I have smoked for 15 years. I mean I've SMOKED (like a train on fire)! But, here I am 28 hours without a cigarette! Is this really happening? I am so happy! I've been going through the motions and doing everything I can to not smoke and, until today, it has been manageable. I am a Mental Health Therapist and I just been 3 hours teaching a parent behavioral modification with his 3 kids who all have ADHD! If I'm not going to smoke after that, I'm just not going to smoke ever again!View Thread
I've been wearing the patch. When I have it on, I am fine. When I do not have it on (I take it off at night because the nightmares are horrific), I feel pain on both sides near my rib cage. I have an appointment with my PCP this upcoming week and I will address the issue with him at that time, but, I was just wondering how related to smoking/wearing the patch that pain might be. Anyone know anything about it?View Thread
It makes me smile because it feels, now that I am trying so hard to be smoke free, that there are so many stressors, but, if I really think about it, there's nothing new under the sun! It just FEELS worse because of the circumstances related to quitting! I'm worried for the weekend. It will be my first weekend without cigarettes since I was 18 and my weekend allows me lots of free, downtime. It's not like my busy work week at all! I usually am glad that I have so much free time, but, right now, I really hope my weekend can keep me busy enough to not smoke!View Thread
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