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18 months today

Posted in Staying quit 14 Mar 2020


So 18 months today. Its not easy. I'm one of those people who still thinks about nicotine multiple times a day even after 18 months.... I think I'll always feel this way... No, it's not as bad as the first three months but it is annoying.

Other news, I final.had the balls to get a chest. X-ray ... After 20 years of heavy smoking I was sure there would be cancer or other disease ... Nope. My lungs are as clean as someone who has never smoked.. so clear they heal much quicker than we have previously be told. Stay strong every one!

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  • Nuts March 14, 2020 | 12:24
    Well done mate. If you have to think about nicotine , think about how bad it is. Glad your X-Rays were clear 🤗💕
  • Happiness March 15, 2020 | 0:38
    Yes think the negative of smoking and don't idolize them. Remember they did nothing for you and that while you were lucky that your lungs escaped being ravished, that other parts of your body may have suffered unknown damage. Take a deep breath and be so thankful and hopeful. The body and mind can heal when given the chance.
  • Red-67 March 15, 2020 | 0:40
    Great on the 18 months, but why hold on to any good thoughts about them.?
    Ok, I have a friend, quit 10+ years ago, and still thinks about one sometimes. She still has cigarettes in her house, and car. She still thinks like a smoker. Some say, once a smoker, always a smoker, but just don't light up. That sounds like torture. It does not HAVE to be that way. Find a way to let that go, and embrace becoming a non smoker. For me, and some others, the addiction to smoking is no more than a memory, of how stupid I was for too long.. :)
  • softly40 , Mid North Coast March 15, 2020 | 10:10
    Great News on both counts of 18 months smoke free and your clear chest Xray results, what more positive proof have you than that.

    Your problem of remembering the thoughts of smoking are just that....Memories which are in the past. I still think about those times or situations that I am in when I used to smoke and that is all that it is. The difference for me is that I am glad I don't need to light up when those thoughts come to mind. They are just thoughts let them float away.
  • Raydog March 16, 2020 | 14:19
    Oh Dude congrats!! Flippin huge news on an xray! I figure I’ll make the same post in about a year. I wanted to smoke so bad today at day 50 but beat the nic demon!

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