If You're Young~~~~~STOP SMOKING

Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on Dec 2, 2012


When you get old you start falling apart.

Wouldn't it be comforting to know you didn't cause it?

Did you know that smoking irritates the esophagus?

So, what do you think 40 years of smoking might do to it?

I was diagnosed with Barrett's Esophagus the end of May.

This is a precancerous condition caused by acid reflux and contributed to by smoking.

I also hooked up with diabetes and now stage 3 chronic kidney disease. (CKD)

I am going for "procedures" tomorrow. I lost 40% of my blood supply the end of May due to internal bleeding of my esophagus. Now, they must monitor the esophagus and create a baseline in case cancer has begun. Esophageal cancer is one of the quickest and deadliest there is.

Keep me in you thoughts tommorrow. They will be doing and endoscopy with biopsies and an esophageal ultrasound to create a baseline.

And a word to the wise about smoking.