me.
You know the best out of all of this? Gregg and I have saved so much money and been able to own a home a new car and even go on 2 trips to Mexico. If I was still smoking I would be spending 500.00 a month. What a waste of money that would be. Cant hardly wait till we are back in Mexico!