I also decided to make a cup of tea instead in order to avoid a coffee trigger. Not to worry though, I am going to knitting guild in a few hours and will be making a stop at Starbucks – Peggy and Ricki will be with me, so my mind will be focused on something other than ‘okay, here’s the coffee, where’s the cigarette??!!’
I put my patch on first thing this morning. I decided not to do it last night — after I wake up in the morning, I don’t have the first smoke for at least an hour and maybe more, so I figured why have the nicotine in my system all night long? The patch was kind of itchy and tingly at first, but that has subsided and now I don’t feel it.
Thank you so much for all your emails and comments of support — it is making a big difference in how I am feeling about quitting! Go over and see Vicki – she’s quitting too.