Well it’s been more than three weeks since I quit smoking! Actually since my husband and I quit – our house is smoke free now.
We’re both pretty proud of ourselves.
I’m still struggling. I have cravings every day, but I try to ignore them as best as I can. I’m very determined to never pick up another cigarette again.
This week I’m also feeling more emotional than usual. I don’t know if it’s the medication that I’m still taking to help me quit smoking (Zyban) or it’s just yet another side effect of quitting.
I finally told my whole family in an email last night that my husband and I had quit smoking and that’d we’d made it three weeks and one of my brothers wrote back today with a backhanded congratulations. I’d rather that he’d just not said anything instead of saying something like well let’s see where you are next October and then a long spiel about how smoking one cigarette will make us start again before he finally said that he’s proud of us for quitting.
His email just upset me. I didn’t just quit on a whim. I quit for my health. I have migraines with auras and there’s a history of stroke in my family and being female … that’s three strikes against me for increased risk of stroke and also the type of migraine that I have is Basilar and it has yet another increased risk of stroke. Being a smoker just added another stroke risk so by quitting I eliminated at least one potential stroke risk.
Anyway .. I’m going to forget about my brothers email right now.
A friend of mine wanted me to look at this site that sells wholesale water filters so I’m going to spend some time looking into it this evening. I think he’s thinking of buying one for his business and he wants my advice about it.