Well I got some terrible news over this past weekend. My Aunt is only in her early 50's and we found out that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer. They gave her a okay prognosis, but I don't know. She has smoked for many years. This is definatly reinforcing my will to quit. It has been 3 weeks since I have had a cigarette, and after the news I got I don't think I will ever touch another one again.
I'm sorry darling.
I'm not part of the bandwagon yet but you know you could talk to ANYONE else including me about it in this forum. A good friend of mine recently passed away due to emphysema. He was fourty years older than me. Understand the suffering he went through made me realize how bad it is to take up a smoking habit. I'm just trying to get it out ocf my head.
but yes, you could talk to anyone about this. we are all here.
I'm so sorry about your aunt having lung cancer. Let her know you love her. That you are praying for her. Call her or visit her at least every week and ask how she is doing. Let her know that you have quit smoking.
Thanks for all the support everyone. I've been so blessed with having a semi- healthy family. We never really had major sicknesses in our family. So this is just so overwhelming to understand. It's very scary. i have a big family and she is the one aunt that i'm most like. So it's really making me think twice about things. I went off the chantix because the nasea just keeps getting worse, so now it's all about willpower. But I still have not had a cigarette. I would feel so guilty knowing that my aunt is so sick right now from chemo and i I wuld do something that caused her cancer.
I'm sorry you could not tolerate the Chantix, but I totally understand!!!
I'm sooo glad you are still quit. Practice your coping skills when you feel the urge to smoke. Your reason to not smoke is a very good one. You've got more willpower than I had when my aunt was diagnosed 20+ years ago with lung cancer. I still couldn't quit.
I wish you good luck and please know my prayers are with you and your aunt.
Please keep posting. Let us know how you are doing.
Congratulations on staying strong in your quit!!!
Thanks memaw, I was very worried after I stopped the Chantix, but I still feel no major urge to smoke. It's amazing. I just keep remembering how awful I felt when I smoked and how great I feel now. it has been 40 days now since I have had one. My aunt is doing okay right now, she just finished a session of chemo, and she's still doing radiation though. She's hanging in there. She's such a strong lady that I just know she's going to fight this. Everybody who reads this, please just take a minute and say a prayer!!!! Thank you all