Well, here I am. First week behind me and haven't smoked. Feeling good about that.
There have been some close calls though, in the last two days the cravings have been intense. So much so, that yesterday I took some Champix for the first time in a few days. Big mistake! That stuff turns me into a raving loony of the first order, it does take the edge of the cravings though.
My nose has turned into a highly advanced radar system. I was leaving the hospital yesterday, and got a powerful waft of delicious smelling cigarette smoke, turned to look in the direction it was coming from, and to my surprise the gaggle of smokers responsible were standing at least 30 feet away! I can't even see that far sometimes.
I also now officially am a big girls blouse when it comes to spicy food. As a smoker I could have cheerfully snorted a chicken vindaloo up each nostril and washed it down with a pint of tabasco sauce without any ill effects. Now, show me a bag of midly spiced doritos and I break out in a sweat.
Report from hospital - My wife's op went to plan, and she is doing well after a tricky day yesterday. She managed to eat something finally, and the docs are going to try and get her out of bed for an hour today. Thank you for your messages of support everyone.
Onwards and upwards