Wednesday, May 30, 2007

SMOBER! and SNAGS

                     

Smober is Shelly, Roxymama's, journal for smoking sober, which means no more smoking.  Well, folks, I've been smober for 21 hrs.

Joey has asthma and is on two different inhalers.  He is finishing day #9 of being smober.  We are both using the new drug Chantix although I must say it is working far better for him than me.  It's very weird....I don't have many urges to smoke because this drug blocks the nicotine receptors in the brain which cause the cravings.  What I do have are some pretty severe nicotine withdrawal symptoms because the nicotine is leaving my body even though I really don't have an urge to smoke.

I'm not sure I'm happy with feeling crazy again.  I haven't been there for so many years.  I'm fighting anxiety, depression, trouble concentrating, and headaches but have to focus on the end results. 

My son says I won't last more than a day or two.  I will prove him wrong. 

HUGS  CHRIS

 

 

             


           
 

36 comments:

lisa41076 said...

Chris, hope your headaches  go away soon I am sorry you are depressed, hope you feel better soon  Hugs Lisa

jlocorriere05 said...

I hope the drug works Chris, I know how hard it is to give up smoking, I've tried lots of times but I was so bad last time with my blood pressure going up and breathing difficulties my doctor told me to start smoking again! Didn't need telling twice! I hope your symptoms go soon. Thanks for the snags, I love them all! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

seraphoflove9001 said...

Oh Chris.....I wish you the best of luck!
Hugs to you hon!
Lisa
http://journals.aol.com/seraphoflove9001/Pleasedonttakelifeforgranted/
P.S. I'm proud of you!

dreamingbrwneyes said...

I know you feel lousy now giving it up but in the end you will feel so much better. Keep it up Chris, I know you can do this!!

~ Jenny

springangel235 said...

Love you and wish you the very best...your awesome for not smoking...you will be fine...many many hugs,
Joyce

ktkamanski said...

You CAN do this - You should be proud of the fact that you are strongly committed. As the days pass, so shall the craziness. Hugs to you for your effort!  Just remember, live in the moment, your doing a terrific job! Hope your days ahead are happy ones! Take Care!  

jibaro6543 said...

I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.......GOOD LUCK....!!!!
-Ellie

penniepooh said...

Chris, I wish you and Joey both well on your missions to quit smoking. He`s doing great and you`re on your way!!
Love ya xo
Penny

drb1064 said...

Good luck to you both, I smoke though I shouldn't and have tried patches and gum but neither worked for me.
Debbie
xxx

pippa1116 said...

my father takes that.  he has cut back on his smoking, but has not quit.
i hope you do well with this...
tina

fisherkristina said...

Congrats on being smober.  I have faith in you.  Love,

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

sangrialel said...

I will be keeping you in my prayers.  I hope you stay smober!  I have been for 6 years.  Linda

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

You go girl you can do it...Prove him wrong!  Big hugs,TerryANn

jckfrstross said...

Good luck:)

Deb

princesssaurora said...

Chris... praying for you... I am so happy for Joey that he has licked this addiction now... while young!!!

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

lanurseprn said...

Good luck to you both. I've heard it said that the craving for a cigarette is one of the strongest known. I hope you can do it!
Great tags...thanks!
Love ya,
Pam

psychfun said...

You can do it! You will feel soooo great later when those symptoms disappear. Just think of the long term. Remember "What About Bob" Ha! Baby Steps!

http://journals.aol.com/psychfun/MeThinksTooMuch/

My New One:

queeniemart said...

i am behind you all the way-YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!  I went cold turkey on 11/21/95, hard to do but i never looked back.
LOVE YOU
lj

jeadie05 said...

I do admire you Chris ,keep up the good work ,I love your snags today all of them lol ...love Jan xx

emmi2sweet said...

Oh Chris, I'm so very proud of you for being smober! Keep going, you will thank yourself later down the road for the healthier life your giving yourself & your son. Emmi

sugarsweet056 said...

