Thanks! I opted to use the patch again. The thing about the patch is, I have learned not to smoke while wearing it...the hard way. A few years ago, last time I tried to quit, my patch fell off when i got to work, and I thought I was ok so I smoked. Got the shakes really bad and couldn't stand up. Had to go him. Resumed smoking.
This time, I was to try Chantix, but insurance wouldn't pay for it. So I tried the patch again, a little wiser. That was the first week of September. I did ok until I finished the program. I craved every minute for nicotine, and smoking was the only thing I could think of. I was in a wedding on November 1st, and I smoked about 5 or 6 cigs. I knew I would. God, it was incredible. I miss smoking.
But...I haven't had any since that night. Nor have I bought any. I crave hard, and suffer from bouts of depression, anxiety, and anger. I feel like something has been ripped away from me.
It is tough. But I have my kids to think about. Cancer runs in my family, so my wife is super-happy I quit. If it wasn't for her and my kids, I'd go buy a carton right now.