How I Quit Smoking Pot: Day 15 and I Haven’t Killed Anyone Yet

Today is Day 15 in my quest to stop smoking marijuana. I’ve made it successfully through my first two weeks! The support community on the blog is growing and there’s a lot of great positive support being shared around the globe.

This quest has not been without it’s challenges – I have been extra cranky and irritable and I’m sure I’ve pissed off a number of people. I’ve also alienated my own mother, and even though it was regarding another issue, I’m sure she’s blaming it on “withdrawals”.

I’m finding that I’m not really suffering through physically withdrawals (at least I don’t think I am – but I guess the irritability refutes that), but that I just have to fight the habit of turning to pot when I get upset or frustrated. Even though I have a stash close by – I haven’t turned to it once. I keep telling myself that I am striving for optimal health and that is not possible when smoking anything.

Some really, really good things are happening, but at the same time I do realize that I desperately need to find another way to cope with the daily pain that I endure due to herniated discs in my neck. Come to think about it, I’m not really sure if I am irritable from pot withdrawals – or simply from being in almost constant pain …

At any rate, the amount of support that I’ve been getting during the past week (since I went public with YouTube videos and sent a very personal email to 4,628 of my closest friends) has been amazing. There is no way I can let y’all down! Thank you very much – I am so grateful!

4 Commentsto How I Quit Smoking Pot: Day 15 and I Haven’t Killed Anyone Yet

  1. Katie says:

    I am so glad you have managed to not kill anyone yet!
    Lol, sorry, that part made me laugh!

    I can definitely relate to your moods, yesterday I was described as “short fused” and “explosive” (I see a theme…)
    I’m sure those around you (especially people you are close to) will understand completely that you are going through some big life changes, and while it may give them the shits now, they can’t expect you to be all ‘sunshine and lollipops’!!

    Chin up!!!
    🙂

    • Joe Kennedy says:

      Thank you for your encouragement Katie. I’m sure some of it is irritability from getting used to not using, but unfortunately I think that much of it for me comes from suffering from chronic pain due to a long standing neck injury. I’ve been an a**hole for quite some time now and cannot blame it all on marijuana. My ex used to beg me to smoke just so that I’d calm down and not be acting out so much pain. Still looking for a clean solution for that, but hanging on to hope. Almost through Day 15!

      I really appreciate you and all the support you are giving everyone. You are awesome! So glad you are here.

      • Katie says:

        I wish I was qualified to help, or even give you some suggestions!!
        I am going to speak to some people (over this side of the world lol) who might know something, and see if they might be able to offer any suggestions or advice for you! :-/

        • Joe Kennedy says:

          Thanks again for your kindness Katie. I have found through many years of experience, Western style doctors are definitely NOT the answer. They just want to write prescriptions for the drug companies.

          MMJ really did work for me in a lot of ways, but also had it’s negative affects.

          I’m really going to see if I can find away to afford to get back into acupuncture treatments – it’s really helped in the past.

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