For those that don’t know, I had my last cigarette on the 2 January 2008. Shortly thereafter, I wrote a blog about my experience: The End of Smoking. Well, I did a bit of checking, mostly with my health insurers, and it turns out I could not consider myself a non-smoker until at least three months had passed.
So, yesterday was the two month mark of my not smoking; leaving only one month until I am officially a non-smoker.
Do I miss it? Suprisingly, I don’t. I don’t really think about it and, on occasion, I have forgotten to tell friends with whom I have not communicated since the New Year. Its only when they light up that I remember to tell them my good news. Its a wonderful feeling actually.
I also had my follow-up with my consultant today in relation to my colitis treatment. He is very pleased with my progress, but I am to remain on the medication at least for another three months. I suspect it will be some time before he even considers lowering the dosage and, perhaps, a few years before I can bin the medication altogether. I don’t mind, as my absence record has already been reduced and we’re only in March. I still feel quite good and I’m still losing weight.