Proud of you. You can do it! It'll be hard (like me trying to lose weight)
I have never smoked, but I know how hard it is to quit.
Hugs, Sugar

sassydee50 said...

You go Chris and Joey! Hang in there, Chris! Hopefully the symtoms will ease up sooner rather than later! Blessings, Deb ;-)

pharmolo said...

Well done, Chris, keep it up - no fags!

chat2missie said...

You can do it!!  I know you can.  Love your tags.
Missie

mrsm711 said...

Smober!  Love that one.  Keep up the positive attitude.  This will be one of the hardest things you will ever have to do, but the reward is well worth it.  :)
http://journals.aol.com/mrsm711/LatteDah/       Tracy

rdautumnsage said...

I'll be here cheering you on hon!! Well done, I have faith in you on this. (Hugs) Indigo

chevyz71gurl74 said...

You can do it Chris!!!!!!!
I am so happy for you...prove him wrong =)
I snagged the hayride tag it is adorable thanks!
Hugs,
Terri

eyesbaerle said...

I am sure you can do it! Keep being strong. Hugs, Maria

bgilmore725 said...

My husband quit smoking about 24 years ago... he went the self-hypnosis route, and I remember him practicing the self-hypnosis every day for a couple of weeks. He quit entirely, and I do recall that when he had to be in the presence of other smokers, that was the hardest time for him, but he never went back to smoking. You made the right choice... hang in there, lady! bea

jmoqueen said...

Good luck Chris ~ i know giving up is such a hard thing but you can do it with power and determination xx

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jmoqueen/MyLife/

xxroxymamaxx said...

No, I think it takes longer than a couple of days to get over the blahs of being smober but You can do it!  Hopefully, you still are doing it.  I love all the Zindy stuff you've been doing.  She's a great artist and I wish more tubers would work on her. lol  love, Shelly

my3gifts said...

I know I'm late on this, but I just wanted to tell you how proud I am of you for quitting smoking. I've never smoked (unless you count the two days in college that I smoked I think 3 cigerettes and gagged through them the whole time). Anyways...my parents do and I was always sick growing up, severe colds and every winter bronchitis. After Jordyn (our daughter) was dx with AML leukemia and I found out that 2nd hand smoke (while pg even) was a possible cause I forbid everyone from ever smoking around her and since she died and had other children them, as well as me.

I know it's hard right now, but once you're done you're going to feel so great and think of all the extra money you'll have! I had a teacher once he and his wife put aside the money they'd have spent on cigerettes for 1 year and went on a 4 week vacation!

I'm praying for you and know you can get through this!

God Bless
Christy

preciousone25 said...

I'm late on this, but wanted to say how proud I am of you!!!  I had to roll back to your previous entry to find out what SMOBER was... LOL!!
I think you're doing a great job!!!

Joann

valphish said...

Oh gosh, I love that word "smober".  I have been trying to quit smoking for sometime.  I need to check out her journal.  I have never heard of Chantix.  Interesting.  I wish you luck on your endeavor to quit, hon.  I know how hard it is.  I have quit before.  I need to again.  Wish me luck, too!  Hugs, Val xox'
http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

queenb8261 said...

See I missed this entry. Never hear of the Chantix, but sounds like it's doing it's trick. I know the withdrawal is hell, but hang in.
Love ya and I've gotta go give Shelly some encouragement too.
Love and hugs, Barb

gehi6 said...

Congatulation on an attempt to quit smoking.  At my age we see a lot of the fallout from smoking into old age.  My brother-in-law Tom is going through so much misery with his clogged leg arteries.  I do want to give you encouragement.  My son Raymond is doing well this time and he is quitting, too, because of allergy misery which combined with smoking is not good.  I will have to tell him about being smober  I had such trouble with cravings for bad food, but on the vegan diet I don't have those cravings.  I notice my thighs are not as fat.  I notice good signs every day.  It has been so worth it to change a life style.  Even my skin is better I dont know why.  I laugh at you being disgruntled over your BF working.  He ought to know better.  When my older BFs keep talking about going back to work to make a bunch of money, I discourage them as much as possible!  Gerry