I smoked 2 packs a day of Marlboros from late teens to early twenties. Would you believe 14 cents a pack in Vietnam plus little packs of 4 cigarettes in each c-ration meal. Back in the world, my last Navy boss was a Naval Academy quarterback - though his bad luck was being in the same class with Roger Staubach so he spent most of his time on the bench. One day he said to me "those things are going to kill you." I admitted he was right and quit then and there at age 23 or 24. Time passed. about
8 years later I was selling emergency medical radio systems and was sitting in a hotel bar with a consultant who was writing specifications for a statewide system I wanted to bid on. He was smoking and I bummed a couple of his cigarettes. I went to the cigarette machine in the lobby, bought a pack, and was back smoking 2 packs a day again the next day as if I'd never quit.
A year later I woke up around dawn one morning, coughing and reaching for a cigarette. I thought that was nuts. I flushed my remaining cigarettes down the toilet and quit cold turkey. I got through it by thinking every time I wanted a cigarette that I would have suffered for nothing for n hours, days, weeks, etc. if I started again. Eventually the tickle in the back of the throat went away, and eventually the smell of cigarette smoke became really annoying.
As for the other stuff I'd smoke occasionally - mostly when we were passing it around at dinner parties, etc. - though I preferred brownies. And if anyone here was in the northeast and remembers the Blizzard of '78, I can tell a story about
my friends and landlords downstairs who made really great "snowstorm chicken" with a warning to go easy on the stuffing. But I quit that stuff too back in the 80s when I was working full time and doing a couple of evening grad courses. It just made meaningful concentration needlessly hard.
2002-PSA 9.4, 5 of 10 cores 30-50%
RP 2002 PT3B N0 MX Gleason 3+4 75% left small focus rt
low 0.01 slow rise to 0.4
SRT 2010 1 lymph node. Casodex 3 months
0.00 thu 2014
0.02 Oct 14
0.2 Oct 16
0.51 Jan 17
2.46 Jan 18
6.62 May 18 enlarged lymph node start Firmagon
0.45 Jun; 0.02 Aug '18
0.02 T<3 May '19 Start ADT vacation
0.03 T=150 Oct '19
0.08 T=162 Nov '19
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