My first New Years without tobacco...

MrCoolGuy

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I have some kind of swelling on my jaw line, where I use tobacco that doesnt seem to be tooth-related. I started taking antibiotics, so hopefully the swelling goes away. I have a dentist appointment as soon as I get back home from my vacation to Hot Springs, but this doesn't seem like a dental issue and it's hard not to think of years of dipping and cancer. Hopefully I'm worrying about nothing, but it was enough to scare me. Coincedentally it's New Years... so I'll just stop and call it a resolution. (This is where I ask you Christians to pray for me...)
 

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I have some kind of swelling on my jaw line, where I use tobacco that doesnt seem to be tooth-related. I started taking antibiotics, so hopefully the swelling goes away. I have a dentist appointment as soon as I get back home from my vacation to Hot Springs, but this doesn't seem like a dental issue and it's hard not to think of years of dipping and cancer. Hopefully I'm worrying about nothing, but it was enough to scare me. Coincedentally it's New Years... so I'll just stop and call it a resolution. (This is where I ask you Christians to pray for me...)


good luck with that which is ailing you.
be sure and have it looked at, please.
I'm glad I check my sore through, It was stage 3 cancer and me and the pro's from dover nipped it in the bud.
I 'm please to say , I've been cancer free for twelve years, and the last twelve years have been well worth being around for.
In the last little bit, I've got to see Patrick Mahone and his crew do their magic, and Valentina Shevchenko do her amazing thing.Im certain glad that I had my sore throat checked out.
 

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Congrats. keep it up, I have COPD because of cigs and pot. Quit the cigs 10 yrs ago and eat edibles treat my anxiety. Might be some Canker that can be treated with anti-biotics. Hope you have a Happy New Year.
 

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Hope everything turns out OK.

I'll be quitting soon, myself. Just bought a new house and I won't be smoking in it so it's a great time to quit.

Last time I was well on my way to quitting. Was down to a pack of smokes every 3 days. Then I ran into an ex of mine and started smoking more because she smokes. So I smoked anytime she did. We lasted about 3 months. She's still kaniving and dishonest and all the other stuff I was hoping had changed. Oh well. She's great other than that. But those things can't be looked past.

Edit: I forgot why I even posted that above. I was quitting because I had a scare, too. I was having numbness in my hands and something else I can't recall, so I thought it could be related. So I started the process of weening myself off of cigarettes. Then I ran into my ex and screwed it all up.
 

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The best way to guit is to just guit. Unfortunately most people do it when a problem shows up. I was on my sidewalk choking and gasping for air. That was the last time I had a cigarette. Eight years. I got lucky I was 59 then, the same age my dad died from lung cancer. Don't wait for a problem, don't make excuses, don't make resolutions, just stop. No one needs drugs of any kind. I hope you have nothing to worry about.
 

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I was a heavy tobacco user for 30 years. Cigarettes, cigars, pipe, long leaf and snuff. I used it all at one time or another. Sometimes I'd smoke a Marlboro with a dip of Copenhagen at the same time. Anywhere from a pack and a half to three packs a day, depending on how much I drank which was generally a lot. Tried to quit a bunch of times, never lasted more than a few weeks.

About 8 years ago I realized I just couldn't afford to smoke and make my house payment. I woke up the next morning, threw my last half pack in the trash and haven't touched any tobacco since. Just like that.

When you are ready to quit, you'll quit. Hopefully it won't be too late.

I quit drinking just shy of a year ago. Same basic method. Something bad happened, woke up and poured a half bottle of scotch (Johnny Walker Black) down the drain. Haven't had a drink since.

That one is a little tougher in a way. I'm not white-knuckling it anymore but I'd like to be able to able to kick back a few when I'm hanging out. I quickly realize that my idea of a "few" isn't two or three beers. It's a bottle of bourbon and 8-10 beers.

At least I don't wake up in the morning, call whoever I was drinking with the night before and start apologizing. I probably wouldn't remember what I did but I just figured I owed someone an apology. Often multiple someones!

Anyway, get looked at. With a little luck, you'll be fine and this will be the wake up call that you need to quit.
 

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Good luck and don’t wait. I’m a Christian, so will say a prayer.

I’ve got a buddy who waited 9 months to see a specialist after his dentist gave him a referral and it indeed ended up being cancer. He’s doing great now close to 10 years later, but in his doc’s/dentist’s opinion needed a much more extensive procedure due to the delay. The moral of the story is even if it feels a bit better in a couple of days, still go for the appointment.
 

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I used a little psychological trick to finally quit in 2010. I told myself I was going to quit, not "try" to quit. Leaving the word try in there gives you an out or excuse.
and unfortunately, extended smoking and tobacco use also leads to bladder cancer. I'm in remission right now, but been getting surgery, treatments, and check ups for 2 years.
All the best to you @MrCoolGuy and everyone else that wants to quit.
 




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