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originally posted by: opethPA
Hell yah, congrats!
I have never smoked or been drunk so I can't imagine the appeal of either but anyone beating an addiction deserves credit .
originally posted by: FortAnthem
a reply to: MagesticEsoteric
After seeing my wife struggle and fail several times throughout our marriage, I know what you're going through. Keep toughing it out and you can beat this. I'm just glad I never took up that habit. I dabbled a little bit when in the military but never took it up seriously.
Of course, after years of healthy living, I'M the one who comes down with cancer in the family while the wife is still healthy. Who said life is fair right?
originally posted by: calstorm
Congrats! I am at 1 year 4 months. The hardest part after that first few weeks was when I got stressed out, but now, even if I am really upset they no longer sound appealing. I am telling you this because over the next year there will be stressful times, and you may be tempted to have just one. Don't! Don't give in, I came close a few times but I never gave in and now I am craving free even when I have a horribly bad day.
Now go treat yourself for your huge accomplishment.
originally posted by: whyamIhere
Tell me how...
Way to go. You must have a strong will.
I'm pissed at myself for being so weak.
originally posted by: NowanKenubi
It'll be a year for me this June 7th. But I hardly have any merit as I was easily able to stop after a head and neck injury that messed my "ability" to feel pain like regular folks now.
When I first saw I could stop smoking without problems, I switched from cigarettes to cigarillos for 6 months... lol I wanted to see if I would feel the craving, but nope. And I would smoke around 25 a day the few weeks before I stopped.
Still, if you had known me before, you would think it is quite an accomplishment on my part since I really liked to smoke. But what's the use of doing something that you don't feel anymore?
So a very big Congrats for you! You have lots of merits and should be proud. I don't feel my cravings anymore, but I remember them, and I'm almost glad I had an accident that cut them away from the realm of my reality... lol
All the best to you!
originally posted by: 2manyholes
a reply to: MagesticEsoteric
Congrats to you Majestic!!! I do know how hard it is and what a huge milestone it is. You have every right to be proud of yourself. I just hit my 7 yrs in Feb. If you don't mind me saying don't ever think you can smoke just one or for just a special or stress occassion. I had quit before, made it through 10yrs and started up when a family member passed thinking it would just get me through and I'd quit again. It took me another 15yrs before I was able to quit again, for good this time.
Now go do something very special for yourself, you've earned it!