surgery and smoking
on 10/19/12 6:51 am
on 10/19/12 7:02 am
on 10/19/12 7:07 am
You might try a hypnotist to stop smoking. That's what I resorted to in 1991 to stop--meds like Chantix were not commonly available back then. It worked for me--but you have to WANT to stop smoking. I must tell you that stopping smoking is WHAT you need to do prior to surgery. I know at least 2 post ops who stopped smoking prior to surgery, but only temporarily. They began smoking a few weeks post op and they both ended up with severe bleeding ulcers that required major surgery to fix. One guy was around 50 and had a really hard time recovering. The 2nd example was a younger woman, around 22-23, who ended up with 6 surgeries within one year. Her dad told me her last trip to the hospital she was spitting up blood, and she had 6 bleeds in her ulcer. DAVE
Dave Chambers, 6'3" tall, 365 before RNY, 185 low, 200 currently. My profile page: product reviews, tips for your journey, hi protein snacks, hi potency delicious green tea, and personal web site.
I had previously tried Wellbutrin but had a sezure on that... so did the Chantix but only for the short time.... I wanted to buzz in on the ecigs
My husband also quit smoking except he was not as motivated (or should I say stubborn) as I, he used an ecig to help him quit. After my surgery in July I still had cravings for cigs as all my co-workers and the rest of my family still smoke. Hubby gave me one of his ECig's and I use it to stave off those cravings. Although since I went through the trouble of quitting smoking I DID NOT want to be a slave to nicoitine any more.. so I use the ecig with the non-nicotine liquid... It works and as a long time smoker I know how hard this habit is to break, I do recommend these ecigs or as my hubby calls them "Not a cigarette... a personal vaporizer" You can get the liquid with nicotine then slowly reduce the nicotine over time til you break the nicotine addition...
Good Luck... YOU CAN DO IT!!!
Gizmo & Pogo