Don’t Call It A Comeback 10 comments

Posted by grampa in health (Wednesday January 30, 2008 at 12:27 pm)

Yeah, so I haven’t had a shred of nicotine for 48 hours.

And everyone is still alive. 

I don’t even miss it, really.  I’m on that new medication Chantix, you take if for two weeks, then you stop smoking.  Well, for me, by like the fourth day I had already cut my consumption in half.  By the end of the two weeks, it was like I had to remind myself to smoke – like after a big meal or a heavy workout – times I’d usually be dying for a cigarette. 

Then I got real sick at the end of last week and it was just too much effort to haul my ass off the couch to go outside and smoke.   I had one or two each day and I thought that I was out Sunday night.  I found three cigarettes Monday morning and smoked all three of them on the way to work and that was that. 

I don’t really feel any withdrawals or anything.

Even being stuck in traffic this morning, I wasn’t swearing at anyone.  It’s pretty fuck’n amazing.

Bad side, it costs about $120 a month and isn’t covered by health insurance.  Good side, you only need to take it from three to six months.  Considering the costs of smoking these days, cheap by comparisson.

And, after beating that whole liver disease thing, it would really suck to die from something like smoking cigarettes.  I mean, shit, after all the things I’ve done to this body, cigarettes?  I don’t fuck’n think so.

I’ll keep you posted.

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