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Quit 2,645 days ago
The surgeon said that he would have to quit smoking. I have heard that before. One of my co-workers started to have hearing loss. He was told that he needed an operation. His doctor insisted that he quit smoking. He choose not to go through with treatment. He would rather smoke. I think he was in his mid forties or so when that happened. My mother went through painful sinus surgery at one point in her life. I am sure that all that swirling smoke twenty five times a day did not help her condition. My sister would not have survived her brain surgery had she still been smoking. Her brain tumor would have done unimaginable damage so no was not an option. The fact that she had been quit seven years saved her life. Her ex had to have heart surgery and he went on the patch to get that job done. He used it for about six months and is now back to smoking full time. My DH is waiting for the surgeon to call for a hernia operation. I will try and talk to him about the idea that the best chance of healing well is to let go of his smoking habit. It is a measurable fact that the outcomes are better. Evidence based. I think my DH will feel that I am judging him and asking him to give up something he enjoys when in reality I just don't want things to go badly. 
Last reply: October 20 @ 6:52 am
  • tman55
    Quit 2,775 days ago
    October 19 @ 10:24 am
    That’s a tough one m.m. I’m sure the doctor will tell him to quit as well. Nobody really wants to quit because it’s addiction and withdrawals aren’t fun but there are tools available to ease the burden. I just let my wife think she’s fooling me. Not going to say anything. It just causes grief.
  • Terry1963
    Quit 1,261 days ago
    October 19 @ 11:03 am
    Hi m.m. My pal is back home as of Sunday so my sweet little furry friend is back home with her mom. I miss that little pup, but it's nice to see my cats back to roaming the house without her curiosity as to what they are. My pal is on the mend. She's the same pal that broke her wrist and went through cancer treatment. Here's hoping this is it. She's had a couple of bad years. Thank you for asking :)
  • Tess
    Quit 660 days ago
    October 19 @ 12:18 pm
    I like to think of it as 'planting seeds' rather than getting involved in a power struggle.  It has worked often for me rather than having DH become defensive which means he has stopped listening...I have also heard of late some doctors refusing to do certain operations on smokers period.
  • Carolyn
    Quit 5,736 days ago
    October 20 @ 6:52 am
    Very true - you always speak the truth and share an excellent perspective.
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