Here's the email I just sent to Marty:
I turn silver today.
My eyes are filling with tears of joy and pride as I type this. It's been like this since it hit me yesterday morning. I have gone a half a year without nicotine. After 40 years and 3 to 4 packs a day, I and finally free of the poison I was addicted to.
Thank you and Joel, and John and everyone else at whyquit and ffn for all you do to help. I won't say, "I couldn't have doen it without your site and help," because we both know I might have done it without any help. But I sure am glad that I didn't have to do it without help.
When I started, even before I started, my quit, I knew that I am responsible. I and I alone was the one who put nicotine into my body. I and I alone was the one who had to stop putting nicotine into my body.
One of the messages of the Freedom Forum is that every quitter bears full responsibility for his or her quit. Fail or succeed it belong to the individual quitter. Since no one else can be blamed if you fail, you get full credit when you succeed. That is why my tears are fulled with both joy and pride. I did this thing. And I am proud that I did.
It's tough to choose a favorite thread. ONE of my favorites is