I guess it is only fitting that the beginning of my blog starts with an ending - I quit smoking eight days ago after 22 years. I HATE IT, but so far I haven't hurt anyone! This has got to be one of the benefits to working at home. If I had to be out in the world amongst decent folk, I would probably be facing assault charges and I know I wouldn't look good in an orange jumpsuit.
It was time to quit, sure, but actually doing it isn't fun. If I can just stop reaching for cigarettes that aren't there anymore, I'll be okay.
Honestly, it has not all been bad. Being able to take a deep breath is kind of nice and - wait, that's the only positive I can think of right now. I know that there are more, but damned if I can come up with any.
My family and friends are being very supportive and I am using nicotine patches and lozenges as well so I am not going cold turkey. Wonder how many patches you can put on your body without accidentally flatlining?
I'll keep posting on my progress. Wish me luck.