Good morning. At least so far it's good. I got to work at 7:45 am which leaves me about half an hour to write this before I have to dig deep for the long day ahead.
I first want to start off by telling you that I slept better than I have in so long I can't even remember. I slept so well that when the alarm went off at 6:05 am, I didn't throw my phone on the floor. (I know...that's really destructive and abusive behavior but my phone has a case so I wouldn't worry too much about it). I actually can't believe I got through a night without a nightmare and cold sweats and I bring this up only because I know it's got to have something to do with the fact that I haven't been smoking and here's how I know...
The one time I tried the patch was quite possibly the stupidest thing I have ever done. I tried it with no intention of actually quitting, and believe it or not, placed the patch on my arm after just having had a cigarette. Not only did I do that....but I didn't read the instructions until about 30 minutes after I put the patch on. Why? Because I was microwaving a hot pocket and I thought monitoring the progress of my mid day snack was far more important than reading the instructions for the patch. After all...it's a sticker. I mean, right? You put it on...and you walk away, then you EAT your hot pocket and THEN you read the instructions. But that's not how it played out. I actually finished the hot pocket, and fell asleep on the sofa chair while the Price Is Right carried on in the background. Classic. I know. The nap didn't last long. I woke up 20 minutes later crying.... and not just like...a few tears.... like someone was after me crying...sobbing is probably a better and more accurate description. Then when I had collected myself, and realized that Keyser Soze clones were NOT chasing me,... I calmed down, and read the instructions at which point I realized... the patch isn't like birth control. You don't shower with it. It's like a 10 minute deal which means I basically got 3 times the dose of nicotine I should have had which means I basically O.D.'d on nicotine which means I'm officially an asshole.
Next time,...will read directions before taking on hot pocket... I mean...patch.