I feel so blessed to have a place I can come and gush over how incredibly excited I am to be smoke free.
I began my journey on October 2nd. The first day was cake!! It's that 2nd day that got to me. A normally calm, empathetic individual I was ready to straight tell people about themselves. This went on for awhile, I argued with people, I cried... I stopped sleeping.
For the record my husband, my best friend and her husband are all still smokers. Not only has it been difficult and a test of will power to be around them and their addiction but it's been difficult to find someone to pour out my heart to about the trials and tribulations of my quit.
The intense roller coaster of emotion started coming to an end on day 11.. it was replaced with intense vertigo. It was bad. Real bad. It was all I could do to function, not to mention take care of my children, my household and my outside responsibilities. "This too shall pass" became my mantra.
Today is day 13 and I feel amazing!! No vertigo, no cravings at this point, no wanting scream and cry at the same time. I think I may finally be over the hump.
Even if I am not, even if this is all just the beginning ALL of this is worth it to be free from the slavery nicotine had imposed upon me.
Thank you to everyone who has done this before me. Reading your stories has given me the strength to go on.