Getting of Laxatives

My doctor gave me a week plan to get off laxatives. I told him I wasn't sure tow weeks was long enough since I've been on these things for over ten years. His plan was to start 1/24 by taking my normal amount then every two days drop two pills for two days an so on. Well I started off doing this but have had a set back so I am restartin his plan on 1/.27. Hopefully I can stick to this because he said if it took me long I would end up in the hospital again with low potassium. This is one of the hardest addictions I have had to beat. I need some encouragement to keep on track