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Quit 2,645 days ago
Insult to injury. Three stints for my sister-in-law. We are glad that my brother heard her when the event happened. She said she would have not have been able to dial 911. On the Zoom meeting with her family the comments were al "You had better quit smoking". At least if that happens to me I won't have to hear that. My brother has been wanting her to quit for years and that has been some source of tension in their relationship. When he quit it was for the money. Mortgage, car payments, teenage kids. The bills were coming in faster then he could pay them. Now money is not the issue. Now it is about the six grandchildren who need her. One is only four months old. Now she has been told that she can not lift him. They haven't gotten told what the full extent of the damage is yet. She said she beat her brother. He quit smoking after his heart attack and he only has two stints. As smokers we know that we are taking a risk but at the same time we are shocked when it happens to us. Hind sight is twenty/twenty. If my sister-in-law succeeds in quitting that will leave one more sister smoking in her family so at least she won't be the last one quit like I was in my family. It was her mother who was a mentor to me.  At the age of sixty she had become pre-diabetic and was warned by her doctor to change. She quit smoking, followed the diabetic diet, went to curves three times a week, and is well into her eighties now. The mentorship was the fact that it was possible to quit what ever generation that you came from. Heart and stroke health problems can be devastation but there is also a lot of actions that can be taken to mange and control outcomes. We think she has dodged a bullet here and we hope that there is still time to go in the right direction. The hospital has her on the patch on the second dose. 
Last reply: October 22 @ 9:06 am
  • tman55
    Quit 2,775 days ago
    October 21 @ 10:34 am
    The ravages of smoking. An old friend of mine is suffering from cancer. He can’t take the pain anymore and he is signing off tomorrow at 11 am with the help of his doctor. All those years we thought we were immortal. Man I’m gonna miss him. Might start drinking a little early tomorrow.
  • m
    Quit 2,645 days ago
    October 21 @ 10:51 am
    Cancer or Heart Disease. So sorry for your loss tman. I think it is wise that we have options in Canada now for end of life. 
  • Carolyn
    Quit 5,736 days ago
    October 22 @ 6:31 am
    Hope all goes well for her!
  • AileenA
    Quit 994 days ago
    October 22 @ 8:13 am
    m.m. I hope that your sister-in-law has a good recovery.  Sorry to hear about your friend thoughts and prayers to you.
  • Tess
    Quit 660 days ago
    October 22 @ 9:06 am
    "As smokers we know that we are taking a risk but at the same time are shocked when it happens to us."  That is So, so true!!
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