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Started by Mrs.Deering, Jan 01, 2010 8:22 PM
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    Mrs.Deering

    Stacy Deering

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Posted January 1, 2010 - 8:22 PM

#1
A while back I posted a blog asking if smoking could make it to where you band was tighter than normal. As a new year resolution I have decided to stop smoking. I have realized today since I have only had 6 ciggs today. I have been able to eat better and not have the feeling of things getting stuck. I do believe that smoking has an effect on the band. All another reason for me to quit smoking.


    Astrasmom

    Lapbander for Life

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Posted January 1, 2010 - 9:05 PM

#2

A while back I posted a blog asking if smoking could make it to where you band was tighter than normal. As a new year resolution I have decided to stop smoking. I have realized today since I have only had 6 ciggs today. I have been able to eat better and not have the feeling of things getting stuck. I do believe that smoking has an effect on the band. All another reason for me to quit smoking.


Not to mention that most of us get the band so that we can lose the weight and live longer. Quiting smoking is a great move. Good luck to you. I quit 11 years ago. I can't say that it was easy by any means but remember if you can't quit cold turkey there are several prescription methods out there to help. Speak to your regular doctor.


    Bell1138

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Posted January 1, 2010 - 9:11 PM

#3
Mrs. Deering, how long were you without smoking prior to surgery. I am a social smoker, and I am worried about the anesthesia. I wish you luck, I think it is a great decision you have made. I have also decided to quit because I am beginning my process in order to get the surgery.


    btrieger

    Bodybugg Groupie

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Posted January 1, 2010 - 9:57 PM

#4
Smoking highers your blood pressure; can cause heart arhythmias [sp] and is probably a bad thing to do immediately before going under anesthesia.

Some will say quit all together but I know that is easier said that done. I wouldn't smoke the day of your surgery at all. You can make it a few hours.


    Bell1138

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Posted January 1, 2010 - 10:03 PM

#5
Thanks for the response. I don't plan on smoking any more. I still have to go through the entire process in order to have the surgery, I think I atleast will have over a month before my surgery.


    cnr1983

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Posted January 2, 2010 - 10:06 AM

#6
I gave up about 48 hours before surgery. My surgeon was 'ok' with it because I was otherwise very healthy but still, not the smartest thing to do. The surgery went fine nonetheless. And I'm now a non smoker :) (well, sort of - I'm on patches and have been for 3 weeks). Giving up food and cigarettes...*sigh* lol


    Mrs.Deering

    Stacy Deering

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Posted January 2, 2010 - 8:32 PM

#7
Hey Bell, I had been smoking about 2 1/2 yrs prior to surgery. I had my cigg on my way to the hospital to calm my nerves. I was a nervous wreck and the 2 hour trip didn't make matters any better. After I had the surgery, I quit cold turkey for 2 months. I didn't have an urge to smoke what so ever. Something happened one day, don't remember what it was. My hubby wasn't around and I just picked one up and starting smoking it. I hated myself for doing it and he wasn't to happy with me for picking it up. I just smoked my last one a few minutes ago. I finished the pack and I WILL NOT PICK UP ANOTHER ONE NO MATTER WHAT!
I have to have surgery on the 13th to remove scar tissue from a previous surgery. I am really nervous about it, but at the same time, I know that I am in good hands cause I have gone to this OB/GYN for almost 12 yrs. now. It's going to be really hard to just put them down, but I can do it. Just gotta find something to do with the time.


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