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Grit your teeth and go through the pain. That’s what I decided to do three years ago. I joined this forum a few months later and really glad I did. As with all of us I soon picked up some quit buddies and I will always be eternally grateful to them. I realise that one puff will put me back in the road to destruction so I often visit here and check out the recent posts. Thanks icanquit.
1045 days free of nicotine and rarely think of cigarettes other than those poor people having to sneak out for a “ fix “. After 53 years of smoking I finally quit. For me I was just sick of the whole habit. I had half tried to quit a few times but this time I knew enough was enough. I took a selfie of me smoking my last cigarette , took a deep breath , and made a decision to face whatever came at...
This was my unwritten bucket list
Green and yellow teeth
Throwing money away
Coughing up green or yellow sputum
Shortening of life
Yellow hands and hair
Shortness of breath
Not being able to taste effectively
Brown walls and ceilings
1000 days quit today and appreciate all the help reaching this milestone. My mother passed two weeks ago and I was screaming for a cigarette. Thanks to all the help I have had here over the last 2.7 years I was able to resist until the temptation passed. Thanks Icanquit and all those who shared my journey in the early days. Dobbin.
969 days from my last cigarette and it still amazes me that I rarely think of a cigarette let alone desire one. For those that have just started just hang on because the rewards are fantastic.
I have a cold at the moment and I was remembering those dreadful bouts of bronchitis caused from smoking. Hot and cold sweats. Rasping coughs. Bringing up foul green stuff. Coughing all night trying to br...
Just over 2 and a half years quit and have been reading some stories here. I remembered the first weeks quit with all the pain and angst. My wife had recently had a triple heart bypass and was in recovery at aged 65 and I knew that the cigarettes must go. I had been smoking for 53 years and was overwhelmed with self disgust over the nicotine habit. This site was a life saver and I stayed close an...
900 days without a cigarette Still can’t believe that I am no longer “owned” by the demon. Lia goes one better with a 1000 days clean. Well done Lia and keep that 100 days gap between us. Thanks icanquit for all the help here. Great forum.
I have come to realize that staying quit and not having that obsession with ciggies is not a “non event “ if that makes sense. It is fantastic to see those quitters here that are staying the course but those that have disappeared I often wonder about. It may be they are fed up with posting but it could also mean they have given in to the “ monkey on the shoulder “. After 53 years smoking and 895...
876 days quit and had a weird dream. Dreamed I was playing at Glastonbury and on the way got stuck in a cafe waiting for other band members to turn up. In frustration someone offered me a cigarette which I took and lit up. Thought I better share this as who knows what deep subconscious thoughts lurk in us.
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