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Dobbin
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Posted in Reasons to quit 09 Mar 2018
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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 and kept posting. It takes time and a robust resolve but eventually the cravings get less and less until they leave. It is all worth the pain in all sorts of ways some unexpected. My chest is clear now. My wife made a full recovery and this morning we took a 2 mile walk with our dog and hardly noticed any fatigue. Thanks again icanquit and all fellow quit buddies who helped. Tip to newbies. The results of quitting are pure magic.

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  • jenno211058 March 10, 2018 | 0:08
    Well done, Dobbin, i haven't gone back n read any of my past stories of a rambling old person,
    Just enjoying life of being A Smoker who chooses not to smoke anymore,,
    its a great feeling not being dependent on a expensive false friend.
  • storm, Murrumbidgee March 10, 2018 | 8:55
    Congratulation Dobbin, it is so nice to see the people that help me through those first months still going so strong.
    I am nearing two years and I would like to thank you and jenno211058 you are both an inspiration to me
  • Pegster March 10, 2018 | 13:13
    Thanks again Dobbin. Your story inspired me when I was at week 2. Please keep giving us updates. Day 37 and still counting. Looking forward to not ever thinking about it.
  • colloquial March 10, 2018 | 15:14
    Nice words Dobbin.very inspiring story mate.Congrats buddy ,keep on the journey.
  • Dobbin March 12, 2018 | 21:14
    Wow Storm. 2 years. It didn’t seem possible when we first set out. All that angst in the first couple of weeks. Well done
  • Dobbin March 12, 2018 | 22:21
    Wow Storm. 2 years. It didn’t seem possible when we first set out. All that angst in the first couple of weeks. Well done
  • Dobbin March 12, 2018 | 22:21
    Wow Storm. 2 years. It didn’t seem possible when we first set out. All that angst in the first couple of weeks. Well done

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