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Major Surgery

Posted in Reasons to quit 05 Feb 2019

I quit because I had to have major abdominal surgery. I spent 9 days in the hospital so I couldn't smoke. I wasn't about to go back to it when I was discharged. I look at my 10 in scar and know that I can't smoke again.

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  • BethP February 05, 2019 | 18:23
    I should add that the above mentioned abdominal surgery waa directly related to smoking. I had an aorta that was completely blocked. I was getting almost no blood flow to my legs. They had to graft a new section in place. I can now walk and drive without pain but that time in the hospital was really scary.

    I have been a non-smoker since December 10, 2018.
  • ravisca2003 February 05, 2019 | 18:50
    Sorry to hear that but glad you are doing better.

    Take this as a blessing in disguise that though u have to reach this serious stage but it's so good that u r on the quitter not a smoker anymore
  • Debbie317 February 05, 2019 | 18:58
    Wow Beth that horrible thing to happen! Hope your better now. Congrats on the non smoking. Its tough no matter the reason for quitting.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 05, 2019 | 19:25
    You had a good reason to Quit.
    How long were you smoking?
    Are you free of any NRT/?

    You have made a good decision to Quit and you'll find plenty of support here to help whenever you need it.
    Glad you made it here Beth
  • Happiness February 06, 2019 | 2:38
    As bad as it was Beth, you are here, a lucky one. Some don't get warnings and a choice to act on it. I am glad you are doing well and look forward to your participation in the community. All the best on your journey!
  • BethP February 06, 2019 | 4:27
    I was on NRT for the first 6 weeks. The last two weeks have been, for lack of a better phrase, cold turkey.
  • BethP February 06, 2019 | 4:28
    And, I had smoked for about 43 years!
  • BethP February 06, 2019 | 5:52
    And, I had smoked for about 43 years!

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