When I resolved to begin this quit, I also resolved to go to an ENT (ear-nose-throat) doctor to get checked out asap. As long as I was dipping, I would never do this, of course, because it would be like going to a whorehouse right before going to church: hypocritical. On around Day 6 of this quit, a node under my chin right where I used to place my dip swelled up and was painful to the touch. I've been here before: any experienced dipper has had changes in their oral cavity that concern them.
Fog is still hanging around, but is more manageable. I'll get a sharp crave when something familiar triggers, but I've been able to bat them down. The last couple days at work have been worthless - I've decided that's okay. But I've got to pick it up soon, and without my pinch. I'm still too enthralled with the IDEA of NOT dipping to feel too much temptation. It's sort of a novelty not to have that stuff swirling around my insides. 11 days? I mean, I've done it before, but it still seems
Alot less foggy today. And surprised about that - remember being in heavy fog last quit for weeks on end. Anxiety also in check (somewhat). Lymph node under my chin inflamed and scaring the shit out of me - sprung up on Day 7 or so of this quit. That's the real anxiety. I hate all these scares, and for what? Anything that brings this many people together to a site just to get it out of their lives is something that you don't want to be screwing around with. A little time on the other side
I've "quit" thousands of times over the last 18 years or so. I've had 2 quits since finding this site. The first lasted around 28 days, the second less than that. Not a great track record. So I'll blog my way through this time as another tool at my disposal to stay quit.
Strangely, Day 8 (today) is worse than Day 1. I remember this phenomenon last time: I don't want a dip so much as I just want to be able to concentrate and feel normal. If eatinq squash (I don't like squash much) wou
Had really bad cravings tonight. I've had cravings all day, but there was a particular one tonight that was brutal. It lasted 14 minutes. My mouth felt physically swollen, like it was hurting for a dip.
My mind went through all the usual tricks -
"Why would you ever want to put yourself through this?"
"You have time - you can quit later."
"You're really stressed from work. You need snuff to deal with the pressure."
But then I had an unusual thought - THIS IS ALL IN MY HEAD. M
At this point, I'm over 9 hours in to quitting "cold turkey."
I think I am doing pretty good. Yesterday, after the first 3 hours, I was dumpster-diving for those last two pouches I had thrown away. Then I re-committed, but 7 hours later I was at the c-store for a new can.
Today, despite some difficult circumstances, I am staying committed. It's been helping to think that, the longer I go, the easier it will be. The worst is already behind me, and I never have to live through that again
How am I going to do this thing?----Quitting is for quitters i used to say.
I 've tried so many times over the past 20 years. I' ve gone from chew to cigars and cigars to chew, from every other concocktion i could think of. My dentist fixed my gums over 10 years ago and told me to quit and i said i would or will. I 've had every excuse in the book, after hunting season, in the spring, during the winter, bla--bla---bla. I am ashamed of myself to be controlled by a can of crap.
i don't know how
So I almost got 5 months, dip free now. Bought my 100 day coin, very nice, heavy metal not cheap plastic. thanks dave!
I really did not expect to make it this long, to be honest with you. I have had some tough times and some real outside pressures to cave, but I didn't. Because I knew nothing would change from just having a dip, the problem is still there and very real. Like everyone on this site say's, remember why you quit this stupid, gross, habit in the first place! I have gotten gastritis
Hello, my name is hound. I have recently quit chew or dip 9 day's ago.
The other day i saw a man spitting into an over flowing cup of nasty that smelled horrid.
for the first in my life, i realized that this is one nasty ass habit. Times like that may help me stay quit.
I hope everyone is staying strong and fighting with all they got, remember, were in this together. hound.
So I had my first nic fit tonight. I was tired and working and I realized I was jonesing for a dip. I shook my head and didn't do it. This is going to suck, but I am determined to succeed. The nic fit didn't last very long. I'll try and remember to time them going forward. I don't think they last very long.
I am 57 years old and have been dipping snuff for about 35 years. The dipping part is bad enough but the worst part about it was the lies that I told my wife. I would contantly tell her that I was quit but she always found the evidence. I always promised her I would quit but I never did. I hope this last time hasn't pushed her to the point of completely giving up on me, but I couldnt blame her if she did. Im turning to this group for help. I cant do this on my on. I have tried before but
Hello all, hello self. Tomorrow is my quit date. I've chewed consistent since I was in High School. I'm now 34 and still at it. I easily chew a can a day, sometimes more. I have stopped chewing a few times before for few months, now is the time to quit. No more stopping, I want to say days, months, years down the road I quit tobacco September 6 2014.
