This past Wednesday, my heart sank to my toes.
My best friend from who lives in Wisconsin has just been diagnosed with non small cell carcinoma-lung cancer.
When she lived in Michigan, we were three incredible gals. Ran the PTA, Girl Scout leaders, bowlers, crafters, home bartenders and incredible cooks!! If it involved our kids and family, we were all in! We would teach and learn from each other. I learned a lot from her, how to use spices, and cross stitch.
We all smoked...and have become successful quitters.
She quit 15 years ago. I remember during her quitting process (she was now livingin WI) she called me to let me know she called an ambulance, as she thought she was loosing her mind from withdraws. Her husband was out of the country at the time. I went back to smoking!
I really don't know where I'm going with this, except, I am enjoying my life smoke free, as does she.
Was this caused by smoking, don't know, but I do know it's not worth returning to an addiction with the mindset..it's going to happen anyway.
Once I know what her treatment option is, I'll be flying out to be a buddy of whatever she or family needs.
Stay smoke free...always protect that precious quit, we all worked so hard to be successful quitters.