I read this thread and thought about it for an hour or so, and I want to discuss your quick assumption that this all boils down to smoking.
Maybe, maybe not.
What if it is not smoking? What if it is something else?
And lets think about this logically.
You said yourself, your getting old. Well our bodies fall apart pretty fast anyways.
So since you are this close to your deathbed, why would you quit smoking now? Wouldn't this be the funnest part of smoking cigs you ever had in your
Me? I am worried about accidentally burning the house down. Or my kids burning the house down.
You ever considered that your diet could be the cause of this?
Maybe you are eating something regularly that led to this?
It really could be anything.
Nice to see you are alive though.
I really think we should consider alternative explanations though, as the "it's cuz of smoking" explanation has become the "God did it" excuse
IMO these days....
You said the doc mentioned artery congestion, doesn't that typically come from hamburgers etc?
I wonder when I will die and how, Hmmm? I won't stop smoking over fears of death though. Otherwise I would have to stop doing everything else I do
too lol. Even driving the car can lead to serious painful and sometimes fatal consequences.
Compare a car wreck victim to a smoker. Which looks worse?
Who is going to swear off cars?
I mean you can actually live without a car. People have done it for thousands of years.
There were an estimated 6,289,000 car accidents in the US in 1999. There were about 3.4 million injuries and 41,611 people killed in auto accidents
in 1999. The total number of people killed in highway crashes in 2001 was 42,116, compared to 41,945 in 2000.
And in car wrecks, you have instant decapitations, leg and arm cut offs. Cuts gashes and every other type of physical injury you can think of.
Shattered bones crushed etc etc.
Car wrecks are gross. Grosser than smokers lungs. I can stomach looking at black lungs, but chopped up bodies? Thats too much.
Point is blaming smoking without hard evidence is rash imo.
What if you have bad drywalling from China? IDK I am just saying these days there are countless sources for toxic contamination from every possible
What caused this could literally be from anywhere.
You started smoking in 1978. My wife's dad started smoking around 1958.
He has 20 years over you. No strokes, no lung problems, nothing. He seems totally fine actually for an old guy that smoked his whole life.
Since you are alive, what you do you think this?
Was there any tests/evidence that proved smoking caused this? Or was it simple assumption based on circumstance?
[edit on 28-5-2010 by muzzleflash]