Saturday, March 19, 2011

Concentration

I forget how long it took my brain to adjust to not having frontal lobe stimulants delivered with remarkable efficiency whenever I need to concentrate hard on something. I'm operating at 80% mentally, I think. Good enough to accomplish most things, but not all.

5 comments:

Larry Sheldon said...

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Assistant Village Idiot said...

No longer taking 16 doses of nicotine to the frontal lobes every day.

Larry Sheldon said...

I suspected that was the case.

Good for you.

There will come a time when you might question that stimultion thing, but for now, you might find one of Bill's friends--they have some good ideas.

I didn't use any crutches, I just quit one day. Which reminds me--make a note of the date, or something about it.

Doctors will, for the rest of life, ask you when you quit.

I don't know. I had seen too many people in embarrassing back-slides, I didn't say anything about it, I just quit.

My wife (since I had not smoked in the house for years) wasn't sure when I did.

Good luck to you.

One day at a time.

dangph said...

It takes a while for the brain chemistry to readjust. That is quite normal.

If my own experience is anything to go by, your brain will be telling to immediately stop this course of action and to give in to the addiction. It will be telling you that you will be unhappy and mildly retarded--functioning at 80% of capacity--for the rest of your life.

Do not listen to your brain. It is just reacting to the lack of neurotransmitters. It thinks something is going horribly wrong. It doesn't see the big picture.

The big picture is that at the end of it you will come back stronger than ever.

Jonathan said...

maybe you should clarify that you're functioning at 80% of your normal capacity, not 80% of peak capacity.