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Day three…. sharing my new path on life’s road

December 1, 2017

….I woke up for the hundredth time tonight and settle in to an hour or so of tossing and turning before falling back to sleep. My mouth is as dry as the desert, my sinuses overstuffed to the point of pain and for some reason everything smells…bad. My dreams however more than make up for the discomfort because for some reason they have been the best I have experienced in my life. The colors are more intense and the story-line’s though still a total mix of insanity and family adventures are better than going to watch an movie at an IMAX theater.

I have decided to not use one drug to fight another’s drug addiction, so as I enter day three of not smoking it might be purely on personal willpower. The funny thing is I really don’t have very much willpower as proven by my oversized stomach and can be verified by a trip with me to do my weekly food shopping. However something has fought back the continual off and on cravings for a cigarette, so I guess we will lay it off on willpower….. although there is one other very important force working in my favor, faith.

Now many of you may not believe in God and that is you right, but for me there can be no other explanation why it has been more than two days since my last cigarette. I did not joke when I said I have little or no willpower and the drug prescribed to me by my doctor still sits unused, so what gets me past those frequent urges? I can only lay my current success on prayer and my faith with its ability to overcome whatever life throws at us. I will share in the coming days and weeks all progress and any pitfalls I encounter. So for the time being forget how I am doing this and share with me in my feeling of well-being at the fact that this is day three without a cigarette!

On November 28th
at 12:00am
I smoked my last cigarette,
so who do I see about getting my first day chip?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Del permalink
    December 1, 2017 1:31 pm

    yep that’s they way I did it! cold turkey….. Good job. Keep the faith…

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  2. December 1, 2017 3:48 pm

    Pete, as you know I also quit cold turkey so between Del and myself ya have two success stories (at least to this point; one thing I’ve learned is once one develops an addiction one is never really ‘not addicted’, just an addict who is currently no using the source of their addiction!) regarding the cold turkey approach. However, I must go back to what we’ve shared previously; use whatever means is required to break the habit and undermine the addiction! In fighting such situations the ‘how’ you managed to abstain is much less important than the fact you are abstaining! Hang in there and best of luck..!

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  3. Jon Rukavina permalink
    December 1, 2017 11:19 pm

    Day 3, 4, 5, 15, one month, two months, six months, one year, five years, the rest of your life.
    Keep up the good work, Pete, we’re here for you.


  4. unalaska permalink
    December 2, 2017 9:25 pm

    I, too, am a cold turkey baby. Not saying I haven’t wanted one and it is especially difficult when your other half still smokes. More power to you, Pete. I’m proud of you! It’s been 2 years for me.

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  5. December 4, 2017 5:08 am

    Hooorayhooray HOORAY for you! I am not a smoker, I lived with many of them. My 4th dad died because of COPD. Scary nasty things, those sticks are. Rooting for you from the north!


  6. December 4, 2017 11:38 pm

    Great news, Pete! Keep the Faith!


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