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.
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself... And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." - Paulo Coelho