I'm on Day 62 today. Just been to the pub for the first time and had 3 vodkas, got a bit drunk and had no cigarettes. My first time ever, EVER, in the pub without smoking. I'm drunk but invincible.
Just wondered what benefits everyone else is feeling at this stage.
The one that's surprised me the most is that my cuticles have stopped splitting. I didn't even know my sore cuticles were because of smoking.
The skin on my feet is smooth.
I have stopped having speckly phlegm now - it's just clear (I purposely try and cough things up to see whats happening)
My hands and feet are toasty warm. Really warm, I am down to 21 degrees on the central heating (used to have it at 22.5)
My face is a much better colour, i *think* i am starting to see a reduction in wrinkles - i definitely don't look as grey and tired.
I am not sure about my fitness yet, I don't really exercise but have to pull my daughter up a big hill on her scooter which i think might be a bit easier.
Emotionally, my anxiety has pretty much gone and I am much more even tempered now I am not annoyed that I can't smoke all the time.
I noticed (and this is what triggered my quit) that the hair on my legs has thinned - I overheard a conversation between some 70 year olds about how their leg hair has stopped growing because of poor circulation, and realised that mine was nowhere near like it used to be and looked it up and saw peripheral vascular disease and quit. I would like to think it will start growing stronger again but there is no sign of that yet.
would love to hear how your body / mind is recovering.