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Posted in Staying quit 02 Jul 2020

Hi all it will be 3 weeks on Sunday since my last ciggeratie

I recently had surgery to remove the thyroid

Was waiting for results and well the results where.not good. 😔😔 I am Okie I got it early enough and have a little treatment at the end of the month.

But by Lord has it put my mind set never EVER to stick them ciggeraties near my mouth again. I need some support to get me.through this hard time please

Need to stay positive and strong.


The urge to smoke is gone

I do think about them but will not light 1 up no way.

I have had no symptoms as of yet I no it's only been almost 3 weeks

Breathing is much better but haven't noticed much eles change.

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  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW July 02, 2020 | 22:54
    On one hand I am so glad you have the perfect MINDSET to Never suck another "cigaretie"
    Please get a second or third opinion from other doctors,.
    I will hope that this 'bad news' is as I hope?
    Your doctors permission to chop up with his/hers experiment to operate with Unnecessary surgery?
    Be aware, as well as staying Quit.
  • Gemma23 July 02, 2020 | 23:00
    Puffnomore yes the bad news is what you think it is
    It was in my thyroid so that's why I had surgery to take the lump away.
    So some treatment now be done
    I am well aware
    Have been talking with my own doc and this is the next move for me now
    Definetly was necessary surgery to take that thyroid out as that was the bad thing inside the thyroid.
    We hope we have got it all out.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW July 02, 2020 | 23:24
    Ok, Fair enough. I just felt I needed to warn you that some surgeons can be like a mechanic. Sometimes they just want to dismantle to see if they can put it all back together like before>
    scientific education thrives on it.
    just saying. You'll be ok, if you dont smoke.
  • Happiness July 03, 2020 | 4:40
    Hi Gemma. While I am sorry your thyroid problem has not been put fully in the past yet.... I am sure you are getting it under control and quitting smoking will have helped and will help immensely.

    Breathing better is one of the most noticeable change to one's self. I imagine you smell much better to others! I bet you have more money to spend on other things. I bet you are relieved to have that monkey off your back and lessen the stress of health issues. I venture to suggest you are taking better care of yourself. Feeling more energetic, perhaps tasting things and enjoying them more? I 'll bet your pleased as punch with yourself for quitting smoking..

    Self pride, self love and becoming an inspiration to others are all different aspects to quitting smoking. We can quit smoking. We are proof. Someone you love may follow suit. How happy would that make you?
  • softly40, Mid North Coast July 04, 2020 | 8:39
    Congratulations Gemma, 3 weeks pretty good with all the prodding and poking going on. Would suggest some alternative therapy for the thyroid, when you are up for it, I hope the further surgery results will show a good picture. Let us know how you are going.

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