Bill - this is indeed a victory - maybe not the whole war, but a very decisive battle!
and i cannot help but think that this strength and courage and self-control will spill over into other areas of your life.
good for you! i am so happy for you for taking this huge stride forward.
"My experience has shown me that I all too often tend to deny that which lies behind, but as I still believe, that which is denied cannot be healed." Brennan Manning, "All is Grace - A Ragamuffin Memoir"