Well guys I got through day 1 with no problems at all. I thought about smoking maybe 4 times. This is one side of the flu that I can deal with. The fact that it is sitting in my chest and throat means that I really don't want a cigarette. The patches are also helping to deal with the physical cravings. I can't see it taking to long to be back to the way I was. I just hope that the flu starts to lift and I fell better soon. Then it's just about following the steps on the patches to get to the end. If it wasn't for the flu I would feel like I am in a very good place right now. Ah well, hopefully this is the end of the run of bad and the start of the good.