Re: [MOL] SMOKE OUT DAY Kelly! [00195] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] SMOKE OUT DAY Kelly!



Yes, tomorrow is my big day, no more smoking.....I will open the windows,
wash my walls and FABREEZE my furniture.  I hope I have no side effects from
the patch....it is something I just have to do
Warmly, lillian

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----- Original Message -----
From: Kelly Cote <mkcote@hotmail.com>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Friday, November 05, 1999 6:01 AM
Subject: RE: [MOL] SMOKE OUT DAY DUSTI?


> Hi Dusti -
>
> I have been a smoker since I was 14 (am now 34).  I've tried the patch and
> although it seemed to help with my cigarette cravings, it gave me horrible
> head aches as well as dreams (or should I say nightmares!) -- nothing as
> cute as a big smoking chicken!
>
> With my Mom getting sick this past June, both my sister (who also smokes)
> and I no longer smoke around my Mom.  She never smoked but the rest of the
> family did -- and she's the one that got cancer, go figure!  Anyways, I
> can't help but feel guilty about the second hand smoke she was forced to
> live with so am ready to trying quitting again.  This time I will try
> something other than the patch though.
>
> Warmest regards,
> Kelly
>
> PS -- Good luck Lillian!
>
>
> >From: "Barham, Dusti # IHTUL" <Dusti.Barham@tulsa.cistech.com>
> >Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> >To: "'mol-cancer@lists.meds.com'" <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
> >Subject: RE: [MOL] SMOKE OUT DAY DUSTI?
> >Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 12:51:21 -0600
> >
> >Lillian,
> >
> >I have tried the patch and it was successful for me for about 4 months.
I
> >thought I had it licked and decided to have 'just one' at a social
> >gathering.  You know the rest of the story...   The only thing about the
> >patch is that I had the most vivid dreams, one night I dreamed that I saw
a
> >big chicken trying to inhale a cigarette.  I guess I don't have to be a
> >psychologist to interpret that one eh?  I guess it is hard for me to tell
> >Mom to quit when I do but I use the excuse that I'm 26 and have not been
> >smoking as long as her, I agree that sounds very hypocrytical.  Good luck
> >quitting on Saturday, as for me, I think I will call the Doctor and see
> >about trying the patch again, this time I will take it off at night time
> >though.  Mom had tried zyban before, she has also tried hypnotist, went
to
> >L.A. for a shot behind her ear, & has tried the gum.  At this point with
> >her
> >situation, she feels like smoking adds to her quality of life-hah!  I
> >bought
> >her an air filter for her room and she props the balcony door open so my
> >son
> >doesn't have to breathe it.  Let me know how you do this weekend with
> >quitting.
> >
> >Regards
> >
> >Dusti
> >
> > > ----------
> > > From: Lillian[SMTP:firefly@islc.net]
> > > Reply To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > > Sent: Thursday, November 04, 1999 2:37 PM
> > > To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > > Subject: Re: [MOL] SMOKE OUT DAY DUSTI?
> > >
> > > The best day to stop smoking was yesterday!  Saturday is my due date,
> >have
> > > my patches and all.  Should we give it a try together?  Hard to tell
> >your
> > > mom to stop smoking if your smoking, huh?  I had wanted the Zanban;
> > > however
> > > one of its side effects is seizures and I was not willing to take that
> > > chance.  I have enough wrong with me already!!!
> > > Warmly, lillian
> > >
> > > We invite you to take a look at our Album.
> > > www.angelfire.com/sc/molangels/index.html
> > >
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> > > more....
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Stuart Scott Harth <charth@bellsouth.net>
> > > To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
> > > Sent: Thursday, November 04, 1999 8:28 AM
> > > Subject: Re: [MOL] question on chemo side effects
> > >
> > >
> > > > Dear Dusti: your timing is great - Nov 18 is the Great American
> > > Smokeout...give
> > > > it a try....you'll be happy you did (once you get over the initial
> > > cravings) -
