Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The Patch: Day 2
Okay, so you know I have been doing this quit smoking thing. Today was the the second day, for me, not smoking. I feel pretty good about my accomplishment. Yeah, I know it has only been 2 days. But, if you have every quit smoking or if you are a smoker than you know what I am talking about. 2 days is an accomplishment! So, I have been using the transdermal patches. They actually work. The program is set up in the 3 stages. If you are a heavy smoker (in which I didn't think I was) you start with the strongest patch (21mg). You use the 21mg patch for 2 weeks (1 a day). Then for 2 weeks a 14mg patch and then for one week a 7mg patch. After you use all the patches you are supposed to be cigarette free. Well today I had noticed that toward the end of the day my cravings were getting a little stronger. I thought to myself do I need to use one of the 7mg patches in the evening to help the now weaker 21mg patch. I decided that wasn't the thing to do. I would just have to use my willpower to get through the evening and fall asleep fast. Tomorrow is day 3. I have some reservations though. I tend to get bored at my job. I have noticed in the past that I smoke more when I am bored. But, I know if I can make it through the remainder of the week. I will be free of this addiction and on to a healthier life style. Wish me luck!