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First 10 days review   General Chit-Chat

Started 5/6/20 by Musivore; 110737 views.
Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Jul-8

Don’t fear the cravings that aren’t here yet. There will be plenty that come and go, expected and unexpected. I think it helped me to realize that they go away, and if you were to time it, you’d realize the time distortion. There is something about that in the ebook I think. Haven’t read anywhere on here that someone has been stuck in a crave for days, much less an hour. Perhaps some days they seem to come in ,ore rapid succession, but, they all do go away. Wave hello, acknowledge “oh, hey, you again. Hi there.” and carry on. 
Yes, I understand what you were writing somewhere else. It is hard to imagine in the beginning doing things without a smoke and enjoying them, and the relief to know that others still find joy down the road. It’s kind of effed up that we thought the smoke is what made certain things worth while or joyful, right? Now, I can at times want one and be completely rational like I could not before. Of course I still occasionally want one. I also know the price it comes with and the struggle to get off it. Take a breath and be really honest with yourself about it. Remember how when you would want to quit so bad? When you would have one and right after it hit the brain you would think, “oh, I don’t really want this. I do want to quit”. Man that fix of it hitting the brain, how as soon as you got it the feeling of actually wanting to smoke faded and you could say “I do t really want this”. Cause the druggie got their fix is why. That cycle in itself, when I’m really honest with myself, does not appeal to me at all. Anyway. Not quite awake and likely to making much sense.

Yes. You will fully enjoy everything you did with smoking. It will actually be more meaningful. Wait and see. 

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Sep-16

G’mar chatima tovah, Ms X.

I hope you are with friends or loved ones. 
 

You will have to let me know how these Holidays have gone without smoking! How does smoking play into things too I’m curious. Is it something to atone for? 
 

Im on my way for a nasal assault. Feel fine, just sat in our small workroom all last Saturday and Sunday with my colleague doc friend who is now positive. So I have to test before I can work tomorrow. 
Been a while since I’ve been in this thread! Couldn’t remember the title of the other one we were in, so I guess this is as good a place to reconnect as any. 
More later! 
Have an easy feast.

kissing_heart

xvaper

From: xvaper

Sep-16

Argh, I hope it come out negative! I had a very bad craving yesterday. I thought it was a good idea to watch '9/11A day in America' series and I wanted to smoke so badly. But I was very adult about it, we can't have everything we want, and besides, its just an addict brain conditioning trigger, it's not enjoyable to smoke at all, its just a nicotine hit, to feed the previous hit expiring.

No way was I going to poison myself.

xoxo

xvaper

From: xvaper

Sep-16

and thank you! 

G’mar chatima tovah to you too!

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Sep-17

Yup. Negative. Now on my way in to work. Yippeee!

You are doing incredibly well with this quit, and have some great momentum going. I’m proud of you! 
Those out of the blue craves at this point can be hard, but, as you know, you have all the tools you need! Plus, you are stronger than you know. You must be feeling so much better at this point in Recovery. 
No poison needed! joy

xvaper

From: xvaper

Sep-17

Yes. If I want to smoke I will. If I don't want to, I won't. I don't want to, so smoking cannot be an option.

There is no one to blame if I pick it up again but myself. Not my addict brain, not temptation, not anything.  Is it possible I will one day make the stupid mistake of 'Just having one'? that is always a possibility. That's why support is so important. It was hard the other evening, I admit, but we can't have what we want all the time, and I won't die from not having one. I just sat there and explained to myself why my brain was firing off , and repeated in my mind all the reasons why I really don't want to smoke, and eventually, it went away.

I feel good, yes. One day at a time :)

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