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7 years 9 months ago #40733 by GKLINE
Congrats on the great report. AND the effort to quit smoking. I have only smoked a cigarette once...... Inhaled and threw up! Everyone got a great laugh out of it.... even me. I do have an occasional good cigar on the golf course, but find it easy to leave them behind when I leave the course. It must be very hard to quit though.

My mom and dad smoked when I was a kid and one day we really got on their case about it and my dad said "OK we'll quit right now!"
Well my dad did great! never had another one... he's 85 years old and takes only 1 asprin per day.....nothing else.
My mom never once smoked in front of us after that but we monitored her activity and found clues..... Like the cigarette butts in the car ashtray..... they were always pointed at the driver.... She blames them on the neighbor. but we knew. After a long time she did finally quit. But, for her, it was hard and I think she finally ran out of excuses and places to smoke.

Good luck.... and....... Don't give up!

George

Light a man a fire and he is warm for an evening.
Light a man ON fire and he's warm forever.

08/08/08...RC neo bladder
09/09/09...New Hip
=
New Man! [/size]

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7 years 9 months ago #40726 by DougG
Yahoo! Glad to hear your good pathology report. Best wishes on quitting smoking.

Anita

Anita
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7 years 9 months ago #40722 by dieseldoc
Dud, I am so glad I talked you in to posting on the forum.
This is the best news anyone could could hear!!!!
I had the same DX, I have tried to quit smoking but to no avail. I have tried all the drugs, hypnosis, everything.Some of us got it some don't.




good luck to you my friend. ;) :) :laugh:
Gary

T1,NO,MO battling bladder cancer since 2005

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7 years 9 months ago #40721 by Nix
That is great news! Good luck with quitting smoking. I only tried to quit once and it worked - 20 years ago this year. I can hear the resolve in your writing. I know you can do it!

Nancy

Nancy S
Ta CIS
dx Ta 11/06
dx Ta CIS 10/07

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7 years 9 months ago #40719 by rbmc
Glad to hear of early detection. It helps. And good luck on a follow-up view to monitor the situation. Cheers. RB

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7 years 9 months ago - 7 years 9 months ago #40716 by mmc
Yes, that's about the best you can get if you are going to have bladder cancer.

Good luck with Chantix. It works great for most folks. Caused me to have depression. Good news is now I understand depression! Bad news was I went back on smokes and never lost the darn quitting weight. If you gain some weight quitting, it's ok. You will be alive longer so you will have plenty of time to work it off later.

Best of luck being a nonsmoker! If folks here knew how long it took me to FINALLY quit smoking, I don't think I could live it down.

I finally decided I was going to stop trying to quit and just become a nonsmoker. "<strong>Not even once</strong>!" is a good motto to have. Not one puff ever! It only takes one to cause some of us to revert to being smokers who want quit (yet again). I wish you great success on your becoming a nonsmoker.

Besides, it is just too damn hard to be a smoker anymore. Go outside, stand around the corner, be made to feel like a crack addict, drag all your bags outside past security and back again at the airport, etc.

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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