Just wanted to give an update. Yes, yes, yes! 38 days nicotine free. Thank goodness. In my fourth week, I've had some strong psychological craves in the morning. Nothing I would ever act on. They do go away. I recognize them for what they are, and then let them go. Just from stress you know? Nothing else. Nothing is ever a good reason to have a cigarette. I now refuse to be physiologically addicted to anything. Anything. The psyche craves I have will eventually wane, I had too many days, nights, just time increments, to prove that I'm getting used to NOT SMOKING A CIGARETTE. I'm so glad I educated myself enough to really look at the big picture.
That being said, though I do not, and will not, ever smoke again, this experience has shown me, how truly strong nicotine addiction is. And how psychologically pervasive it can still be for a time, once the drug is out of the brain/body. Good Lord!
Thankyou, and I hope everybody is well, and nicotine free, or on their way to becoming, nicotine free! We can do this!!!!!!!!! Here's to walking the walk! Love, Teresa