Saturday, December 17, 2011

Addiction & Withdrawals..

So Dave is going through some serious withdrawals right now...

Dave has been a smoker for at least 10 years.

He used to smoke marijuana before we met and once I found out I was pregnant with DJ, I made him choose between his habit and his family. Well obviously he chose his family. I used to smoke, but once I found out I was pregnant, I quit cold turkey and never went back. I have asked him to quit for years, but he never seems to have the strength/will power. I am happy to announce that he hasn't had a cigarette in over 36 hours..

I know what you are thinking, "Psshh 36 hours?!"

But that is when the withdrawals start kicking in and the urges are insane. He has been so sick to his stomach and can't sleep. He is coughing up, what sounds to be his lungs. He started getting the shakes this morning and was seriously doubting himself. I told him that if he doesn't believe in himself, at least know that his family does. His children will thank him later in life for this.

I'm so proud of the steps he is taking. He got 2 big boxes of gum for his white elephant gift at work and he says he will be chewing gum whenever he has the urge. He wrote on our bathroom mirror "I will not smoke today." He said "I can't look at this long term. I have to take it day by day." Which is totally true.

His mother passed away from Lung Cancer when he was 18 years old. I think he has finally come to realize that he wants to be around when his kids graduate college, get married and start families. He works in an industry where over 3/4 of the employees smoke. I know he is going to have a hard time, but like he told me this morning he has to take it one day at a time..

Any prayers and/or positive vibes are greatly appreciated during this transition..

Thanks ♥



KERRY said...

Wow what a huge positive and awesome thing your husband is doing!!! I hope he hangs in there and fights the temptation. He and all of you will be better off for it :)

Laura said...

Best of luck to him!!