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Well, I've survived day three. Which is supposed to be the hardest day of quitting smoking. Boy, did I want one all day. The senior moments were pronounced today, couldn't seem to make anything stick. Thought was NOT the high point of the day.
The burning, itching and cramping that follows the replacement of the nicotine patch was still there last night, even though I did place it on my right arm vs my left. So far my skin reaction has been minimal, a little redness where the removed patch was, but that is fading within a day or so. No itching or burning after the first hour or so after replacing the old nicotine patch with a new one.
The hardest part of this is not really knowing what to do at certain points of the day. Getting over the physical memory of smoking is rather difficult for me. The cravings I can ignore, but the constant looking for my pack of cigarettes after doing certain tasks is wearying. Its almost like rebuilding your life.
Quitting Smoking Timeline
8am - Woke up with a horrible migraine. Not sure if its allergies or what.
2pm - Finally crawled out of bed. Migraine mostly gone.
6:33pm - Goodness, am I lethargic! I have no motivation to do much of anything, I just want to sit on my rear and surf the web. Or go back to bed, either seem decent. My energy levels are nill.
6:58pm - My lungs are starting to feel heavy and painful. I'm also coughing alot, and moving seems to increase the frequency. And when I do cough, boy does it hurt! I can feel it pulling from the bottom of my lungs. I'm not coughing anything up though.
9:24pm - Having a few pains in the lower region of my lungs. I sure hope this is all worth it! Finally breaking out of the lethargy and getting some work done, although at a much slower pace then normal.
2 days, 23 hours, 10 minutes and 4 seconds smoke free.
59 cigarettes not smoked.
$19.50 and 10 hours of your life saved.Your quit date: 4/7/2009 2:21:00 AM