This is my first post, as I just joined today. I'm 35 years old and have smoked a pack/day since I was 16. Never tried to quit until now and decided to pull the trigger on quitting cold turkey. I never thought I would make it this far and I also never thought it would be this hard. It's like constantly feeling like a family member has died thusfar. Just a feeling of loss all the time. The busier I am, the better. At work, things don't seem nearly as bad, but once I'm home, that's when my thoughts are totally pervaded by smoking.
Also, I find that I'm a bit withdrawn, irritable with family and friends and just overall not too happy about much. It passes from time to time but I definitely thought that after two weeks it would be easier. I guess it took a long time to develop such a nasty dependency and it will take a long time for things to get better.
Congrats to all that have made it this far and beyond!