That’s it then 730 days since my last smoke, 23rd of February 2009. Been good since then, I’m a free man now (apart from being wed anyway) Stopped for myself and stayed stopped for myself too. Surprising how other people benefit from my quit too though. Mother-in-Law has been in hospital and instead of having to nip out for a smoke a couple of times she had me for a full hour (thrilling for me too). House smells sweeter, I smell sweeter and I don’t get little burn holes in my clothes now. I don’t think I’m so devious now because I’m not scheming to get some nicotine into me. I stopped smoking after a strange white furry creature grew on my tongue. Turned out it was “Lichen Planus” and “Mild Nuclear Atypia” and after biopsy was told it would be ok, but, if I didn’t stop smoking it would turn into cancer. Like the good boy I am, I stopped; bugger me, about nineteen months later it did turn into cancer. Had op and they dug it all out, pinched my last few gnashers though and it will be months and more surgery on my gums before I can even think of false teeth. Hasn’t stopped me eating as before though. About the only thing I have trouble with is bacon, have even tried salted nuts but got fed up of sucking. Found some smashing supportive people on here and proud to call them friends. Among the closest people to me on here aren’t even named friends but they know who they are, even though all is not well with them, they have still supported me, and, for that I’m grateful. I don’t care how long I’m smoke free, I don’t think I’ll ever feel better than I did when I lasted a full week without a smoke, and after having my first cigarette fifty three years earlier I realised I could stop. Told a member last night I wouldn’t post a saga but it’s turned out to be one so I’m off. Thanks to all who have supported me. David. xx
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