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I was to my doctor on friday and she told me that I needed to quit smoking before my back surgery on the 24th, she started me on chantix and said its a new and really good drug to help. How many people have had to quit before you had surgery. Does it really help the healing process that much? I would like to thank all of you who had helped on my previous posts. Thanks again
Hi Tjdnsm, I had back fusion in December of 06. I smoked for 11 years. 10 days before my fusion I quit smoking with the help of chantix. It is five months later ( today the day :) ) and I am still not smoking. I really have not wanting to smoke at all. There a times of stress when you think about it, but it only lasts for about a min and its gone. I am also no longer taking the Chantix and not smoking. I wish you the best of luck in quitting! Its the best thing you can do for yourself and your back! also, I wish you the best of luck in your up coming surgery. Take care.

Rose:wave:
Hi Jen. I am fighting with my insurance company to pay for Chantix. I have filed an appeal. I should know in 7 days weather they will cover it or not. I have a question for you. How long were you on (chantix)?
[QUOTE=fishlady07;2981633]Hi Jen. I am fighting with my insurance company to pay for Chantix. I have filed an appeal. I should know in 7 days weather they will cover it or not. I have a question for you. How long were you on (chantix)?

Hi Fishlady, I was on Chantix for two months. Some are on it longer. I had fusion four weeks after I started it. I hope your insurance company will cover this for you, it really does help with the cravings. Wishing you luck.

Rose:)