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Donnie

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About Donnie

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    One day at a time quitter
  • Birthday 11/01/1962

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    04/10/2009

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  1. Not me. My thought is that I was a slave for 30 years. I have been quit for a little over 6 years now and no longer need it. Why would I want to go back to being a slave to nicotine just because it won't be the cause of my death? I like my freedom too much and I worked too hard for that freedom.
  2. I began my quit on April 10, 2009, 2,152 days ago and almost 6 years ago. I still visit this site almost daily and post regularly in the July 2009, June 2009 and December 07 groups. I post as much to keep contact with the friends I've made on the site as to reaffirm my quit. The best thing about being quit is I am a better role model to my children. I don't feel like a hypocrite when I tell them I would prefer they not use tobacco. These are very random thoughts about how quitting has an effect on my life: I'm no longer worried if I have enough dip to make it until I can make it to the store. I no longer have rings in my rear back pocket where the can rubbed the color off. I no longer need to worry about dentist appointments. My smile is whiter and the sore in my lower lip has been gone for years. I don't have to worry if my sore throat is really caused by a cancer. My food tastes better. I can kiss my wife whenever I want and don't need to spit and rinse first. I don't have that anxious feeling when I'm where I can't get another dip. I don't have to come up with approximately $15.00 per week. $60.00 per month or $720.00 year to keep the habit going. I don't have to pick black bits out of my teeth all of the time. I'm free from the feeling that I have to have, need to have a substance that could kill me. I quit after 30 years of dipping and I haven't regretted quitting for a moment. Sometime it was hard. The first two years were hard. It is all I thought about for the first sixty days of my quit. It got better until finally I don't think about it unless I have a reason. My life isn't earth shaking different since I quit. I still do most of the things I did while I dipped. However, it is better without it. I wish I would have done it sooner. It can be done and it is worth it.
  3. 2,000 days of one day at a time.

  4. Peter: When I quit I was like you. Gum and sunflower seeds. At times I wondered if I replaced one addiction with another. I had a big tea bottle and spit the shells into it. It wasn't pretty but it was better then dipping. By day 50 I didn't need sunflower seeds all of the time. By day 100 it was only when I had serious cravings (Still a lot but not every day). Now at day 1665 I only chew sunflower seeds when I am at baseball games or such. About the same as I did when I was dipping. With gum it is the same way. I had gum everywhere when I first quit. Now I chew gum once in a while. Things will change as you get further away from your quit date. I about said things will go back to normal. I chewed for over 30 years and I'm not sure I know what normal is. I have been quitting for 4 1/2 years now and now quitting is the new normal. You will have times it won't be easy. You will have times when it seems what you are doing is impossible. I can tell you that if you quit everyday, at some point quitting will be your new normal. Good post. It sounds like your motivation is there. Keep quitting brother. It will get easier. Donnie
  5. I believe that you are strong enough stay quit because of all of the work you have done to get where you are. It has been a rough year for you and it is only natural to feel the stress you feel. You helped so many here stay quit. Let any of us know what we can do. I know you have this.
  6. 1,500 days today. Each one of them was one day at a time.

  7. Four years today. Thank you to everyone on the site.

    1. Wyoming4life

      Wyoming4life

      Congratulations Donnie!!

  8. 1,300 days nicotine free with the help of this site.

    1. FarmChick34

      FarmChick34

      congrats donnie!

      welcome to the 13th floor!

    2. Wyoming4life

      Wyoming4life

      Looking Good Donnie!! Congrats!!

  9. 1200 days today. I'm not yet a quit master but I'm pretty good at doing it one day at a time.

    1. Wyoming4life

      Wyoming4life

      Congratulations Donnie! The 12th floor has a pretty nice pool table and single bowling lane... That is if it got fixed after TR went on that tear with the baseball cleats

       

  10. Donnie

    The Cafe - 2012

    Congratulations, Von. Way to go.
  11. Day 1,000 and still one day at a time.

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    2. Ohioman1972

      Ohioman1972

      Donnie!!! Way to rock out that comma!! I'm blocked again on your room :(

    3. Wyoming4life

      Wyoming4life

      That Comma looks great on you!! Congrats!!

       

    4. CopeWithoutCope

      CopeWithoutCope

      Sorry, I meant to say, All right! in a celebratory sense.

  12. Talk all you want about the odds of getting cancer from smokeless tobacco. Do you think that man cares about the odds now? Part of the freedom of quitting is knowing I won't put a dip in my mouth today that will cause me to have cancer. I can't change what I did in the past but I control my future.
  13. Well said Euty. When I first quit it was because of a black sore in my gum that needed a biopsy. That turned out benign and has been gone for more then 2 1/2 years. Now I am quit because I'd rather be free. I have now been free for 967 days and wouldn't go back.
  14. Thanks oHIo!! This should make it much better for the newer folks as well as the vets to make/welcome introductions, ask/answer questions, and just have general discussions about Quitting. much like a slower version of the shout box!! I like it better too.
  15. Day 900 and still one day at a time.

    1. FightBack

      FightBack

      Congratulations Donnie! 900 days is an astronomical numbers of days!!

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