Sunday, July 15, 2007

Still Cooperating with Chantix

I'm still cooperating with the Chantix to stay smoke-free, and it's still making it easier than without it, but today has been a little tougher. I've had to work a little harder to remind myself that I am doing a good thing for me that I will be grateful for by quitting now. I've come too far now to want to have to start all over again, so it's not even really appearing to me as an option. That's good. It's not quite a bowl of cherries today, but it beats emphysema and other things I wouldn't enjoy much. And I smell good!

I got to take a look at my stitches for the first time today since I couldn't look while they were doing their thing and was told to wait a day to do anything. They look creepy; I'll be glad when they come out. The Hello Kitty Band-Aids did make me smile, and once again, I do like the thought of possible faster healing by not smoking. I guess it's not all bad.

A few more deep breaths and a few more glasses of water and I'll make it through to bedtime. Maybe tomorrow will be a little easier.


  1. Appreciate your honesty on this because it is good to know that urges will be there for awhile. I can relate to the balcony thing because I only smoked outside. Go ahead and get out there, but take Tom with you. Hope all goes well with the biopsy too, keep us informed.

  2. Thank you, Tobin! Yep, some days are practically urge free, and some days are...not. I think I will drag Tom out to the balcony, even if it's just for a kiss now that I'm kissable - my way of reclaiming the area as a non-smoker.

  3. That's exciting! I bet it will heal so fast and so well! I want to know how that goes, as I think it's one of the most amazing proofs of the benefits of not smoking!


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