10 years clean!

Postby biggiesize » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:23 am

Hello new friends and old!It has been along time since I came to this site.I had lots of messages waiting on me and I will try to answer them all.
I just realized yesterday that I had made it 10 years with a new life!The old life seems like ancient history!Hope my old posts are still helping people.
You are capable of more than you think you are if your desire to quit is stronger than your desire to smoke,drink,pop pills or whatever your demons are.Stay strong!
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Postby Cthompson21 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:17 pm

I'm just starting but finding your posts very helpful. Good to see that recovery is possible.
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Postby cleanofgreen » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:38 pm

10 Years Wow
Your an inspiration
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Postby BullFrog » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:40 am

Biggiesize,

First off, your success story has been a HUGE success for us who have found this forum. It has been used time and time again. And the fact that you come back every once and a great while to help others is a testament to the quality of a person you are.

I do have a question: during your recovery did you ever have periods where things felt better, but then a "relapse" happened and you experienced some old symptoms again? I took weed for only 1 week (CThompson21 is another person who took weed only once and PAWS set in) and had 4 months of various symptoms but month 5-6 were awesome, but the month of August I had a return of some of my "on the verge of dizziness/buzz" feeling in my head with pressure again. I'm optimistic but just couldn't recall if in your recovery story you experienced anything like a "setback".

Again, you are an amazing person to keep coming back and helping us all out!!

I second what cleanofgreen has said: 10 years....WOW!
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Postby biggiesize » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:41 am

Hello!Yes I remember very vividly thinking I was in the clear and then the foggy/cloudy thing would return.It happened numerous times over the first year as my brain was resetting itself.Hang in there,Life is better after the fog lifts!
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Postby wakinglife » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:12 pm

Congrats, BiggieSize!

You are a strong role model for all of us. Your clear documentation of your journey has helped (and will continue to help) so many people.

Your update on 10 years weed free just made an already great day even better!

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Postby BullFrog » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:07 pm

Biggiesize, thanks for answering my question. Seriously man, if we met in real life I would just give you a big bear hug! LOL. Thanks again, brother! :)
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Postby JamesexceP » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:36 am

I never expected I would be reading this. I want to reply but don't know what to say.
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Postby Bagobones » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:20 pm

biggiesize wrote:Hello new friends and old!It has been along time since I came to this site.I had lots of messages waiting on me and I will try to answer them all.
I just realized yesterday that I had made it 10 years with a new life!The old life seems like ancient history!Hope my old posts are still helping people.
You are capable of more than you think you are if your desire to quit is stronger than your desire to smoke,drink,pop pills or whatever your demons are.Stay strong!


hehe, awesome!! Your one of the legends around here. Nice to see your still at it! Your old posts is still helping people. They helped me 2 years ago...
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Postby olskoolru » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:42 am

Congratulations on your milestone.

I am about 6 years or 7 clean now.

So crazy that I dont keep track of it anymore, considering that I kept track of it by the minute in the early days. I was absolutely obsessed.

I remember finding your post in a Google search, and that’s what lead me to this magnificent forum.

Congrats again, brother!

OSR
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Postby HopefulMe » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:30 pm

Does this really get better? I'm almost at 10 months and the past two months have kind of felt like the beginning. Not as extreme thank God! But still pretty bad....I am trying to stay hopeful
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Postby olskoolru » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:45 pm

HopefulMe wrote:Does this really get better? I'm almost at 10 months and the past two months have kind of felt like the beginning. Not as extreme thank God! But still pretty bad....I am trying to stay hopeful


It only gets better if you are dedicated enough to make serious changes in your life.

Many think if they just stay off weed and sit around and wait, things magically work out. Rarely is that the case.

You must change your habits and move to be as healthy as possible. Most of us have to substitute something new for the best friend we just got rid of which we relied on for so long. Some take on new hobbies like sports, reading, cooking, spending more time with the family, etc. Recovery is not a sit and wait thing, it’s a thing you do.

You’re going through many painful changes now and in the long run your diligence and commitment will work out, but how well it works out depends on the quality of change you commit to.

Bless you and hang in there!

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