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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2020, 02:16:19 AM »
I don’t know how to use this website. But if anyone can hear me, I’m 39 years old and I’ve been chewing for 23 years, about 3 cans a day. Used to be skoal mint when I was younger and then grizzly wintergreen dark. I am on day 5 tobacco free right now. I  joined this website mainly to find out if it’s normal to have extremely painful sores in my mouth (on my left cheek and on my tongue) as soon as I stopped chewing. It first started when I cut back about 2 weeks ago. I noticed I had a small sore or two. Now it’s downright agonizing. Can anyone see me writing this? I’m on chantix day 10 of that. It seems to be working but what’s really keeping me from putting tobacco in my mouth is the painful sores. If it’s not better by Monday I’m going to the doctors. I thought I bit my cheek in my sleep but I don’t think that’s what happened. I’ve never had any sores or pain in my mouth (at least nothing like this) for the last 23 years of chewing. Now all of a sudden I stop and I have all these sores and pain. I read a few places that said that’s normal and they go away?? I hope so. It’s really freaking me out! Well anyway, hopefully I’m not typing all this for nothing. I don’t know how to use this thing
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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2020, 03:00:55 PM »
Hey y'all.  Just signed up.  Today is my last day chewing.  Tomorrow starts my third and final time quitting.  I'm 28 and have been chewing relentlessly since I was 14.  I was a baseball player all through college and have hunted/fished my whole life so I have certainly had my fair share of tobacco.  Started out stealing my dad's RedMan when the bags got low and eventually moved on to Grizz Green. This time it is for real.  The chew has taken a toll on my gums and I am worried I will lose a few teeth from it.  As a Southerner I certainly wouldn't be out place if I had a few holes in my mouth, but could not live with myself if that did happen.  That along with my wife and I starting a family this year have finally driven me to completely quit for good.  As mentioned I have "quit" before: once for 5 months and once for 3.  First time I was scared to death of hunting without chew, and the second time I could not see how I was going to sit at a desk for 8-9 hours a day without chewing.  No more.  Time to nut up and deal with it. So here I am, ready to KILL THE CAN.

Congrats! You should do yourself a favor and copy and past this to the introduction section. Create your very own 'New Topic' and name it whatever you want, such as TobNaissur's Intro. Then you can go back to it and add to it as you get through each day or certain milestones.

https://ktcforum.org/index.php?board=29.0

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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2020, 02:34:34 PM »
Hey y'all.  Just signed up.  Today is my last day chewing.  Tomorrow starts my third and final time quitting.  I'm 28 and have been chewing relentlessly since I was 14.  I was a baseball player all through college and have hunted/fished my whole life so I have certainly had my fair share of tobacco.  Started out stealing my dad's RedMan when the bags got low and eventually moved on to Grizz Green. This time it is for real.  The chew has taken a toll on my gums and I am worried I will lose a few teeth from it.  As a Southerner I certainly wouldn't be out place if I had a few holes in my mouth, but could not live with myself if that did happen.  That along with my wife and I starting a family this year have finally driven me to completely quit for good.  As mentioned I have "quit" before: once for 5 months and once for 3.  First time I was scared to death of hunting without chew, and the second time I could not see how I was going to sit at a desk for 8-9 hours a day without chewing.  No more.  Time to nut up and deal with it. So here I am, ready to KILL THE CAN.

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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2020, 03:37:48 PM »
The physical part seems better, but the mind games are starting. Sometimes i fell overwhelmed with dread just thinking about whats going to happen later in a single day. work grocery laundry todo repairs hobbies etc. i'm trying odaat, but there is so much in a day that It makes that "nicotine whisper" so much stronger when i start rolling through my head all the things i need to do in the day to live and to stay quit. I get overloaded with fear that there is no quick fix. but then there it is the "nic whisper of the quick fix" So i have to start taking it one hour at a time-just to stay focused on the now. Not thinking of the day, but how im going to stay focused until the next hour. That helps me remember that im in a struggle to quit and it reminds my of what i have to do so i don't say anything hurtful anyone and do anything rash in the moment that would effect my feelings and make me loose my quit.

@Vin70... I’m no poet, but here is my two cents!  Quitting sucks, I mean some days are hell and there is nothing we can do but embrace the pain and fight. Remember what is causing the pain and learn to hate it.  Nicotine addiction is why you are going through this bullshit so keep fighting it will get better!
Break it down however small so that you are able to honor your promise to yourself and all of us. There is no shame in quitting minute by minute, hour by hour. We don't have to quit forever because we focus on quitting just for TODAY. It's all we can control.

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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2020, 03:36:29 PM »
The physical part seems better, but the mind games are starting. Sometimes i fell overwhelmed with dread just thinking about whats going to happen later in a single day. work grocery laundry todo repairs hobbies etc. i'm trying odaat, but there is so much in a day that It makes that "nicotine whisper" so much stronger when i start rolling through my head all the things i need to do in the day to live and to stay quit. I get overloaded with fear that there is no quick fix. but then there it is the "nic whisper of the quick fix" So i have to start taking it one hour at a time-just to stay focused on the now. Not thinking of the day, but how im going to stay focused until the next hour. That helps me remember that im in a struggle to quit and it reminds my of what i have to do so i don't say anything hurtful anyone and do anything rash in the moment that would effect my feelings and make me loose my quit.

@Vin70... I’m no poet, but here is my two cents!  Quitting sucks, I mean some days are hell and there is nothing we can do but embrace the pain and fight. Remember what is causing the pain and learn to hate it.  Nicotine addiction is why you are going through this bullshit so keep fighting it will get better!

