Thursday, March 19, 2009

72hrs Plus

Haven't smoked at all since Sunday night.

Muscle soreness, mostly from tensing up when people say things that make me want to strangle them, I think, is pretty bad. Sometimes I feel like someone beat me with a baseball bat.

Sleep schedule is... non-existent. Either I'm out like a light at nine, but waking up every fifteen minutes or so, or I can't get to sleep until after eleven, and... waking up every fifteen minutes or so.

Blargh. I'm a girl who likes her sleep, and I really hate it when there's interference without good cause. Plus, lack of sleep doesn't make the cranky thing any easier.

That's getting a little bit better as it goes along... frankly I think I've done rather well, as far as not snapping at people goes. I haven't completely alienated any of my good friends, anyway, and I've manage to keep my hands to myself, so no assault charges.

Just because it's getting easier not to light up, doesn't mean it's feeling better.

Farmmom hit 24hrs without smoking last night, I dunno if she's smoked since, but major kudos to her for making it!

And Mamaw... wow. She's still holding it way under what she used to smoke. Honestly, I think maintaining at two or three puffs at a time spread out through the day would probably be harder for me than not smoking at all.

We're all getting there. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go take more advil, change my nicotine patch, and try to remember not to eat the first person who acts all cheerful.

6 comments:

JR said...

72hours, Congratulations.

You passed your first major milestone, great job!

McNamys said...

Great job, I was a heavy smoker for years, as a fidgety person it drove me mad not having a smoke in my hand. I finally quit 6 years ago, with a short flare up last year that lasted nearly 6 months before putting the pack in the trash again

You have beaten the first huge hurdle, the first week is excruciating - its like having your breath taken away. The second week seemed even worse, but honestly by the third week things truly do get better. It was like waking up feeling spiffy after having a bad flu for over a week with the aches and pains

Take it from someone who has quit twice, the second time starting back up I knew I was better off not smoking but stress pushed me there. I was miserable the whole time I smoked, knowing how much better I felt not smoking. After quitting the second time, I appreciate not smoking now more than ever.

Good Luck, you can do it!!

Ambulance Driver said...

So you're saying that, if I called you up and sang It's A Small World After All,...

...that might make you snap?

How...interesting.

[cue sinister giggle here]

Farmgirl said...

I *will* drive to Louisiana to kill you, Ambo-Boy. It's no fair causing a killing spree several states away.

Aw hell, what am I worried about anyway? You never call me.

Old NFO said...

Way to go! Keep on going FG!

Snigglefrits said...

Bought a carton of "cheapos" yesterday and they were over $30.

Will be the last I buy, so I'll be heading down your road to smokelessness shortly.

Keep up the good work!!