I just wanted to share with all of you my gratitude for your posts and support to other members. I have learned so much from the Freedom site; you are all an inspiration. I have been nicotine free for one week, four days, 21 hours and 18 minutes. The first three days were the worst. I cried for no reason, had panic attacks, tightening in my chest and just felt ill overall. Things have settled down and I have had days where I have felt better than I ever did smoking. In fact, two nights ago, I woke up at three in the morning from a dream that I had smoked and my sinuses where stuffed up and my eyes were swollen. I felt as if I actually DID smoke, but I was really just coming down with a little cold. I thought to myself what a relief it is that I no longer feel like I am coming down with a cold every morning. What has really helped me is going to the gym. I started running again (I have quit before and ran a lot). I just bathed in the fact that I could breath and run and not be winded. Today, I went to a clients house and I didn't have to look for my gum to cover my breath from having a smoke on the way. Most of my clothes, other than some jackets that need dry-cleaning, are free of the stale smoke smell. I remember telling myself that I didn't smell that bad because I smoked outside, didn't smoke that much, etc. Now, I realize that I was in denial of the addiction because I can now smell the smallest amount of stale smoke on those jackets. Yucky! Anyhow, I am rambling. Thanks again for leading the way and airing your recovery stories...It has meant so much to me.