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36 hours ...sort of   Quit Stories and Journals

Started 9/4/19 by Meredith (GettinFree); 10860 views.
In reply toRe: msg 86

Yes, seven months is a milestone.

But the REAL milestone was not noticing and having to figure out why SusanK was congratulating me.

Hot dang, I really am gonna be a nonsmoker.

AND, nothing is handled. Not One Puff Ever.

Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)


A great big CONGRATULATIONS, Meredith.  I know, who woulda thought ........


From: Loreficent


So...I had insomnia the other night...stayed up reading your journal here. Thoroughly enjoyed it! You had me cracking up and commiserating the whole way, so, thank you!

Hope you’re well and still free!!

Oh, wow, thank you! This forum is so amazing, not just for the support but the opportunity to Get It All Said...

I am still free, and well, and loving it!

How about you? How are you doing, quitting at a time like this?


From: Loreficent


Oh man! Right? Well, glad I finally did for sure. Maybe in some ways it’s easier. This forum is thee bomb. Exactly what I needed and what is getting me through. My last one was February 23rd I think, had one slip and learned it didn’t make me feel that good to feel that sh——y. So, I’m done. I absolutely knew when I finally did it I would regret not doing it years ago, and I do. But regret, like guilt, is non productive so I’m over that. Still some thoughts through the day, but they pass really fast.

Where are you?

Congratulations on getting past the first month!! For me at least, it was the absolute hardest part. Nice work letting the thoughts slide right on by!

I'm in the Denver, Colorado area. How about you?


From: Loreficent


I’m in Portland, Oregon. 
Yeah...it’s a lot of mental chatter and jibber jabber.  I have definitely found it best for me not to tug o’ war with my addict. Not even stepping in that pile of doo stuff. Just nod and walk along...
We’ll see about that dreaded 3 month mark I keep hearing about. 


From: JerseyDee


Hello Meredith -- your nails look very nice.   Did you get gels or straight up acrylic? 

Are nail salons open by you?  Where are you?

I just get polish change on my own nails .. no gels, etc . but ALL the salons are closed by me.  Nail salons and hair salons have been closed for weeks and my hair and nails look a total disaster : ( 

I am in New Jersey.  Where are you?


I'd gotten them to celebrate my three-month-smober anniversary back in late November. It was a very interesting two-week experiment with acrylics which ended when I zigged and the acrylics zagged and I pulled a fingernail off.  I have no idea if nail salons are open near me now (presumably not, I would hope) as I've been rehabbing my nails from letting the salon remove the acrylics -- I have since learned why you don't do that. ;) On the bright side, I've started painting my own nails again and am much happier for it. 

They sure were pretty though...


From: JerseyDee


Oh .. I get it .. sorry .. didn't catch on to date at first, etc ..

Congrats in your long term quit by now.  When I reach 6 mos I may treat myself to gels as a reward with the money I will save .. but will never go the acrylic route again .. used to get them years ago and they do totally destroy your actual nails underneath them though.  Know from experience as well.  But know friends who get gels and swear by them.

All salons for everything here are totally closed.  Need highlights so bad I look like a friggen' skunk! .. But life could be worse .. could have a loved on inside a hospital on a ventilator right now so I will try to refrain from vanity complaints.

Best, Deana

3/5/20 .. found my path to freedom.