reply to post by Doc Velocity
Hey Doc my wife started smoking again yesterday after many months of struggling with being a non-smoker. She had come so far done so well and it had
all been her own decision.
The catalyst was deciding that I had breathed too hard, laughed too loudly as I played with my dog or that I had moved in the wrong way. In any case
she detonated like a bomb and decided that she was going to become a ravening tyrant looking to liberate my heart from my chest with a rusty spoon.
My reaction was to tell her to be objective here, to see that her totally over the top behaviour is due to the lack of nicotine in the brain that is
causing her anger and her rage but she just would not get it or even entertain the idea - so I took my dog out for a walk.
I come back to find that not only has she bought a pack of cigarettes but has smoked two and is now deflated emotionally, is full of apologies and
feels really guilty for being so horrible for no reason whatsoever other than I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I pointed out to her as the headache came on that the reason she had decided all those months ago to quit smoking in the first place was because she
had been suffering relentless and regular migraines and cluster headaches that seemed to be linked to her cigarette use.
She had not suffered one single headache once she had stopped ingesting nicotine - not once had it afflicted her.
Our teenage daughter had been in tears as she had worried about losing her mother to a stroke or heart attack and in comforting our daughter she had
decided to quit smoking - and if I could help her do this.
I mentioned this all this morning as she puffed on a cigarette (outside) and I was told that life is for living and every one dies. I told her that
when one see’s a truck coming, flying a flag labelled stroke it is not a normal response to shrug and just stand there with the excuse that everyone
dies and that life is for living. Such excuses are for the hopelessly addicted and if that addicted person welcomes that truck with welcome arms then
all is truly lost.
My wife has a headache now which may or may not grow into something worse and I have to admit to feeling somewhat culpable for walking out during her
tirade with my dog. Had I stayed to try and help her objectify her rage then perhaps she would not be a smoker today? She had done so well, come so
far and had even reached the point where I could smell the toxins leaving her pores.
This world is so filled with traps that brings misery and a slow death via long term addiction that it is so sad to think that the tobacco industry
continues to thrive and that the young in looking to grow up faster than they should or need, take to puffing on that which withers the body and
subverts the mind over time.
Round one to the cigarette today but the war continues - we just lost a battle that is all