Looking for other people’s experience?
By - ever_the_optimist_55
That does sound familiar to me. First time I really quit, I did notice the benefits quite soon. I quit for 18 months, relapsed and became a heavy smoker again, that lasted about 9 months before I quit again. This time round I found it harder to quit and that is largely due to not noticing the positives soon on. Now I’m 9 months in I’m fully recovered again. I would say it took 7 months for the fog to completely clear and the strong daily urges to leave me. I won’t mess about again, this time round was tough on me. I’m 46, smoked heavy for 25 years. Stick at it, maybe age does play a part, but it’s inevitable that you will feel better more and more as time passes. The negative effects are not permanent, certainly from my experience, thank God. You should definitely keep your hope up, order will be restored!!
Thank you for your experience! This gives me hope.
You won't know for sure unless you stick it out, will you?
Yes. Just wondering if anyone was a little ahead of where I am with a similar story to feel a sense of connectedness while going through an uphill battle. If there were some positive results in those similar stories to induce some externally driven hope, all the better.
Sorry. Yes wishing you well; I don't have much experience other than 145 clean. It seems that as long as I'm busy it's less intrusive and difficult to avoid weed. It was harder in the first 100 days until I found a good outlet to get the feeling of satisfaction I used to get from weed. I still think about weed but have learned to enjoy non-weed activities more. It's not easy but it's easier now with this much time and subtle change.
Very glad to hear about your 145 days!!
Thank you for sharing because even if it’s silly, hearing other’s success makes me feel that same energy of connection I felt from the pot smoking community. It was one of a million reasons I loved smoking so much.
What’s your favorite new way to stay busy??
Keep at it!
Thanks! I like reading about success stories too and knowing that others are further ahead or whatever. My busy time now is freelancing online. That seems to be keeping me busy and creative. How about you? Do you have new interest or rekindled older ones? How do you stay busy?