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Monday, February 25, 2008

Too Much Work! I Can't Wait Until Spring Break! About 118 days on Chantix.

Hey All:
I am really tired and need a vacation....OK, maybe I just need a few days to sleep in late. Spring break is coming up March 15th through March 23rd and I am still not sure what I want to do besides look for a new job. I figured between preparing for that History conference I am scheduled to present at and looking for a new job I better be able to get at least a long weekend in. Well, this year has not had a lot of relaxation tired to it but I am finally taking the whole summer off! In the nine years I have been teaching, I have only taken ONE summer off and that was my first year teaching. I will have to wait until June to really relax and I may then still be looking for a new job! I am going to start applying early (during spring break) and hopefully have something lined up by the end of June. Well, I can hope right? I can't believe that it has been 118 days that I have not smoked and a cigarette has sounded pretty good today. I know that thinking about one and smoking one are two different things so as long as I don't take action on my thoughts I will be fine. I called in to refill my Chantix prescription and I am going to do the taper down thing like Maggie did. I will start out by going to one pill day for awhile and then to the half pill thing. I will post about how it goes.


MamaFlo said...

Don't you dare smoke a cigarette! Smoking is not going to help you find another job, it's just going to make you smell nasty, hurt your health, cost you more money, plus it might hurt you from getting another job (some people are really wierd about smokers).
I'm sorry that your job sucks, that makes working miserable. I wouldn't think it would be hard to find a teaching job with the shortage of teachers out there - I sure wouldn't want to be a teacher.
Keep your head held high and know that it will get better.
CONGRATULATIONS on 118 days Quit!!!!!

maggie's mind said...

It's nice making it to the end of a long day not smoking even though it sounded not half bad, isn't it? I can definitely relate.

I'm interested to hear how your tapering off Chantix goes. Like I said on my blog, I really probably did not even need to taper, but it made me feel better doing it that way, and my doctor said it wouldn't hurt, so I went for it. It was really only the very, very last part that I noticed any difference, and that was just increased frequency of tuggings/urges, but not an increase in intensity, so it was a pretty easy transition. I wish you the best!

lynda w said...

Congrats! Good for you on planning to take the summer off. Have you decided what you will do with all that free time?

Brandie said...

Congrats on 118 days! Sorry about your vacation woes -- I just took Mon & Tues off from work, and it made a world of difference. So nice and replinshing! Perhaps you can find time to take a day or two off? Well at least you have spring break coming to save the day.

Good luck on tapering off the Chantix. I started to do that. What you might find is you wind up forgetting your pill and then you'll know it's time to give it up.

Mz Diva said...

So nice to hear from all of you!I have been so busy just trying to get through....seven more days! I will post more when I have time.

lynda w said...

Good Luck getting through your crazy days. I had Mon & Tues off from babysitting and it does make a world of difference - even if you're off because you're sick.