I had LANAP surgery last week... it's laser surgery on my gums. The dentist told me to try not to smoke. He explained that the blod clots are needed to get it to heal from the inside out. So I finished the pack that I had over the next two days (bad me, I know, I tried to be gentle) and haven't smoked in 3 and a half days now. The problem is that Mountain Dew was my other vice (any dentist will tell you that the stuff is horrible for your teeth). He didn't tell me to quit that, but for the past two days now that I am not smoking the stuff tastes awful. I thought it was really sweet before, now it tastes sour. So in addition to not smoking I am not getting my caffeine either. And I am not allowed to eat solids so I'm starving, throw in the PMS thing... I feel soooo sorry for the family!