Monday, July 09, 2007

Day 21 Breathing / Day 33 on Chantix.

I'm at the end of Day 21 not smoking and Day 33 on Chantix, and this weekend was really pretty smooth compared to the last two weekends. I was actually amazed that again on Saturday (just like on Friday night) night it didn't even occur to me until midnight or so to take my second pill, and about 10PM tonight. It used to be that I remembered full well to take that second dose because of the urges, especially on those first two weekends.

We went to see Blades of Glory at the second run movie theater on Saturday, and it was really nice to laugh harder than I have in a long time and only sometimes cough a bit instead of ending up in a horrible and embarrassing coughing fit. Believe me, I laughed often enough and hard enough to give my lungs a good test - it's worth a watch if you like comedy. I'm getting there. My lungs are still clearing out, but I think the worst of the coughing thing is over.


  1. What do you mean your lungs are still clearing out? Have you been hacking/coughing up throughout the day?

  2. I don't even remember the last time a I had a hacking/coughing fit. I'm mostly coughing (without actual fit) only when I laugh or cry, but no longer while sleeping or in the morning or most other times during the day. After 23 years of smoking, and only being at week 3, I'm probably getting close, but I keep reading that it can still take months. I'm just glad it's getting less and less!


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