Wish I'd Said It

Weeds are flowers too - once you get to know them.

- A. A. Milne

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Still Not Smoking

Okay, it's been a week. No patch. No gum. No homocides. Yet.

The physical aspects of withdrawal have been easier to deal with than I'd expected: no case of the shakes or screaming meemies. My sunny disposition remains intact and if you don't believe me you can just stop reading, go outside, close your eyes and run around until you get by a truck and see if I care. Loser.

I have two semi-major issues: I can't seem to sleep for more than four hours at a stretch and I'm having trouble focusing for extended periods (such as might be required if a person was to, oh, I don't know, write something longer than one sentence.)

Otherwise, things are just peachy. Really.

Go away now.


Unique said...

Hang in there, Frank.
You can do it.

Write one sentence. Walk away.

Come back, write one more. Walk away....repeat, repeat, repeat.

It will take a while but hey, you'll be getting exercise, too.
(Find your bright side where you can) :D

Amy said...

Good for you, Frank!

(going away now...)

Bhaswati said...

I will go away right after posting this comment.

You are doing great! Just keep at it, and it will become natural before you know.

Frank Baron said...

Unique - you've pretty much described the process nowadays.

Thanks Amy. :)

Thank you too Bhaswati. :)

September said...

peachy is good. :) and good for you! hang in there.

Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Woo Hoo! Frank! Congratulations! I've actually forgotten when I quit even though it's not been that long ago. It's probably in the AW archives somewhere.

Had the same problem with sleep and concentration...but then, I always had those problems. HA HA!

Keep up the good work!

Shwebb said...


I hope you can feel the good wishes from all of us coming toward you.

Keep running the race; we're cheering you on.

Frank Baron said...

Esther, Jo and Shelly - thanks muchly. It really does help having folks rooting for ya'. :)

Anne C. Watkins said...

(((hugs))) Been there, done that. Well, not exactly...cigarettes, not a pipe...but I expect the feeling's similar. Hang in there, Frank. It gets better. :)