I hate withdrawal and have never to experience it anymore because one year ago I quit smoking!
My withdrawal period lasted like an eternity, due to the nicotine gum and patch I used for days. I was lucky I found whyquit.com and was able to end the withdrawal period by throwing the gum and the patch out of the window.
A smoker goes through withdrawal many times per day. His withdrawal begins the moment after his last cigarette, it grows and grows, and it gets worse every minute and goes away by smoking another cigarette.
Hereafter it starts all over again. He is trapped in the endless withdrawal carousel.
The only way to escape from the carousel is to jump of it.
That's what I did a year ago and I may say that I have reached comfort.
Comfort is a state of not going through withdrawal and not having urges to smoke. These moments are short in the beginning of your quit, but slowly they grow. They grow to hours. Hours grow to days, grow to weeks etc.
Not only diminished the chance of dying from a smoking related disease, but I got a new life back. My kids have a new dad (and mom because she is at 10 months now - yaaaaaahooooo -), healthier, calmer, smelling better and. just like many quitters did I start exercising after my quit, to try to loose weight, but more important, smoking takes away your joy in sporting, it takes away energy which you get back rapidly after quitting.
I'm new, I have a new life and I love it. There is not one disadvantage of quitting smoking, there are only advantages. I stepped into a new world.
Now let me search my chair here on the lido deck, where is the capoeira expert? Where are the people from down under? Where are the people who live life to the fullest? Where is the GIF king? Where is the man sitting next to his dad who smoked for decades? Thank you all for your help which I needed so hard in the beginning.
Here's my journey to freedom: Count me in!
Frits (1 year and 5 days, 29600 cigs not smoked)