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269 days through with 'em

Posted in Quit experiences 30 Mar 2020

My quit story starts with one failed attempt. Three months in and I smoked another cigarette. 2017.

I went to the hospital in 2019, and lo and behold, I found motivation to quit. I feel like the luckiest person in the world because I'm stupid enough for it not to sink in that it could kill me instantly. Like a stroke or clot.

My Dad was the one who got to me. He said a staunch no as I begged him to get me a pack or two like one big, entitled bi***. I cry, brushing it off sometimes how much I love my father and how much I feel like we might be closer. (Heck, I gave him some shampoo and conditioner). I cry also because it's such a big relief to be done with them. I can feel my body making up for the stuff that 'could have been' lost due to the cancer sticks.

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  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 30, 2020 | 23:13
    Im similar to you. Can be a bit quirky sometimes, but, Its just such a relief to be free of it.
    We are free.
    Dont ever go back to it.
    I will never.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 30, 2020 | 23:23
    It doesnt really matter where the motivation to Quit comes from.

    It only matters that the motivation to Quit is found.

    Its always a mind game
  • r.m.d. March 30, 2020 | 23:33
    No kidding, the addiction makes one believe in things often the opposite of what reality is.

    The Quit can come on either all of a sudden, or with mulling over. It doesn't matter how; be aware of which is in submission, yourself to it, or it. Is it in control of you, or are you really thinking it through?
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 31, 2020 | 0:04
    Yes r.m.d............ If smokers can take the debate of thinking about wanting a puff and just make the final smoke the last puff that is truly their last puff, well, its not only the start, its also the last.
    Its pretty dam simple really!
    Take action and always practice NOPE
    IT starts and finishes there.
  • Happiness March 31, 2020 | 4:41
    It can even be easy once the mind is made up. Cravings become just reminders that the monster needs fed and you now have the power back to deny him. Freedom is wonderful!

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