Just Quit - stop smoking forum

Journey to Freedom => 1 Year + => Topic started by: Max414 on December 29, 2017, 09:41:26 am

Title: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Max414 on December 29, 2017, 09:41:26 am
At 9.53 pm last night I completed 5 years since last smoking  :foundbeer: :foundbeer:
I can honestly say the days,weeks and months roll by now with no thought whatsoever of smoking-they say time is the greatest healer and it truly is  008 008
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Lostie on December 29, 2017, 09:57:32 am
Congratulations Max.   008 008 008 Never doubted you still be quit
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Whippetmom on December 29, 2017, 10:22:49 am
Well done that man. Five whole years, now that's an achievement.
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: KitKat on December 29, 2017, 10:27:28 am
Well done @Max414  008

You had true conviction when you started your quit and even more to see it through to 5 years

I stand in awe of you.


KK ;)
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: markmcclean1980 on December 29, 2017, 10:37:58 am
Woo hoo! Go Max! 5 years, what an achievement.   008 008 :foundbeer: :foundbeer:
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Glasgowgal on December 29, 2017, 11:27:30 am
Huge congrats Max and massive thanks for sticking around to help us newbies. You are well on your way to having lungs of a 'never smoker' which is what im aspiring to. Great work Max!
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: tea on December 29, 2017, 11:48:58 am
Congratulations Quit Daddy!!

Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: LAST CHANCE SALOON on December 29, 2017, 11:55:19 am
Very well done @Max414 ,that's we're i'm heading.
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Nick_82 on December 29, 2017, 12:45:36 pm
Congratulations @Max414 , five years is an Inspirational achievement!
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: tea on December 29, 2017, 03:35:16 pm
In the spring time will you still go and sniff things @Max414, like you did that first spring?
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Netty on December 29, 2017, 03:38:21 pm
Congratulations Max  008 and welcome to the five year room  :foundbeer: 007
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Skiddaw on December 29, 2017, 05:01:37 pm
You were one of my lodestars @Max414 and no one deserves a place in the 5 year room more than you do. Congratulations, wonderful Penthouse Doorman, from the bottom of my heart.  :hug: :hug: 008 008 ;D ;D
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Enough42 on December 29, 2017, 08:32:15 pm
Brilliant. Just brilliant. Thank you for still being here to inspire us!
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Max414 on December 29, 2017, 10:43:17 pm
Thanks people xx
And how odd it is,that one of THE greatest gifts that we can give ourselves,to so greatly aid our health our wealth and our peace of mind,involves simply NOT doing something.  :foundbeer: There are deep philosophical implications in that.

@tea yes... Dear Tea I walked down my road in Feb and March of 2013,smelling the hedgerows,smelling the glorious scents of Spring in the bushes and buds  :hug: welcoming back my darling long-lost sense of smell that by some miracle had returned to me   :D I felt reborn and I knew,that I would not smoke again. It was a wonderful revelation and I cherish the memory of it  :foundbeer:

@Netty thank you! I will join you at the bar in the very very swish 5 year rooms,you look so at home here!!! x
@Skiddaw what wonderful words Sam..thank you!! x
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Phil Coulson on December 30, 2017, 03:31:26 pm
Congratulations Max

Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Finally! on December 30, 2017, 04:18:15 pm
Great achievement there @Max414 !!
You were and still are full of encouragement to so many.

Here's to many more milestones!
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Sally on December 30, 2017, 10:41:25 pm
Congratulations @Max414, five years is definitely an achievement to be proud of. 
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Mina on January 01, 2018, 09:44:54 pm
Wow @Max414  - 5 years....how time flies, although I still remember it well, I was starting my first quit just after you reached the Penthouse, so had been lurking.....your quit, your attitude to it, your support once you kicked the monster into touch, was and is, inspirational! Obviously I have been dragging my heels a wee bit, (naughty step for me!) but thanks to you I am now firmly on that freedom march. Huge congratulations, and my heartfelt thanks.

M
x
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Kat73 on January 02, 2018, 01:24:40 am
Sorry to be so late dear heart, between two versions of the lurgy and all the festivities I've been AWOL far too long!

It really felt as though there was no doubt that you would make it, you already had such conviction when I came along and yet you were only that month ahead of me.  You ploughed ahead, offering encouragement, advice and support to all and sundry and it made all the difference in the world to me to be able to follow in your wake. 

So from your padawan learner:

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2a81bip.jpg)

I love that you, I and Angela are all still in touch and all still free (my cousin has put herself back under the stinky yellow thumb after 6 years of freedom) and I don't think I shall ever take it for granted - it's too precious!
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Max414 on January 02, 2018, 09:10:21 am
My God, imagine going back to smoking after 5 or 6 years, What prompted your cousin to do that I wonder Kat 001
Just shows, those defensive shields must always be up.

One thing I loved on New year's eve was that my mobile app told me that at last I was 100% back to having the same risk of developing lung cancer as someone who has never smoked, i like that thought  004
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: AndrewG on January 02, 2018, 09:46:20 am
Amen to that @max, congratulations and cheers  008
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Titch on January 02, 2018, 12:23:09 pm
Slightly belated congratulations from me @Max414   Smoking is a distant memory for you now. 
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Glasgowgal on January 02, 2018, 01:20:36 pm
5 years for back to same risk of lung cancer as a never smoker? Im hope you dont think im peeing on your parade but you reckon thats true? Id read its 15 years quit and you have same as 'never smoked' lungs. My primary goal here is to eradicate the risk of lung cancer and if u can do that in five years as opposed to fifteen - ill take your stats over mines  :)

So @Max414  you have achieved much more than i imagined. You are exactly where i want to be. And i am delighted i can achieve my goal in ten years less than i thought ha! So well done again and thanks v much for sharing that info.



Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Max414 on January 02, 2018, 08:51:32 pm
5 years for back to same risk of lung cancer as a never smoker?

I share your doubt GG. It doesn't seem right to be only 5 years- and I would guess at 10 years plus but hey-that's what the App said so it might be right, and it feels very pleasant to actually be at 5 years and have this particular factoid to wrestle with   :foundbeer:
By the way GG why are you not playing our daily quizzes,it's where all the smart people show off their mettle  :foundbeer:
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Glasgowgal on January 02, 2018, 09:23:59 pm
Oh i had a scan of it max too clever for me haha which day is the celebrity day again? I might be OK at that one and i will give it a bash  ;)

Lets just believe the app too PMA
Title: Re: 5 years,who'd have thunk it
Post by: Kat73 on January 03, 2018, 01:28:27 pm
My God, imagine going back to smoking after 5 or 6 years, What prompted your cousin to do that I wonder Kat 001
Just shows, those defensive shields must always be up.

One thing I loved on New year's eve was that my mobile app told me that at last I was 100% back to having the same risk of developing lung cancer as someone who has never smoked, i like that thought  004

I wondered if it would be on our 5th quitiversary that it would get to that stage, it's been tiptoeing closer and closer the last few months.  As for Samantha, her husband has continued to smoke, as do many of their friends and I don't think I'd have been able to sustain a quit when everyone I spent time with was puffing away.