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Here's Mickey!

Posted in Staying quit 14 Jun 2012

Hello Gerry and fellow quitters. I do indeed have some news. Today is my 150th day as a non-smoker and that is exactly 5 months. Gerry, I believe you will have some news tomorrow?

Today I had a meeting with a guy who has been quit for 7 years. He was a minimum pack a day smoker. He never thinks about smoking these days. There is hope for us all!

I really am thrilled that I have not had a single puff for 5 months. And while some days early on were very difficult and some weeks seemed to drag on forever, this time has passed fairly quickly. It doesn't seem that long ago that I quit. Still .... forever vigilant!

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  • Gerry1 June 14, 2012 | 16:01
    Here's Mickey, LOL
    Great work Mickey. Not only on reaching 150 days but also coming to this site regularly to support others.
    Maybe we can have this month dedicated to those who have reached 50 days, 100 days, 150 or 200 days but more importantly those who have made the decision and have gone ONE day without smoking.
  • Roseyk June 14, 2012 | 21:44
    Way to go Mickey, that is the best news:) Can't believe it's 5 months ago since I read your first post about quitting. And Gerry is so right, now you are such a great support to so many people on this site. Look forward to your post in 30 days when you hit the 1/2 year mark...Woohoo!!!
  • NowaNonSmoker!, Western Sydney June 14, 2012 | 23:59
    Hey Mickey. You are indeed inspirational! Congratulations on your 150. 5 months is a long time but it's gone so fast. All the best to you Mickey. Thanks for your support too.
  • Gerry1 June 15, 2012 | 3:56
    150 days for me also. :)
  • Freakboy June 15, 2012 | 16:17
    Heh buddy I have 8 days left in Australia before I move I overseas for the next 18 months. I just want to thank you for all your support and encouragement. Your advice and words have always provided me with guidance at just the right time. Congratulations on the big 150. I spend a lot of time coaching and mentoring so more than most appreciate what you give of yourself to this site and everyone on it. Take care stay alert and be proud of yourself.
  • MickeyJ, Southern NSW June 15, 2012 | 18:18
    Thanks Freakboy ... appreciate your words. I think the great thing about this site is that we all feed off each other in one way or another. Even when people are at their lowest of lows and post on here, as I have done a couple of times, it humanises the whole process, and let's us know we're not alone.
    I'm gonna miss you dude! Good luck with your move. I've done the o/s move a couple of times and know what a big deal it is and it can be stressful, but always exciting and an adventure.
  • rainbow4006 June 15, 2012 | 19:50
    Hey MickeyJ congrats! its a huge achievement
  • PallMall, South Western Sydney June 17, 2012 | 22:07
    Mickey, Congratulations on 150 you're a champion - I've now got to 90 with the help of people like you on this site thanks

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