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hickslawns

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Phil, I forgot to ask if you ruled out herpes. I know you were in Vegas recently. Glad the doctor got ya squared away buddy.

Seriously though, I have heard from relatives that it's not a great time. Hope your symptoms clear up soon.
No burning when I pee. I don't think it is herpes.

Oh. . . .you dirty dog.🤣
 

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So the shingles blisters in my mouth are healing. Doctor said mouth sores heal quickly due to amount of blood flow. Appetite never left, but now I'm able to eat a little easier. Aaaaannndd. . . Here come the chew cravings. I need to focus and do my best to beat the chew cravings. Kinda hard when you really enjoy a nice chew. I don't "want" to quit chewing. I just know this is my best opportunity.

On an overall health note, I have also cold turkeyed all caffeine. Haven't drank anything but water in 4 days. That is unlike me. I don't drink a ton of water. Could be an interesting turn of health events.
 

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Talking to the wife while she was soaking in the tub. Told her I needed to leave. Getting fidgety and claustrophobic in the bathroom. Needed a chew. She goes on a pitch about how I need to quit now since I've made it this far. (I may not have mentioned to her I was quitting. Why get her hopes up?)

So naturally, as a guy. . . I suggest she helps. Everytime I crave a chew we have sex instead. She said "okay. Sounds like a plan." Of course my next line is "I could really use a chew right now." To which she replies "I ain't having sex with you when you have that shingles shit on your face! I'm not getting shingles!"
 

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Talking to the wife while she was soaking in the tub. Told her I needed to leave. Getting fidgety and claustrophobic in the bathroom. Needed a chew. She goes on a pitch about how I need to quit now since I've made it this far. (I may not have mentioned to her I was quitting. Why get her hopes up?)

So naturally, as a guy. . . I suggest she helps. Everytime I crave a chew we have sex instead. She said "okay. Sounds like a plan." Of course my next line is "I could really use a chew right now." To which she replies "I ain't having sex with you when you have that shingles shit on your face! I'm not getting shingles!"


I am not a monster!

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Nobody likes a quitter. I'm okay with it though. Nobody likes me anyway. Probably shouldn't have had that chew last night. Making it tougher today. Might pick up some nicotine gum to bide the urges.
 

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Hang in there Philbert, tomorrow's a new day.
Thanks Nate. I have had 3 cups of coffee with caffeine in the last three days and a chew each evening the last three evenings to wind down. Getting thru the majority of a day is a pretty massive step for me. I'm about there. Part of me just wants to finish this can because I'm a cheapskate. The other part does truly enjoy it. The other part is like "just throw it away you dumbass or you'll be making excuses to chew other times as well!"
 

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It’s not easy buddy, I KNOW!!!! Kicking nicotine is tough but hang in there and keep doing your best. After the first month I don’t think I ever thought about it much beyond that. Good luck👍🏻
 
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everybody is different, Phil. I could not have quit cold turkey. I would have caved from the agony of withdrawal. I cut myself off incrementally and kept my mouth busy with sunflower seeds while I worked. mowing, painting, both boring as fuck after you do it long enough and are accustomed to chewing all day long to amuse yourself. just three a day for a week or so, then two a day, then one a day for a couple of weeks until I reached the end of my last can. when it was empty, I never bought more. I sometimes rack a discaprine, but I never cheated on my program. I wanted to quit, but it was still a struggle for the first few weeks. after a month or so, I stopped thinking about it. my five year anni is on Wednesday. smartest thing I ever did. besides divorcing my ex-wife, that is.