November 20, 2008

'Ya don't say

Man, wish I could get paid to write these sort of "opinions": Opinion: Cancer's not the only smoking risk.

Lack of excrement and Watson's partner come to mind ...

Posted by Hube at November 20, 2008 10:48 PM | TrackBack

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I dunno, Hube...the link you provided, I read it and saw what is being drummed into me at the moment by my GP, cardiologist and vascular surgeon. I professed to being a "rudely healthy" woman at the start of this year...never cared for junk or fast food, love veggies, fish, red meat once in a while and organic when I can get it (as with any produce etc). In May they found a main artery in my heart 90% blocked (and I thought I just had heartburn!) so I got a stent. Further tests show both an aortic and carotid blockage. Fortunately, since I'm asymptomatic surgery for either is in abeyance. The only vice I have (well, ya know...lolol) is smoking. Admittedly, the genetics aren't good but I still consider (and know, in fact) myself healthier than both parents were at my age. In fact, my father was dead..of lung cancer, yet...before he got to my age and he wasn't a smoker. Only thing is, quitting is a total b***h. I do plan to live until I'm 100 but I'd like to do it well...lol. Actually, the vascular surgeon doesn't harangue...he told me on my first visit that he would only discuss this once then it was up to me...and pretty much what this article states is exactly what he said to me, never broaching it since. I don't like these articles either but now feel I'm caught between a rock and veritable hard place. (As I puff my last cig of the day...)

Posted by: Nancy Cleveland at November 20, 2008 11:46 PM

I sympathize Nance. I was just mocking the headline b/c I think it's common sense that there are many other risks if you smoke than cancer.

Posted by: Hube at November 21, 2008 07:25 AM

I'm sure, Hube...and while, of course smoking is not a good thing, I'd lay most of my money on self-imposed stress being the number one killer of recent decades

Posted by: Nancy Cleveland at November 21, 2008 09:43 AM