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  • Birthday 03/13/1977

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    1/1/2019

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  1. That's it. Right there. It's about never ever again taking that first puff. I know that simplifies what is a very complex addiction, but it's the truth. And I continue to remind myself of that. Just don't take that first puff, and you won't ever be a smoker again. I love my wine. I do. But I had to quit drinking in the beginning. For several months. And I still can't drink around smokers. If there are smokers anywhere in the vicinity, I just say no to alcohol. It's safer. I protect my quit at all costs. I'm very lucky that the bars here don't allow smoking anymore. Not that I go to bars often. Usually I enjoy my wine at home or at a friend's house. It sounds like you really, really want to quit. That's half the battle. Now it's all about the business of quitting. We can help you get through that. Take it one day at a time. You CAN do this!
  2. Welcome aboard, Andrew! You've gotten some great feedback above. I wanted to add that I've gotten heart palpitations with anxiety attacks, and anxiety attacks are common early in the withdrawal process. Your mind may not even feel all that anxious, but the symptoms will show up in your body--racing heart, shortness of breath, sweating, etc. Nicotine withdrawal can certainly cause this to happen. It's great that you got checked out just to be sure, but now IF it happens again, just remind yourself that your body is healing from a very nasty addiction, and take some slow, deep breaths. I had some heart palpitations early in my quit. I used them as incentive. I don't want to have a heart attack, and if I continue to smoke I will certainly have one--probably in the next 10 years. (I've lost several family members to smoking-related heart disease. They all had heart attacks very young.) Keep going...one hour at a time! You can do this!
  3. Welcome aboard the train, @HAL 9000!!!
  4. Get well soon, Jill! Your presence is very missed here!
  5. Well done! The first 72 hours are the toughest. You've proven to yourself that you can exist without smoking. That's good work!
  6. - abbynormal - 384 days quit - We got a new truck, so like, that's pretty cool. It'll be the first vehicle we own that I won't smoke in ever! - I don't do selfies, but this pretty much sums it up:

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