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2038871 tn?1329798210

back after surgery

well quitting smoking is a no brainer since I heard the words you now have COPD and believe me I had a breathing episode yesterday and didnt know if I was going to make it to the enhaler they have me doing the nebulizer now with 2 enhalers. Im hoping the longer I dont smoke this will reverse itself had to quit anyway....didnt do this until I got back into my house and I have discovered I have black mold in showerstall area where it is attached to wall on bottom of stall -what else can I possibly do to have my health affected. Needless to say Im a fighter and now I will gear up for all this new stuff....I must admitt I have to have a sense of humor about it because I made up my mind Hep C and ESLD isnt going to kill me....LOL! other then that its a wonderful day and life is good!
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2038871 tn?1329798210
well it has begun yet another arduous journey...havent had a cigarette and so far really havent wanted one but I must say my evil twin has surfaced...LOL! i know what Im doing is for the best so how come it just doesnt feel that way??? My new BP meds have my pressure so low I get so tired. down to 105/58 I think thats a little to low and Im only taking a 1/4 of a pill. I have lost my appetite.Still waiting to see Hep Dr for anything new will have endoscopy soon...tests and more tests that all my life consists of. Rt now Im just kinda swinging both ways between depression and happiness. Thatnks for all the encouragement and I have no sense of smell(born that way as a preemie) so odors dont really affect me. Im an avid bleach user. take care all...
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1016618 tn?1420553262
You go girl, My wife and I have both quit smoking also. Just be careful as to what type of cleansers they use on the mold. During tx we are really sensitive to the odors. For instance, My wife uses Bleach Cleanup to clean the bathrooms in our house, I have to leave the building until she gets done because it takes my breath. So, I go out on the deck and spend most of the day or at least until the fumes subside.
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1856494 tn?1340542614
Girl - I smoked during my first tex even with my hmg in the 8s, I would manage to zuck one of those coffin nails.  Eeegads.  I made a deal with God when my Mom was in the hosp.  Please let her be OK Lord - I'll give up smoking.  I stopped and Mom improved.  Found a ciggarette under the sofa and smoked it with abandon forgetting my promise.  Mom died.  In my little head I felt the wrath.

Two months later my nephew crashed into a tree on his 4wheeler without a helmet.  I made the same deal with the Lord (as I perceive her) I won't touch a cig, just let him come around - too much death, too much loss.  

I haven't smoked since and he is alive and doing better every day.  It bugged me that I couldn't stop smoking for myself but I could for a loved one.  We all have demons to wrestle with.  It is always nice to let them go, just like Hep C.  I think you are remarkable and admire your take on things.  I am learning from you.  Thank you.
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Congrats on quitting! I was a long time smoker who quit a few years ago. I still crave them. They are a terribly addictive and the last thing we need.
Good going!
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2038871 tn?1329798210
well it will be up to my landlord so I will go from there on the mold issue and get thru this being a non smoker i must say i will be totally free from anything ever controlling like this again...I will be free at last I say...LOL! uess i have to have something to fight for while waiting to see my Hep Dr again....I think I may write a book oneday dont really know if anyone would ever believe  it! ok enough about me you all out there fighting for your lives with the Hep C and liver complications just gear up and fight quitting life is not an option and if you dont have positve re-enforcements in your life get some. Surround yourself with folks like on here because without them I truly think I would have given up at some point and said the heck with it all...but know I kick against the pricks and move on. Thinking about you all and praying for all. have a great night or at least tell yourself it will all be worth it in the end.
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Eeek what are you doing about this mold? Thank goodness to quitting smoking, time to take your health back!!

Laura:)
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163305 tn?1333668571
Good for you, Molly.
A sense of humor is a saving grace.  It'll take you far.
Thanks for keeping us updated.
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