Why Me????

Blog Post created by OldBones-Larry on Feb 24, 2018

That is the question being asked by a lot of smokers I meet. They have just found out that they have heart problems, COPD, or other conditions.
Look in your pocket or your purse folks. The answer is staring you in the face.
When you mention the fact that those sickorettes are the cause of these conditions, the people go ballistic. Sickorettes can't cause any of this they say!!!!! They help me get through the day!!

Too bad all those things are doing is helping them to die that much quicker.
I can only walk away and shake my head.
I know why me in my own case.
I smoked for 42 years. For several of those years I was at a 4 carton a week habit. That is 800 sickorettes going through my lungs every week!!
Now add in 20 cigars every week. I didn't just puff them either. I drew them just as deep as the sickorettes.
Now a rough estimate is that I put approx. 60 years of abuse on my lungs and heart.
Is it any wonder that they would get sick and begin failing???
I no longer have to ask why me... I can say uninformed me. I know what I did to my body now.
COPD, Heart Failure, Bypass Surgery, Barrett's, PAD. Noe add in Aortic Abdominal Anurhysm and any problems not yet discovered.
All of us have our own story that will tell people about the question of why me. Tell others if they will hear your words. If they don't, they will have to learn it on their own someday.
Keep your journey of freedom from sickorettes strong my friends.

Travel safely and beware the traps that will trip you up and destroy your quit.
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.
Larry the Caravan Master