Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Days 8, 9, & 10: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I apologize for the delay in posts. There was the holiday, and then yesterday I simply didn't feel like sitting at the computer on my day off.

Let me start by saying that I'm still smoke-free! But goodness, New Year's Eve was the hardest of them all. I came so close to smoking that I'm truely surprised I did not smoke. I thought I had to smoke, I was going to smoke. All it would have taken was for my husband to go, "What would be the harm of one?" and I would have been out in that garage. Thank God that when one of us is weak, the other is strong. Basically, I had worked all day (up since 5:30) and was tired. I had a very rough week with the quitting smoking. I was bored out of my skull and drinking, and, to top it all off, even though they were smoking outside, the smoke was coming in under the door to the garage. And, seeing as how we were at Alex's friends' house, I had no where to run and hide. Or anything else to do to avoid it. But somehow I did it. Yay me.

The Chantix gives me bouts of nausea all day and all night. It's starting to annoy me, but it's not terrible. As long as it doesn't make me throw up, or think I just might have to, then I guess I'm okay. And hey -- over $16 saved already! I don't really feel the financial benefit of it yet, but once I get through my first couple paychecks as a non-smoker, I bet I will.


maggie said...

Good for you making it through even when it got tough! I still am not comfortable in smoky situations when alcohol is involved, so I understand how hard it can be. There is a lot to be said for coming through the other side that much stronger, so I'm happy for you!

lynda w said...

I thought my nausea was gone, but the last two days it's been back. It keeps me from eating too much, so I'm not going to complain.

Way to go making it through New Year's Eve without smoking! The holidays are over so it should get easier for all of us, right?

Mz Diva said...

Most of my side effects went away after a few weeks on the medication. Thank God...that gas side effect really was not cute! As long as I eat before taking the medicine I am fine and the gas pretty much went away (After an entire botlte of Gas X) If I had to pick side effects or smoking, I would definetly take the side effects. At least mine went away after about three weeks total unlike smoking.