Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Progress Report

My name is Bob and I'm a nicotine addict. I haven't had a cigarette for 24 days now.

It hasn't been that hard either. The first few days were about getting over the physical addiction to nicotine and there was some edginess at first. All the rest of it has been dealing with the psychological addiction and I've had the Wellbutrin/Zyban to help with that. I mostly avoided the places and situations that I knew would be triggers for a couple of weeks -- bars, mostly, since the association between having a beer or three and lighting up was pretty firmly established.

We went to the Green Parrot on Saturday night and again Sunday afternoon to hear a band that looked promising (see my next post). Surprisingly, because I expected one, I felt no urge to have a cigarette. It didn't bother me that others around me were smoking.

So far, so good. I'll do it like many recovering addicts -- one day at a time.

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