> > > > spoken like an ex-smoker.  Good luck. Cori.
> > > >
> > > > Barham, Dusti # IHTUL wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Thank you guys for your responses.  I couldn't decide whether it
> >would
> > > be
> > > > > better to encourage her to tough it out or accept the relief that
> >some
> > > of
> > > > > these drugs can offer.  I'm not one to tough things out if there
is
> >an
> > > > > alternative but she had concerns about down the road if the
symptoms
> > > > > worsened, would the medication still be effective on her, ie would
> >her
> > > > > tolerance go up?  My answer was that they can always increase the
> > > dosage.
> > > > > The doctor seemed to agree and has prescribed a mild sleeping pill
> > > (can't
> > > > > think of the name) and a mild dosage of Xanax for when her mind
> >starts
> > > to
> > > > > race.  It makes me sick to think about all this but I guess I
don't
> > > have
> > > the
> > > > > luxury of whining.
> > > > >
> > > > > I read that Walter Payton just died of this bile duct cancer and
he
> > > never
> > > > > smoked so I guess I won't pressure her to quit smoking but I can't
> > > help
> > > but
> > > > > think that if she stopped then it would slow down the cancer (my
> > > theory).
> > > > > After reading what you all have been through, especially reading
> >Kathy
> > > C's
> > > > > story on what chemo did to her, I'm ready to quit smoking myself!
I
> > > will
> > > > > keep you posted on when I'm going to stop.  But I don't want lung
> > > cancer
> > > and
> > > > > if I keep smoking, it is inevitable.  I have stopped before for
over
> >a
> > > year
> > > > > when I was pregnant and after Chance was born.  I thought by
> >starting
> > > again
> > > > > it would help me lose the last 5 or so pounds, for what price?
I'm
> > > done
> > > > > ranting.
> > > > >
> > > > > Regards
> > > > >
> > > > > Dusti
> > > > >
> > > > > > ----------
> > > > > > From:         Argila, June[SMTP:ARGILA@telephonics.com]
> > > > > > Reply To:     mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > > > > > Sent:         Thursday, November 04, 1999 9:38 AM
> > > > > > To:   'mol-cancer@lists.meds.com'
> > > > > > Subject:      RE: [MOL] question on chemo side effects
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Hi Dusti:  Zoloft the anti-anxiety helped me.  I used it for a
> > > period
> > > of
> > > > > > about 6 weeks and then switched to St. John's Wort for about
that
> > > same
> > > > > > amount of time.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I also used something to sleep (Ativan) for at least a year.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Your friend June
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > > From:       Barham, Dusti # IHTUL
> > > [SMTP:Dusti.Barham@tulsa.cistech.com]
> > > > > > > Sent:       Thursday, November 04, 1999 10:21 AM
> > > > > > > To: 'mol-cancer@lists.meds.com'
> > > > > > > Subject:    [MOL] question on chemo side effects
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Good morning everyone,
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >     I have a question on what helped you get through the
> > > > > > > anxiousness/agitation some of you have experienced while
taking
> > > chemo.
> > > > > > > My
> > > > > > > Mother has finding it difficult to concentrate and is easily
> > > agitated,
> > > > > > > says
> > > > > > > it feels like when you quit smoking.  Would you recommend a
drug
> > > for
> > > > > > > this
> > > > > > > like Xanax (her Doctor has suggested)?  She is doing some
> > > meditation
> > > > > > > but her
> > > > > > > mind is racing alot and it's driving her crazy.  My first
> >instinct
> > > is
> > > > > > > to say
> > > > > > > 'bring on the sedative' so she doesn't have to suffer through
> > > this.
> > > > > > > I
> > > > > > > think that if I were pretty much bedridden, then it would
drive
> >me
> > > > > > > crazy too
> > > > > > > if I couldn't read.  What do you think?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >     Thanks for any help,
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >     Dusti
> > > > > >
> > >
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