Sunday, September 21, 2008

So Much

A day? What a difference a month makes! And a busy month at that.

Logistically, it's been busy. Two week trips to Belgium to teach, a week of teaching in Holland, and a few days in Denmark for a trade show again. This week I work four days then I'm off to Canada for a week.

Spiritually and emotionally, it's been busy. That dinner date went well. I'm cooking for two a lot more often. Alas I'm also worried for my Mom's health. Thus the trip so soon back to Canada.

Physically, it's been busy. I spent two-weeks sick with only a half-day off work. Over the same time-period I've gotten back into nutritional and fitness and I'm happy with the progress. And even better than that, I'm quitting smoking!

I have no doubt it's all over TV advertisements in North America, but I hadn't ever heard of Champix (tm) before meeting last week with my doctor. "Take these pills, keep smoking a week, then take these stronger ones and stop smoking." It was pressented to me as that easy, and I think it might actually be!

At least the first week is easy. "Take these pills and keep smoking." Too easy. But each day I've noticed I'm smoking less and getting less out of each attempt. I say attempt, because for most of my life the craving for a cigarette has been immediately satisfied by, a cigarette. Champix blocks that. So cigarette breaks are becoming pointless. Thankfully at the same time this medication reduces the urge to smoke, leaving me happy with the idea of soon being smoke-free.

Smoke-free, back to exercise, eating well? Gosh, if I'm not careful I may soon find myself "healthy"!


quilly said...

My prayers are with your mother.

Nancy said...

Just tell everyone to keep out off your way, 'cause I know how grumpy you can get when not smoking ;-) LOL

Good luck my friend, but I'm sure you'll kick the habit and I think you even could have done it without medication.

Although not for a nice reason, I wish you well on the trip back home, give everyone my love

Anonymous said...

If you are a smoker and have ever attempted to quit smoking then you may be aware of the difficulties that are faced once you have quit. There is no denying the fact that quitting can be tough, but the task can be made easier by the use of effective medications such as Chantix .

I Dive At Night said...

Right, in Europe Chantix is called Champix. Either way, it makes quitting so much easier!!! Compared to the pain and trauma of past attempts, it's downright easy. So far.

How do we now kick the adiction to the medication???

Update, all is well everywhere. :-)

Nancy said...

Glad to hear al is wel everyhwere ;-)