@SmokeyMountainExpress  Thanks that is right i need to learn to hate it. what it does and how it controls me thank for the advice

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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2020, 10:48:37 AM »
The physical part seems better, but the mind games are starting. Sometimes i fell overwhelmed with dread just thinking about whats going to happen later in a single day. work grocery laundry todo repairs hobbies etc. i'm trying odaat, but there is so much in a day that It makes that "nicotine whisper" so much stronger when i start rolling through my head all the things i need to do in the day to live and to stay quit. I get overloaded with fear that there is no quick fix. but then there it is the "nic whisper of the quick fix" So i have to start taking it one hour at a time-just to stay focused on the now. Not thinking of the day, but how im going to stay focused until the next hour. That helps me remember that im in a struggle to quit and it reminds my of what i have to do so i don't say anything hurtful anyone and do anything rash in the moment that would effect my feelings and make me loose my quit.

@Vin70... I’m no poet, but here is my two cents!  Quitting sucks, I mean some days are hell and there is nothing we can do but embrace the pain and fight. Remember what is causing the pain and learn to hate it.  Nicotine addiction is why you are going through this bullshit so keep fighting it will get better!
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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2020, 10:12:39 AM »
The physical part seems better, but the mind games are starting. Sometimes i fell overwhelmed with dread just thinking about whats going to happen later in a single day. work grocery laundry todo repairs hobbies etc. i'm trying odaat, but there is so much in a day that It makes that "nicotine whisper" so much stronger when i start rolling through my head all the things i need to do in the day to live and to stay quit. I get overloaded with fear that there is no quick fix. but then there it is the "nic whisper of the quick fix" So i have to start taking it one hour at a time-just to stay focused on the now. Not thinking of the day, but how im going to stay focused until the next hour. That helps me remember that im in a struggle to quit and it reminds my of what i have to do so i don't say anything hurtful anyone and do anything rash in the moment that would effect my feelings and make me loose my quit.

@Vin70... I’m no poet, but here is my two cents!  Quitting sucks, I mean some days are hell and there is nothing we can do but embrace the pain and fight. Remember what is causing the pain and learn to hate it.  Nicotine addiction is why you are going through this bullshit so keep fighting it will get better!
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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2020, 08:38:09 AM »
The physical part seems better, but the mind games are starting. Sometimes i fell overwhelmed with dread just thinking about whats going to happen later in a single day. work grocery laundry todo repairs hobbies etc. i'm trying odaat, but there is so much in a day that It makes that "nicotine whisper" so much stronger when i start rolling through my head all the things i need to do in the day to live and to stay quit. I get overloaded with fear that there is no quick fix. but then there it is the "nic whisper of the quick fix" So i have to start taking it one hour at a time-just to stay focused on the now. Not thinking of the day, but how im going to stay focused until the next hour. That helps me remember that im in a struggle to quit and it reminds my of what i have to do so i don't say anything hurtful anyone and do anything rash in the moment that would effect my feelings and make me loose my quit.

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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2020, 04:46:54 AM »
The night between day 2 and 3 was filled with weird dreams, night sweats, and finally up at 4 am after only 5 hours of sleep. Oh the sweet struggle for freedom! Everything worth having is worth fighting for so grinding it out ODAAT...TTF (today, tomorrow, forever).

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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2020, 05:37:38 PM »
Great line from a movie Dead Again......”People who say they’re trying to quit are basically pussies who cannot commit”
I told a customer I was trying to quit,  and she cut me off at the knees.  Did me a favor.

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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2020, 03:40:09 PM »
Great line from a movie Dead Again......”People who say they’re trying to quit are basically pussies who cannot commit”
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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2020, 01:43:35 PM »
Great line from a movie Dead Again......”People who say they’re trying to quit are basically pussies who cannot commit”
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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2020, 03:29:36 AM »
On day 8 of quitting, This is the longest I’ve done without dipping since I was 14. ( 24 year old now.) and It was a tough week, but I feel great now, minus the cravings.
 was not aware of the terrible stomach aches that came with the withdrawals....

How’s it going @Alaska49 ,

8 days on your own is bad ass.  I recommend joining the April 2020 Quit Group.  There you will find other quitters in the nearly the same stage of quit as you.  You will also find a bunch of us vets there to support and help where we can.

We are all addicts here Quitting one day at a time.  The process is easy:

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Simple process but it is hard.  You can do it though.  We can help.

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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2020, 02:03:22 AM »
On day 8 of quitting, This is the longest I’ve done without dipping since I was 14. ( 24 year old now.) and It was a tough week, but I feel great now, minus the cravings.
 was not aware of the terrible stomach aches that came with the withdrawals....

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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2020, 02:08:34 PM »
Hey @sethwwagner
First thing you need to do every morning is post roll with your support group here https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=16165.0 This is the price of admission to KTC. To post your name, day count, and promise to not use any form of nicotine for 24 hrs.

Now to address your addiction, because we are all addicts, no matter how many days we have been quit. But your addiction is YOURS, not your wifes or anyone else's around you. YOU chose to be a slave to nicotine like the rest of us, now it's YOU that has to beat it one day at a time. So no more starting fights with your wife. Come in here and rant and rave about how much life sucks and bitch all you want. That's how this works. But don't do it to your family, they arw innocent in all of this. To expect your wife to sympathetic is selfish. That's not to say she won't eventually come around later down the road when she sees that you are actually serious about this, but you have to give her time, and you have to OWN YOUR QUIT. It is yours and yours alone, but we are here to support you in any way we can. Now get over to April 2020 and post your promise. Proud to be quit with you today brother!
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