Thanks for reply Phineas. It means a lot. I just went through another weekend with very little thought or concern about porn. Weekdays are a little harder because I'm in my office on my computer all day, but so far, I am surprised how easy it has been. I'm not feeling some awful withdraw symptoms or freaking out about anything. I'm starting to get some morning erections again here and there so I am feeling more positive.Hey, guitar. This is the best way to go, as it helps us to truly reboot from our old and familiar wiring in our brain... Also, you won't have to wonder if you 'did it right', because your reboot/recovery won't be littered with a bunch of compromises.
I know this is a major concern for us older gentlemen, but I think that the nature of renewal and new beginnings, like each new morning affords, gives us hope that we can be that new person we've always wanted to be- before it doesn't matter much, as you say.
Hoping the best for you, brother.
The hard reset is definitely what I need. No plans to even attempt sex or masturbation for at least 6 months. And, never to porn again.