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From: Janet (cache-ntc-ab08.proxy.aol.com)
Subject: Re: my name is dt and i'm a chain smoker! ....
Date: January 24, 2005 at 2:38 pm PST

In Reply to: my name is dt and i'm a chain smoker! .... posted by dt on August 3, 2001 at 10:55 am:


I was a 2 or 3 pack a day smoker myself. The horrible withdrawls were bad. Face broke out from the poision coming out of my pores, the lightheadness, fog brain, sweats of cold and hot. I did mine cold turkey. Some use something to help with quitting. I knew I wanted to quit before, but was fooling myself. I would quit and come back to it, over and over. The last time... A woman that is younger than me, who smokes less than I do, but also a heavy smoker had lung cancer and also spread to her brain. She was 40 and had teenage kids. I am 44 and have 8 and 9 year old kids. She had less than a year to live and get things in order, since she was going to pass away. Even my father who has emphasemia, sorry can't spell that word, did not scare me into stopping. This was personal this time, since her life, was just like mine, but she is dying. We both got sick and bronchitis. She went to the doctor and had an x-ray and found it and did more test. I had the same thing, but did not have it, and gave medication. She is dying and it should have been me, not her. I smoke more and older and started younger. It's so sad. I figured, the pain of withdrawls, is NOTHING, compared to dying of lung cancer and cancer that spread to your brain, and the pain of knowing you are not going to be with your family and your family is in pain who have always wished and pleaded for you to quit smoking! That is torture and nothing compared to withdrawls and the mind of stopping this killer habit.

Janet



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