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- 7/18/2012 8:09 PM
Be careful with the candy--all that sugar causes weight gain and really screws up the blood sugar. If you must, get the sugar free.
- 7/17/2012 12:29 PM
i gained weight when i quit. the brain goes through withdrawal and you must resist temptation. If I had to do it again (which I won't), I would make sure I do light daily exercise to balance off the weight gain. Also, eat lots of hard candy such as sour apple lollypops. This will keep your hands and mouth occupied. This keeps the brain from going crazy. Also, I feel for the man with the wife with COPD.
- 7/12/2012 9:24 AM
This is news? I thought everybody knew that...
- 7/12/2012 2:53 AM
Smoking kills..I watched as the medical doctors from two of this cities finest hospitals tried to save my wife of 26 years. She came down with pneumonia on the 10th of Feb this year. She had COPD from the 35 plus years of smoking a pack a day. They had her almost back to just her normal struggling for breath when she had a relapse and this time her lungs, what was left that worked (COPD makes the lung unable to exchange O2 and CO2), and her CO2 rate jumped from the mid 40's (A normal rate in most non-smokers is about 20) to a rate that was over twice that, at 96%. The best way to describe it is run as hard as you can for as long as you can..see how you're gasping for air..that's how COPD makes you breath..just before the last stage where not even being forced to breath 100% oxygen can help. I watched as she gasped for three days, her brain already damaged beyond hope from lack of oxygen, her hands and feet a nasty grey color, until at last she breathed her last..54 years old, mother of 2 with 2 step-daughters, and a total of 7 grand-children..the youngest will never recall her stories..or her baking..and the oldest will never forget how his 'granny' couldn't swim with him..or go on the walk at Natural Bridge Cavern..or climb Enchanted Rock..or tube the river..or go camping..Smoking kills..stop now while you can still catch your breath, and enjoy your kids, grand-kids and just being able to do things..54...that's not even old in today's world..And now..at 54 I'm a widower..wondering now..why..why would someone not stop smoking when a child asks them to..or the DR. that knows what is happening inside you..yes you right now taking that drag..slowly killing off cells that will never regrow..and in the near future your love one will be watching you gasp for air..eyes wide..to late to stop..and leavinf loved ones to wonder...why.
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