20 days smoke / nicotine free

Blog Post created by josnyder72 on Aug 6, 2017

I am a long time follower, but this is my first post. I quit cold turkey (but kept my Lobelia drops close for cravings). Up until now, I have been able to calm myself by reading other ex smokers posts on this website as well as others, but for some reason, I have not been able to shake my day 17 and thought maybe posting, saying it out loud, might help....It was a Thursday and it was the first football game of the season and I LOVE football season. I was anxious all day leading up to the game that night, I knew that would be an issue because when the season ended last year, I was still a smoker. The game started and  I craved more than I had in a while and it was horrible!!! I made it however, without a smoke, but for some reason, I'm still feeling anxious, thinking about it. After a funeral on Friday I joined friends for a drink and somehow managed NOT to step outside with the smokers. I've read many posts where ex smokers who have made it this far find the smell of cigarettes disgusting, why hasn't that happened to me? I don't believe it smells good believe me, but I don't find it disgusting. My sense of smell is definitely back, the other day I was sitting in traffic and could smell someone smoking a cigarette and I couldn't believe that they were almost 5 cars ahead of me....I"m almost to the 3 week mark and I know that triggers will come out of nowhere, but most that I have read seem to have only lasted a few minutes..this one seems to have lasted I doing something wrong? Sorry for the rambling, I really want this to be my last quit and didn't know where else to turn. Thank you for any advice, suggestions or words of wisdom....and GO BENGALS #WHODEY!