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Smoking before surgery
« on: August 07, 2008, 01:40:25 AM »
I have a delima.  I need and want to have this surgery more than anything else in the world, but I just can't stop smoking.  I know this can hurt the recovery process, but even the prospects of not having it doesn't compute.  It's almost like I'd rather have the surgery under bad circumstances rather than to postspone it for a better time.  This is down right scary because I know how stubborn I get, to the point where reality must take a back set to my selfish wishes, but in this case to my secret nightmare that's raped me of 20 years of my life..  I don't know..It's the 6th of aug and I'm scheduled for surgery on the 18th, so my question is this.  If I stopped right now or even a week out, drank tons of water, ate good, exercised hard etc to help my circulation and blood flow, would that be enough time?  Any feedback would be fucken golden..

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Re: Smoking before surgery
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2008, 03:00:40 AM »
While I don't at all judge you for smoking, smoking before and after surgery in the time frame that they tell you not to is dangerous...

Read:

http://healthlink.mcw.edu/article/1031002485.html
http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlFilePath=journals/ijh/vol5n1/surgery.xml
http://www.clickondetroit.com/health/17052320/detail.html

In summary, smoking before surgery increases risk of complications and prolongs your healing...and believe me it takes long enough as it is for this operation to heal up properly.
Surgery done 18th March 2008

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Re: Smoking before surgery
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 11:00:20 PM »
Stop smoking now. I had my gallbladder removed and smoked right before I steped into the hospital.
I don't know where gallstone removal and plastic surgery rank. But, I had no complications and my doctor never mentioned anything about it. Just my 2 cents.


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