So, today I have stopped smoking. I don't smoke massive amounts - maybe 2 or 3 in the day and then another 4-5 once the dc's are in bed at night. I have stopped before when pg/feeding etc but have always gone back to it. So this time, we have bought some Nicorette sprays that we can use if we're really desperate.
I was ok until about 2 pm today. I found myself getting far too cross with the dc's (they are being a nightmare - school hols etc. - but I know I was over reacting to it) so I decided to try a squirt of the Nicorette. Do you think I could get into the bloody thing ? You have to push a button down a bit, then in a bit, then slide it up. None of which I could do. I was feeling a bit tetchy when I started trying to get into the thing - by the time I'd fucked about with it for 10 mins and was still unable to operate it, I was absolutely incandescent with rage. Seriously, why can't they make it easier !!!???
I am honestly thinking giving up in the school holidays is a really bad idea . I genuinely don't think I can do it
I went on a training course to learn to deliver Smoking Cessation sessions and most of the HCPs on the course couldn't open them either at first!
Once you learn how to do it, it's fine but it is hard to do at first. Also make sure it's puffing out in a fine spray before you use it rather than shooting in a squirt as it feels like it's burning your mouth off if not!
Good luck with giving up. The odds are good if you put your mind to it and get all the help you can from your GPs or local Stop Smoking services.
I don't leave my cigarettes in reach of the children and I certainly wouldn't leave a nicotine spray in reach of them. usualsuspect I would kill for one. In fact, I could just kill indiscriminantly at the moment
And I bet you just wanted a fag after that OP. I used the patches when I tried to stop smoking, and kept losing the scissors to snip them open. I was in a hotel one morning and had to go downstairs to borrow scissors as I hadn't brought any, there's no other way of opening them. As if I wasn't grumpy enough not having a fag, it used to seriously raise my blood pressure.
I've had three returned as faulty so far, when there is nothing wrong with them! It took me and a member of staff to get the first one working and that was after a demo from a rep - it's easy once you get the hang of it - good luck!