Finally bit the bullet

Discussion created by chris65 on Feb 16, 2009
Latest reply on Feb 18, 2009 by chris65
Well, I did it. I had set my quit date as Feb. 13, and while it has only been 3 days, I am proud to say that I haven't smoked since then. I am not using a quit aid at all. This will be my first "cold turkey" quit attempt.

Day one and two were absolute hell. Day one was a roller coaster, complete with radical mood swings, tonnes of cravings and general emotional instability. Woo hooo!! One of my cravings lasted over 6 hours. When it finally subsided, I was exhausted and my body was ridiculously sore (all that clenching and shaking - 6 hours is a long time).

Day two was less of a roller coaster - I was just cranky and angry all day.

Day three has given me a bit of a break - some time to collect my thoughts while I have a calm and rational mind.

It scares me a little that in such a short time, I have noticed improvements in my circulation. I have certainly noticed improvements in my breathing, but I expected that. I didn't expect such a sudden change to my circulatory system.

Anyways, I thought I'd get my stream of consciousness out of my brain and on to e-paper.