2019 HOF Speeches

Done’s 113 Days

I'm Done

My name is Pat. I am 33 with a beautiful wife and 2 young boys. My back story is the same as everyone else here. I am addicted to nicotine and wanted to quit. In the last 113 days I have learned:

  • I am an addict
  • I made the right decision
  • I can control addiction
  • Nicotine sucks
  • Withdrawal is the worst thing I have ever experienced
  • I only have to quit once
  • Nicotine has no purpose
  • Healing takes time
  • I can shit solid
  • Some people will always get on your nerves
  • Your kids won’t listen any better or worse
  • Nothing around you will change
  • I thought I was pretty tough now I drink sleepytime tea to help sleep

Quitting is no joke, it took everything not to lose my mind. I didn’t struggle with typical  cravings, my biggest issues were anxiety, fog and lack of sleep. Still affects me today. I recognize each for what they are and move forward.

Hitting 100 days was exhausting. I was physically and mentally depleted. Sick and tired of being sick and tired is the best explanation.

I joined KTC 66 days into my quit. This was probably my lowest and needed the support. I was willing to do whatever it takes to stay quit. Even talk to a bunch of strangers. I didn’t care what happened as long as I stayed quit. I didn’t think dip would help but honestly didn’t know what would if anything could. The absence of nicotine was the only thing different. I hated it and was never going back.


The support from 2 minutes after registering till now have been unbelievable. I was bullied into posting roll for the first time and will forever be grateful. One day at a time works. I am not the most active poster but have read and read and read. The good, the bad, and the ugly stories kept me going.

I want to thank

My wife
My two boys
December 19
Redwood for keeping the group
In order
Cen2 for the texts
Our December Conductors (left me on the platform for an extra day) just kidding you guys did a great job I enjoyed your work
All of KTC


NOTE: This piece written by KillTheCan.org forum member nick-Otine Free

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