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Old 09-03-2007, 08:18 PM   #4
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Re: why it is so important to quit prior to surgery?

Golfmom, in addition to what Hellas mentioned, if you have a smoker's cough, the coughing will be more painful during recovery of stomach surgery. I had a ruptured appendix last year and had emergency surgery (I did quit while in the hospital and have remained quit) and every time I coughed, I thought my incisions were going to open up. It was very very painful!

Good luck with the surgery and the quit!