|Me. Smoking, throughout the years... Aww memories. Proof that I was cool once.|
a young woman and because of the area that was zapped, however as it's just above the chest region, the team believe the breast tissue may not be affected *fingers crossed*.
The oncologist doctor and my haematologist had both warned me about smoking -both for short-term and long-term side effects from the radiation. As the top of my lungs are within the treatment field, they're guna get a little damaged, and in time this damage could be bad. So smoking is a bit of a no-no.
I'm now finished my radiotherapy, and have I managed to quit smoking yet? ...Well, nope. Although I did mostly cut down. AND I haven't smoked at all the last few days, so I've half quit. Here's the plan I've developed to quit completely...
For now I'm going to only smoke when I drink alcohol, as I know this will be the hardest time for me as a non-smoker. So roughly bout once a week (more like once a month the last while, but I hope to be socialising more now!). The rest of the time -No smoking. Then eventually I'll switch to the nicotine patch -again, only when I'm out drinking alcohol though.
It's a pretty simple plan. So far, so good. Been doing it about five, six days now I think... I've actually lost count, haha. Still craving of course... Writing about it is making me want one so, so badly. I can't even describe what I'd do for a wee rollie right now.
Mainly I'm not looking forward to being a non-smoking square sitting in the pub on my own, while all the hip cats are in the smoking area -smoking, swearing, gossiping... being bad-ass in general.