(Day 12 Champix - after headaches, nausea, sleeplessness and a few false starts!)
I've been looking forward to this day for a long time and never quite believed it would ever be possible, but I'm happy to report that between the hours of 15:00 Saturday and 15:00 Sunday I finally got 24 hours free from smoke. I have never actually managed to even get 24 minutes if not sleeping or in a meeting etc, so a miracle for me. I'm writing this retrospectively - it's now 05:35am on Monday morning but really wanted to jot down my feelings as I detox.
After getting back from work on Saturday I had my last smoke in the car on the way back. It tasted like crap and I needed it to. I imagined that if my 14 month old could speak she'd say 'Your kisses taste terrible dad!' We spent the afternoon and early evening at her day group lantern party, got home, explained to my wife I was feeling a little tense and slept the night away.
Somehow, and perhaps due to my prayers I woke up wanting a smoke but never acted on it. My first trigger I guess is merely waking up!
The day went okay and I had to get to a client in London for a 3pm meeting on Sunday. A couple more fears coming in : Making a phone call (TRIGGER!) - Driving in a car (TRIGGER!) - Working (TRIGGER!) - after a meeting (TRIGGER!)
Somehow I felt quite comfortable and despite the odd knaw and pang I had so much energy after Day 1 that I felt quite high!
The theme song to my quit is "Kids" by MGMT - 'Control Yourself, take only what you need from it...'