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Totally out of the blue I went in for a suspected ovarian cyst which I have and is non cancerous but after routine Chest X-ray a shadow was found on my lung liver and spleen....luckily the more accurate Pet scan show only one site being the lung but having a biopsy in 3 days for the final conclusion.
All this without a single symptom and excellent blood work perfect w...
My friends ( 3 of them in past 5 months) ...all from my age group of 45 to 50...suffered heart attacks. All 3 of them had started smoking with me on same day in 1994 along with 4 more guys ( at graduation party we decided to try it just for sake of trying). We all smoked since 1994. We all tried to quit unsucessfully.
First guy (Vinod) suffered heart attack in March. Passed away.
This made us ...
I recently quit smoking cigarettes around the second week in April. I quit for my family and myself but mostly cuz I was having throat issues. Felt a tightness in my throat. So after a month and a half that feeling still hasn't gone away and intensifies during dinner or when I eat. No issues when I go to sleep though. Been also spitting out a lot of brown stuff. Went to my pcp last week and he ga...
I have recovered from breast cancer and bilateral mastectomy 5 years ago. Last surgery for recon Feb this year. Down to 3 mth appointments with my plastic surgery today! Yeah!! So live with my partner who smokes cigars and we have both recently stopped smoking cannabis. 4 months butI am having difficulty kicking the smokes. I will go a day without any and then I will make any excuse and validate...
I am sick of borrowing money off my little sister and friend
To buy smokes
I a tired of borrowing off mates smokes
i quit 11 days ago when i had a heart attack
In this time where we are in lockdown and being high risk with multiple health issues - and my family does not live here- that cannot even come and be with me at the end. My nephew is studying here and I can’t put him through this trauma so I just stopped smoking. It’s one month yesterday and I look forward to the next milestone.
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I cant say its been easy. But, it is what I wanted and here I am at
one-quarter of a year smoke free! I have learnt to not let any excuse to light up and have no reason to pay any shop ( selling tobacco) for some stupid draw-back of poison down my throat and instant hit to my brain.
Because I smoked I have COPD which May not r...
As someone diagnosed as bipolar, I used to rationalize smoking thinking it helped with stress, anxiety and depression. There is now, however, solid evidence showing by stopping smoking you reduce stress anxiety and depression as you're not spending over half the day in the state of withdrawal between cigarettes. Therefore, if you want better mental health, which everyone does, stop and stay off c...
Having been put off work due to Covid19 and mornings of coughing and breathing difficulties it’s time to give them up (again)
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