I am amazed at how decent I feel today. Granted I know the nicotine patch is keeping the worst of my withdrawal symptoms at bay, cravings have been few and far between. There's a slight, persistent edge, an inkling of a headache, and the feeling of missing something (and then remembering that the something in question was intentionally and ceremoniously smashed with a hammer and tossed in a dumpster this morning).
My overall feeling is that I can't believe I waited so long and was so anxious to do this. I've kept busy with reading and embroidery this morning and have relaxing activities planned with a friend for the afternoon. Taking the edge off of triggers and cravings with chewing gum (regular, not NRT) and straws and continuing to look forward, not back.
So grateful for the wisdom and support I've found here. Will check back! Thanks everyone!