[QUOTE=ltedeschi]They explained the fusion was like a broken bone healing. The bone grows and forms one large bone. If this is the case why in the world don't they tell smokers who break a leg or arm to quit smoking. That heals don't it.
I think it isn't good for you and probably makes it a little harder to grow but if it destroyed the fusion like some docs say then all broken bones of smokers wouldn't heal and we all know that isn't the case.
Smoking or not is a personal choice and I wish you all good health either way.
[/QUOTE] PLEZZZZZZZZZZ, do you really think you, any of you, would
actually quit smoking, even if your Doctor told you to ?
It is my understanding that smoking would hinder ANYTHING from healing !
Hey, I was a smoker, up until six months ago ! I usually smoked less than
a pack a day, sometimes more, sometimes less.
My Husband quit smoking TOO, and he was smoking about three packs a day !
He came in from work one day, and casually mentioned that he had had some
visual disturbance in his left eye ! This was on a Friday. He went over to
see his Dad, who is a Doctor (GP Doctor, who smokes uhhh, a LOT !),
and told his Dad about his eye.
He made him an appointment with an Eye Specialist, we were in the office
early on Monday morning.
He came out with a look on his face that I have NEVER seen before, and
told me that we had to go and see another Eye Doctor, and when I asked
what kind, he said, ' a Retna Eye Specialist ', that this Doctor had
seen that he had a leakage of the blood vessels, behind the retna of the eye!
I truly think my heart sank to my toes.
I will make this brief, as some of you are aggrivated anyway.
Since that day, my Husband has had several laser surgeries. However,
when this occurs, there is no turning back ! It doesn't fix it, it only stops it !
So, he has lost at least 80% of his eyesight in his left eye, with a 38% of
loosing his sight in the right eye.
Or, he could wake up and be blind in the morning. And, this is what he/we have to deal with every day of our lives.
The Doctor didn't have to tell him to QUIT SMOKING, however He did tell him
that if he continued to smoke, his chances would be greater of loosing more of his eye site.
We promptly went to get the patches, and an Anti-depressant,
' Wellbutrin XL '. Since he had smoked for so long, this was a HUGE help !
BTW, the main thing is that he has NEVER been sick., he has always been
here for me.
Now we are here for each other, taking things one day at a time.......,
Thanks for listening,
Many BLessings to ALL,