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Topic: Stop Smoking Support Thread

Forum: Share Your Experiences Of Life After A Breast Cancer Diagnosis —

Share your experiences of life after a breast cancer diagnosis and offer advice on how you cope with life's daily challenges, including how you develop a new daily/weekly routine while you deal with breast cancer.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2009 12:12AM

webwriter wrote:

Some of us will, some of us won't, but it's an ugly beast to try to tackle alone. I think I'd rather have cancer than quit. Sadly, I can't quit cancer. Dunno if I can quit smoking or not, but I just read a study that says smoking (nicotine) interferes with and blocks chemo by 61%.

http://www.jointogether.org/news/research/summaries/2006/nicotine-hinders.html

joeoncology.blogspot.com/2006/...

If I'm gonna have to go through this crap, it darned well better work. I've come to terms with every other aspect of this mess I've been presented with so far. Sometimes with tears, sometimes with humor, sometimes with quiet hugs from hubby. Smoking not so much. I like it. It's my friend, my crutch, my safe harbor in a crazy world. It's killing me. It's time to say good-bye.

My quit date is 1/19/09. My husband will be joining me. Cold turkey for me, patches for him. (I am avoiding more nicotine just as much as I am sugar.) 

Anyone out there care to join us?

www.acoffeebreakcafe.com/CBC/b... Dx 11/24/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 16, 2018 06:57PM - edited Jul 17, 2018 11:48PM by belleeast

hey, everyone! Lisa, thanks for the welcome! I am with Minus, make a Dr appt hopefully just a cyst that burst! One of my daughters had one, very painful with bleeding!

Carol, how was your weekend? Hope you enjoyed it and were able to relax. You are at the worst part, hurry up and wait!

Well, so far I have been able to resist any cravings/desire to smoke! Who knew I had so many triggers!!! I quit taking the Chantrix about a week ago as my mood was going to the dark place! I have been on an antidepressant for depression for 20 yrs so was keeping an eye out for any sign of of downward trend! Not going there again😁 I am thankful that the Chantrix got me where I am in regards to not smoking!! Mood has improved and cravings are the same as when on it, usually in the evening are the worst times!

I have 6 children and 15 grandchildren, I am blessed! I live on my own, I was married 22 yrs, have been divorced for 24 yrs. I babysit/watch grandkids thru the week 3 to 4 days a week. Today I have the 3 boys❤️ Today I choose not to smoke

Dx 8/5/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/17/2011 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 9/19/2011 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/6/2012 Breast
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Jul 18, 2018 11:22AM lisamarie68 wrote:

Minus , I went to gyno , they did US and found fibroid .. but she also said they are making me an appointment for the endometrial biopsy . my mom had same issue and it was cancer .. she had radical hysterectomy with chemo and radiation .. so guess i wait for that next appointment ... yes its so hard being here and doing everything for mom ,but I wouldn't change a thing .. yes the boyfriend is still here too ..he can be a real pain but I started to tell him like it is .. and for the most part he shuts up !!! yes mom still smokes .. she will never stop .. she cant breathe and it's so far gone that quitting now wont do a thing for her ... I am struggling everyday but i'm ok ... one day at a time .... miss ya all

xoxoxoxo

Lisamarie

lisamarie Dx 1/18/2012, LCIS, 0/13 nodes, ER+ Surgery 4/24/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 4/24/2012 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 7/12/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 2/12/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Jul 18, 2018 12:00PM MinusTwo wrote:

LisaMarie - Thanks for the update. Hoping it's just fibroid tumors like mine and not anything more serious.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014

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