Since that first dip I've gotten married, fathered 4 beautiful children. I'm choosing to quit tobacco so I can enjoy every second alive with m
March 7, 2014
I had just gotten off the phone with a co-worker of mine. He and I had been trying to have lunch together for about a month but it seemed the stars just weren't lining up right; today was different. After agreeing on the spot, we hug up and I finished up on a few things before heading outside to get on the bike. The restaurant was about a 20 minute ride and Justin was working remote from his house about 30 minutes away so, I took my time as I got ready. Armored jacket, gloves,
302-days 3rd floor, Im a slacker for not posting something in the last 100 days, not that anyones success , except maybe mine, hinges on the words I put here. No excuse but I make them up in my head so I can lay mine down at night. 300 days. The last 3-weeks have been murder, capped by many triggers
1. Road Trips
2. Long Work Days
3. Social Obligations (A wedding this morning after working two 14+ hour days)
4. Professional challenges reduction in staff coupled with increasing workload
So this is my Quit Blog. I'm on day 8 so I guess I should fill in the blanks here a bit. Like the title sais ive been tobacco free since (TFS) 2-13-14. My story isn't that important and after the way it was thrown in my face yesterday I don't care to type it out again. Abbreviated version: My wife found my can in my backpack while looking for my keys and that started day 1. I was pretty sucessful in keeping my craving at bay last time i tried to quit so I felt well prepared this time.
I am going to hit my 200 day mark this week. Wow 200 days tobacco free. It has taken my best everything I am from deep in my soul I truly have found out who I am and what I am able to do with help from friends and my wife by my side. I know without the help from every one and the goals of my coin and the tool from this site I would still be using tobacco.
Last 4th of July I was with my wife's family on a lake and I was unable to truly have fun not being able to have a dip they did not know
One of the quitters Caved today. Why could have been any reason. Buddy at a football game, Major stress in life, and the lure of having just one dip. It is sad and hard for all of us that quit when one of the great quitters here cave. But the hardest part of any Cave is have to tell others that you caved. I am going to post this 16 step cave prevention check list in hopes that it will help someone else prevent a cave. I have it posted several places and a copy of it in my wallet with my contract
Im so glad I quit, but sometimes I hate my quit. I hate it because I resent it, because I want nicotine. My quit is in direct conflict with my addiction to nicotine, and it sucks. Embrace the Suck Harden The Fuck Up!, Rub some dirt on it and walk it off! I know its inherently obvious to the casual observer, but for my dumb ass, it is hard, and one of the main reasons to remain ever vigilant! Ive only been this far once before. I made it to a year and a half once; Back in 91-92. I really hate th
I saw a comment the other day about how you should never let a challenge slip away, because it is an opportunity to see yourself in a way you never have before. I started thinking of the "Suck" as a challenge it presents, and how I should embrace it, and not let it slip away. Each "Suck" for me now is new territory. We've all quit before and for different lengths. I've only ever been past the 6-month mark a twice. It's common belief, in the study of nicotine addiction, that the more times you qu
read an interesting quote about the future and the past, and in my head, I took liberty with it to link them with today. the quote dealt with mis-trusting ourselves in the future because of our past. As we move through every phase of conquering our addiction, day one, HOF, each floor, years, commas, etc, we are all going into uncharted territory, except for today. "One Day At A Time", we scream it in the shoutbox, we profess it on our role calls, and we hold tight to it during the wild mood swin
I wish I could send my mind some where on vacation today. It has been a very stressful day and my mind is telling me that I need a dip. So I am on here just venting. I have ran 6 miles, rode my stationary bike 20 miles, and still can not get away from the NB today. ( I guess I can't really get to far on my stationary bike) LOL. Why? Why can't you (NB) just give me a break for a few minutes today. I have two 10 page research papers due in two week and I have been working on them but, today every
Objective:qualify and quantify the quitting process
Background: started in March 1991, less than one year after arriving at the Naval Academy, fully addicted by the end of May 1990.
Quit #1: January 1994. This last until the end of May/June 1994. While driving west from Maryland, somewhere around Kansas or Iowa, a late night / early morning stop at a gas station coupled with the driving fatigue triggered the urge to pick up a can of Kodiak Wintergreen and Copenhagen Snuff. So concluded
The man I am today is not the the man I was three months ago. And writing is a lot harder when you are happy.
What I have learned about myself is I can win a hard fight when everything is saying quit. I know that my wife and friends have my back, even when I am not a nice guy going through tobacco and nicotine withdrawls.
I now know my fight to become a non tobacco user is one i will win.
This past weekend my wife and I went to a movie and for the first time since the 90s