I know, you’re thinking who would think that way? The joy of smoking? I’ll tell you who… a smoker! If smoking wasn’t bad for your health, everyone would be doing it! It relaxes you, substitutes snacks, takes away boredom, and not to mention the people you meet when you’re kicked outside to your little “smoking area”. We’ve become like leprosy colonies– looked down on by society- minorities- diseased. I too have become like society and hate the fact that I smoke. NOT because people tell me not to, but because I find myself running out of breath, coughing when I’m not sick, and inconveniencing family and friends. I’ve decided to become a non-smoker. Thanks to FaceBook I’ve found I have many people who support me, so I decided to go a step farther and document this life changing event. I’m hoping I will hear from those who quit before me and from those who want to try to quit along with me. Together we can do this!!
I am not doing this cold turkey. I started taking Chantix about a month ago. I’m not very good with meds so of course I kept forgetting to take my pills at the correct time, but I didn’t give up. I was determined to take the pills for 2 weeks and also start cutting back on the smokes. once I got down to 5 cigs a day, I was totally amazed, then 3 a day. This past Sunday I had one cigarette and it wasn’t so bad because I told myself what time I would be able to have it and I looked forward to it. Then I thought, how bad would it be if I only had one cigarette a day- that couldn’t hurt. It could be like that glass of wine or beer you have after work. OK, I get it- QUIT! Then there’s the I’m not a quitter- ok all seriousness This is the hardest thing I ever had to do.
I’m even nervous, I’m feeling a little like I lost my best friend. I don’t know what to do with myself. At this point I can’t talk anymore about it I’m finding it hard at times to even say the word….smoking.
Here’s hoping tomorrow will be better! Please join me on this venture