I haven’t smoked a cigarette in 43 hours, going on 44. (Yes, I’m counting in hours, because I’ve heard the first 72 are the worst.) I’ve only cried once. I was in my car with a pack of cigarettes and did not smoke any, so I’m very proud of myself for that.
This is literally terrible, but I’m glad I’m doing it. I got super sick on Saturday night and decided, since I had a soar throat and wouldn’t be smoking anyway, that now was an ideal time to stop. I just really hope it gets easier. I’m going cold turkey, no nicotine replacements or anything like that. Since I’m ill anyway, my body feels totally fucked up, and I can’t tell what is nicotine withdrawal and what is the lingering effects of my 24-hour flu. It’s all bad.