78 hours without nicotine! My blood is now 100% nicotine-free!
I don’t like the expression „Cold Turkey”, it scares me, it sounds very hard and difficult, but actually, I think that is exactly what I am doing. No nicotine, no NRT, only using sometimes e-cig contains ZERO nicotine, it is still hard to believe, it is me!
All right, so the first 3 days’ short summary: I was busy, worked 33 hours during the 3 days, I think it was easier this way, starting on busy working days rather than being at home, doing nothing, getting bored, dangerous triggers, you know. I don’t say it was easy, not at all, it was hard. I cried twice, and nearly cried a much more times. Thank God I cry a lot anyway, it has happened more times before (without quitting), so noone was surprised
On the 1st day, I couldn’t stop thinking of cigarettes, which scared me, but on the 3rd day, I have already had a few „free” minutes, and not all of my thoughts were of smoking. So that is an improvement, isn’t it?
I kept carrying my nicotine free e-cig in my hands during the breaks, but sometimes I just completely forgot about it, I mean, your brain and body learns quickly, that it gives „nothing”, there is no nicotine in it any more, so why would you use it? But it does help sometimes, like a deep breath helps. Oh, yes, I love taking a deep breath (of fresh air, not smoke of course :)). Unfortunately, my chest still feels tight, I know, it is the part of the cleaning process, but how long does it take? I can’t wait to be able to take an even deeper breath!
Anyway, I spend the next 4 days at home, I can finally find out, how can I handle the day off situation…
Will keep you updated.
And thanks everyone for the great support here.