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.

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??!!’

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.

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