It is so wierd. When I first joined this forum and I was reading along what everyone had to say, I could not understand how everyone could joke about and talk about everything and anything when we were all in the QUIT boat. All I had on my mind was smoking and that was all. It was horrible. I couldn't get how you guys could all chat about anything other than smoking...It was consuming my thoughts to the point I thought I would never think about anything (except smoking) ever again. I couldn't unerstand how you all could laugh and make jokes and post silly images on here...I was totally frazzled. Not only on this forum but in my real life too - my mind was consumed with smoking. UGH!!! Laughing and joking was the last thing on my mind.
Well now I finally get it. Eventually smoking is one of the last things on your mind (on your good days) which is about 80% of the time. It is great to be able to joke and have a conversation that doesn't always start with or come back to "smoking".
For everyone who feels like I did - hang on, it gets better!