So today is my 14th day without a single puff (technically I close 2 weeks tomorrow morning but I'll be sleeping until then).
Man the second week was hard! In a previous post I talked how I went cold turkey ( spent 5 days on the patch before realizing my patches went bad and didn't have any effect, so I've went without any NRT since).
I have become a very grumpy person between 11 am and 1 pm. Those two hours are when I experience the cravings and want to punch whomever talks to me (not that I did, I just want to be left alone). But you can say that I'm ok the rest of the day.
Thursday and friday were the best. I stopped becoming grumpy and felt great, even better than when I smoked. Until Friday afternoon where I had the worst experience in my 2-year career. I got mad, maybe the angriest I've ever been in my life. I wanted to throw a tantrum like a 3 year old but I knew that I'd just look ridiculous. SO I sat there trying so hard not to throw anything out the window and waited until it faded out. Except that it didn't fade out, it gave me a craving on top of it.
An hour later and without any sign of the madness disapearing, I left the office to buy nicotine gum (anything but fags right) but they said it's been banned in my country. I walked 30minutes to the nearest place that sells vapes and bought one. The woman said to wait 10 minutes before using it, so I started walking back (all this time the anger & craving didnt go away).
So 10 minutes into my walk back I tried it and the vape didn't work (it lights up but no smoke). I said let's get back to the office and read the manual there. Tried everything in the manual, but it was faulty or something, and that made me even angrier.
Fortunately I remembered a coworker had an e-cig and I borrowed it for the afternoon. Just spent 5 minutes using it and I cooled down.
And that's the story of how I got a vape after nearly 2 weeks of cold turkey. I'm gonna have it replaced though and use it only in case of emergencies like these, or the one day a week I go out to drink.