I had way more issues with starvation and coffee than nicotine and I did take off the patch as directed (at midnight). I always project and then worry more than needed, a habit that I wish I didn't have. Surgery went well but I think I over did it this morning. I was quite comfortable this morning but then spent some time in places with bright lights. Came home and my eye has been burning and irritated since. I did wear my sun glasses-those things make quite the fashion statement don't they? NOT- when outside but I didn't really think about bright lights so I'm not going to stay here long. Just wanted to give you guys an update and let you know I did not have to smoke over taking the patch off and not having my morning coffee!