Im sorry to have not been around very much this last few years. When I was starting my quit, i lived on this site. I read, read, and read some more. I got educated, and support I didnt know existed. I would look at members 1 year free as superman, those 2 years free well, just freaky, and those smartys @ 5years plus, well they were unattainable gods in my book.
My addiction was over 20 years, and over 10 packs (25) a week. NEVER did i imagine I could be the author of todays post.
Ive recently passed my 5 year mark, and believe it or not, i didnt even celebrate the occasion. Im so removed from my addiction, i pay little attention to it these days. I am forever wary, i never let myself slip up. But it is true, you will wake one day, and your 1st thought WONT be about smoking.
I do remember how much I relied on the past experience of the many champions here. I owe so much to Joel, this site, and the Forum which gave me soooooo much support. Im truly sorry to have not returned the favour. I will spend more time here, to help anyone who asks.
Bless u all