Day 3: Today is my third day on the patch. There is not much to tell because I just slapped today's patch on my back. It's a little itchy. I also just wrote an entire post that got erased because I didn't save it as I went along and fucking blogger made me sign back in when I went to publish the post. It's enough to drive anyone to smoke or in my case chew. Mother fuckers!
Day 2: I am actually surprised at how well Nicoderm CQ seems to be working. The worst time of the day seems to be at night for me. That's when my cravings are at there worst. At night and when I eat. My meals are anticlimactic because I want to stuff my mouth with copenhagen after every meal. Last night at work I drank 3 cups of coffee and sucked on a bag of Life Savors. Overrated fucking candy.
Day 1: Saturday was day one for me. About an hour or two after I quit using I decided to replace my addiction with a compulsive shopping disorder. My wife and I went to the trendy part of Louisville and I bought 50 bucks worth of comic books in a very cool comic book shop. It's funny going into comic book shops these days. I saw a father and son in the shop and the father was the one buying the comic books. After that we went and had lunch in a place that we've never eaten at. Apparently I'm a lot more spontaneous and adventurous when I'm not chewing tobacco.
In my Nicoderm CQ user's guide (which is about the size of a baseball card and now referred to as my bible) it says that I'm supposed to be on step 1 for 6 weeks. This has to be a scam and since now I'm an expert on quitting tobacco and it hasn't been that bad I'm going to step 2 next week. The bible also says that the first three to four days are the worst for cravings. The cravings have not been as bad as I envisioned them being but I have found myself trying to shove a comic book in between my cheek and gum once or twice.
I have also been having trouble adjusting back to my schedule. I blame this on KJR who wrote a very amusing post about me over on his blog. When I stayed with him I was getting up at 5:00 am and going to bed at 5:00 pm. Just like the squirrels, birds and my grandmother. Hopefully I will be back on track soon. Hope everyone had a good weekend.