In two days, I get to wear the quit token that Mandolinrain made for me.
I didn't think that this time last year, when I was having "chest pains," that I'd go to the hospital, have cardiac issues ruled out, have GI problems named as the probable cause (it wasn't), and when I left the hospital after an overnight stay and texting, I'd quit smoking. But I did. I just never lit up again.
The GI problems turned out to be side effects from a medication, which I do not take anymore as a result. And still, I don't smoke.
It's so amazing to check "nonsmoker" on forms.
It's dazzling not to stink.
It's empowering to be so proud.
It's life-affirming to know what a difference I can make in my very own life and health.
I'm not at one year yet, but I'm smiling thinking about how it's just a couple days away.
Thanks to every single person here who has helped me along the way.
Day 1 year minus 2 days