That is, I've cheated in that it isn't quite 14 days yet (I have been quit for 1 Week, 6 Days, 21 hours, 57 minutes and 53 seconds -- according to my quit app :)). But I've got a busy day tomorrow, so I thought I'd celebrate my two-week milestone a little early.
I haven't found the last two weeks too difficult. I suppose I've been quite lucky. I have, however, fancied a smoke several times today -- I've had to use my NRT more than usual. How odd.
I've been suffering from depression quite badly, but I'm sure that my quit hasn't played a significant role. I'm pleased to say that I've arranged to see a councillor next week, though. But, apart from that, I haven't found things too difficult. I just thought I'd ask a few questions of anyone who's gone past two weeks smoke free:
Firstly, I've noticed that my lungs seem to be as clear as a bell. They feel completely clear -- no weezing at all. Almost too good to be true! But, I haven't been coughing-up any crap at all (and I've heard that this usually happns after you quit?). To the contrary, I used to cough-up all sorts of rubbish -- especially in the mornings -- when I was smoking. But now, here's nothing. I was just wondering how everyone else felt at this stage?
Also, I was wondering when the cravings go away? A bit of an odd question, I suppose, as everyone's different. My father says that he never fancies a cigarette. Neither does a friend of mine who quit 8 years ago. But I've heard that some people crave a smoke months or even years after quitting. Does it get any better, or is is this it? I'm very confident that I won't go back to being a smoker, but will I have to live with the cravings for good? If I do, then it's just too bad -- it's a small price to pay in exchange for my physical health, my mental health and my financial health. But if the cravings do eventually go away, then all the better.
Anyway, I hope everone's Xmas went well?