Wow, does time ever fly. The year 2016 is gone, and 2017 is here! It's been quite some time since I've posted, and I've had several of you reach out to make sure things are alright; so I wanted to take a quick moment to update everyone on how things have been going. TL;DR: Things are good! I can't complain, anyways.
I've never been one to faithfully keep track of my sober dates. I have no idea exactly when I stopped using opiates intravenously; only an approximate guess. However when it came to quitting smoking, I shared many of my struggles through Twitter and here on my Blog, so this time around I do know my exact quit date. As of May 14th, 2016, I will officially have 6 months free of Tobacco and Nicotine. How's it going, you ask? Well... if you're looking for an honest answer, there's good days and bad.
Before the New Year arrives, I wanted to give an update on how I've been fairing as a non-smoker. I've successfully made it just under 50 days smoke-free now, and it feels amazing. While I struggled through the process of quitting, now that I'm over the biggest hump I've been absolutely fascinated by how little of it was actually physical, and just how much was psychological
Ever since I managed to kick my habit of injecting opiates and found a path back to recovery, I've desperately wanted to add cigarettes to the list of substances I'm no longer actively addicted to. Over the years, my relationship with Cigarettes had become abusive, and I was no longer happy. I had made several attempts to break it off and leave, but Cigarettes would have absolutely none of it. Our toxic relationship was effecting my health, causing problems in my chest and lungs, and leaving me feeling down and defeated. Yet try as I might, I just wasn't able to completely break it off and make the big leap into a tobacco-free life... until now.
Despite my best intentions of updating you on my progress with Entry #3 much sooner than this, I hit a bit of an unexpected roadblock; leaving me without a whole lot to give an update on. But now that things are back on track, I am ready to fill you in on exactly how I have faired in the 3 since my last entry.
For years I have been familiar with the use of eCigs. Whether it be for novelty or the purpose of quitting smoking, these nifty little devices have peeked my interest from the beginning. However due to lack of funds, high prices, minimal access and lack of information at the time; I decided vaping wasn't for me. I was of course still very curious about them, but given the barriers, I put it on the back burner and moved on. But everything changed last night when I pulled that pot back to the front, and cranked the burner up to high...
How exactly, did I end up puffing on vaporized Nicotine infused eJuice, through some sort of futuristic looking contraption with a mouthpiece?
By K. Lanktree
- Freelance Writer -
- Blog Mistress -
- Former IV Drug User -
- Methadone Patient -
- Lover of all things Harm Reduction -
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