Operation

Hi all, just been down the long list as to how, when, quit. Well im still going through a difficult time with stuff. But i am also having keyhole surgery on my shoulder on 19th june. And have been told to stop smoking the night before as this can cause problems. As i wont be awake for this. Im anxious already but i guess this will be my moment to quit i dont think i can use loz either. OMG. I have to do this without anything this will be a test for me. I am allowed a light breakfast whatever that means and my saviour WATER. I will be out the same day no driving for 2weeks and 3months to recover and to top it all its my right arm too. Will be typing with my left. Anyway thanks for reading if u have. And hope to be back on wednesday if i wake up. Jacqui

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  • Good luck with your op Jacqui and hope you have a speedy recovery.

    As good as any time to quit lol. Many people I know have stopped because they have had an op and managed to sustain it afterwards so hope this will be the same for you.

    Hope you manage to get along with your left arm ok :D

    Gaynor x

  • Can't you put a patch on before your op. I had one on when I had an op for a broken hip. I wish I'd thought to stop smoking at the same time because I had patches on for the 5 days I was in hospital and even though I walked past the smoking room, I didn't bother to have one. Didn't even have a withdrawal symptom.

    Good luck

  • Best wishes Jockey ;) :D

    I'll be thinking about you and hope all goes well.

    Get well soon

    Gary :)

  • :) thankyou Gaynor, Capitan and Una. I dont get on with patches they make me itch. Theyve said no chewin gum . Im goin to do it the hard way i somehow dont think they will allow loz. But i do have a puffer with no nicorette in ive got me crossword book. Jacqui

  • Have you tried waving the patches around for a few minutes before you put them on? I didn't know about that and they made me itch as well. Seemingly waving them around disperses the alcohol in them. It works :-) Good luck

  • Have you tried waving the patches around for a few minutes before you put them on? I didn't know about that and they made me itch as well. Seemingly waving them around disperses the alcohol in them. It works :-) Good luck

    haha i can just imagine you waving your patch about everyday sorry i am not laughing at you it just tickled me and made me laugh wish i had known back when i used them i itched like mad

    good luck jacqui you have all of us here for support and typing left handed should take you longer so will help beat the cravings because you will be on your computer longer hope all goes well

    boo

  • Many thanx Boo. I never thought of that could be typing for ages. Jacqui xx

  • Oh good luck with the op, Jacqui. A (smoking) friend of mine had a similar sounding one - for a frozen shoulder - a few weeks ago, and it has been a huge success. She panicked wildly about not being able to smoke beforehand, and I know she now wishes she had at least tried to use the enforced period of no smoking as a 'head start' in a quit. Give it a go - nothing to lose and sooooo much to gain. Best wishes for tomorrow - do let us know how you get on,

    Sue

    x

  • I hope it all went well Jockey ;) :D

    Get some practice in with that left hand/arm and let us know you are ok :)

  • Hi all rather sore after op but went well. The hosp staff and my consultant were fab. Im afraid i had to have a fag after i got home. I was unable to have my loz. Never mind il get there eventually. Typing with my left hand is exhausthng. Jacqui

  • Glad everything went well. You can quit tomorrow. I know how hard it is typing with one hand. I had RSI a few years ago.

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