Growing up there were 6 people in my family. Dad, Mom, Me, 2 sisters and a little brother. My father had a kidney removed due to cancer, My brother had lymph node cancer( I watched cancer drop my big tough Marine brother to his knees). For now they have both givin cancer a kick to the face. They are winning. My Mother lost her battle with lung cancer in late December. The year and a half she was dying I would ask people why should I quit, what are the odds 4 out if 6 in my family would get cancer? I finally grew up a little and decided I don’t want to find out!
Similar story as the others I have read here. 13 year old makes JR Legion and Dad brings him a pouch of Red Man ” you’re a real ballplayer now” fast forward 2 years and still having an occasional chew but not a habit yet. A good friend hands me a tin of Copenhagen. I put a dip in and LOVE the feeling. End up getting sick and spit dip out all over my bedroom floor. I should have taken the hint but 2 days later, I buy my own Copenhagen and begin my twisted obsession that blossums into a 2 plus can a day habit.
I have quit numerous times. They lengths are varied but all of them ended with” I can have one pinch and still be quit.” We all know what a lie that is. My last unsuccesfull quit, I was a member of KTC but not really involved. I went through the motions. I posted role but not much else. I had no plan, one number but knew I was to proud to use it. After some unexpected stress, I decided I could have a dip or two and remain quit. I stopped posting roll and killed another quit.
Around March 7 TFurrh contacted my about my quit. I was astounded that some stranger cared about my quit. I knew with that kind of support from one member of KTC there had to be a quit for me. I decided on March 9th I WAS DONE and I was going to do it right! I posted roll and started reading all the threads I could. I would laugh constantly at some of the things you crazy people come up with. I decided to post when I felt I had something to say. I really enjoyed following Voldemort and Colonelnocope around in the ” This and That and 3,2,1 word” threads.
I got a few numbers of some June members and would use them if needed. I pm’d them to get to know them a little in case I needed to call. I pm’d MoveForward to get a quit brother who had the same day as me. He was always early and I could tell he would have my back! Knowing he was going through the same crap as me helped my quit!
I guess what I am trying to say is that if you follow the path set by those ahead of you and give 110%. THIS SITE WILL FREE YOU FROM YOUR NASTY HABIT!
I could not have done this without my lovely wife and incredible children. They have been a source of inspiration throughout my quit. The love and support they have givin me could move mountains.
Everybody forgets to thank somebody, so here is my attempt to remember: ( in order of appearance)
Ichewie, Chewless Jim, Tfurrh, Rkymntmn, MoveForward, YammerHammer, Dan the man, Colonelnocope, Voldemort, Mule, Scooterscum, JPCrew and the quiet but effective…. JUNE 2009 quit group!
KTC- Thank you- You have saved my life!
Mom- I love and miss you!
NOTE: This piece written by KillTheCan.org forum member bhfive