I am on day 2 of my last 4 day taper off prednisone. I am beginning to realize just how "up" I was on the higher doses. Wanted a smoke much more often today than over the last 2.5 weeks. So I started thinking that maybe a "gentle" quit was okay while on the steroid high, but I probably need to pick a quit date. I am worried if I don't walk away from them my reduction in cigarettes will begin to creep up again. When I ran out today, the one pack having lasted 70 hours, I did not panic and herd the boys into the car to go get another pack. I did however find 5 half smoked ones from the past couple of days. Oh come on, you know you've done it; looked in the ashtray to see if you left anything smoke-able. I thought, hey, they taste nasty from the get go, maybe it will turn me off. Nope. Bummed one from my SIL 20 minutes ago. I gotta get this under control before it completely regains mastery of my will. I have set a stop date NLT 7/2 as I will be leavin' on a jet plane for Florida to see my Dad and family. If I feel I am ready, I will move that date up, but since I'll be flying and all, I thought that might be a good time to put the dang things down for good. The good news is that I really don't want to wait that long, so maybe I am more ready than I think. Time shall tell.
Short blog tonight, eyes are not staying in the open position very well.