Jul 16, 2001 - 6:57 am
Just a quick question. I was a smoker until I was diagnosed and stopped immediately when the plastic surgeon told me how horrible things would turn out if I didn't ( healing with the tissue expanders, etc.) That was in Nov.2000. For some reason, in the past month or two, I have lit up a few times , nothing in excess. I have to admit that I am very addicted to the damned things!!!! Anyway, I used to smoke a pack a day and went cold turkey. Don't know why I have begun to have this urge recently . Possibly because I feel so much better, don't know. My question is: Has anyone gone through the reconstruction while smoking? Even though I have just smoked that little bit ( one a day, 3 or 4days out of the week), could this harm my surgery this Friday? I know that if I mention it to my plastic surgeon he will brow-beat me to death! I have not had a smoke in several days now and don't plan to. Just curious about other folks knowledge of this.