So my 2 years stopped was Sunday - two days ago. I missed it!
Today somebody asked me how long I had been stopped now and I had to think about it for a bit and realised - damn I missed my quit anniversary.
I hope to all the new quitters and those struggling that what they read from this is that actually two years in and I dont even give it a second thought. The thought of having a cig stuck in between my fingers is so very very alien to me that I find it hard to remember smoking some times, then I laugh at myself cause I did love my smoking.
You guys all keep hanging in - for the first 6 months just keep the faith that it DOES get better, providing you never have another smoke it WILL get better, and then after the first year (for me it was approaching month 9 or 10) everything just absolutely clicks into place...
The huge secret, the big key, is just never have that one, deny yourself it, lock yourself up, go to bed, anything and do not have it..and join me on the road to happiness and freedom.
I will hang about for a little few days now to see old faces and new faces alike you have found this forum, like I did two years ago, and share laughs and tears and most of all get confirmation that the dzziness, the gut wrenching anxiety and panic, the bleeding gums, the horrific cough, the sore legs, itchy skin, horrible taste, colourful phlegm, all of it is perfectly normal for a body breaking the shackles from years of abuse.
Keep up the faith people. If I do not type again then I will next year.