Good day all, this was such a perfect post to read today. Erica, at day 75, wrote out exactly what I'm going through now (day 69 for me today). It's not craves, triggers, etc. It's the junky, the reptile brain, trying to get me to take a cigarette. It's every perfect wonderful memory of smoking pushed to the forefront, while the horror of it -- truly hideous enough to make me quit -- sleeps in the background like an exhausted puppy. It's my job, as owner and commander in chief of my rational mind, to take control of it, stop romanticizing the nightmare I've escaped from, and move forward.
It was super important to me to read that post today; I had a rough, tough go with it this morning, and I felt just angry that it's happening at this stage. I needed Erica's wisdom. Thanks Erica, quit now for years and years. You probably won't see this, but know that your post from 7 years ago helped a newbie today.