beckyg Posted June 10, 2003 Share Posted June 10, 2003 Before I start ranting ,let me say to all of you smokers and former smokers that I know you didn't ask for lung cancer any more than I did. I have always been irritated by the smell of cigarette smoke and especially by people who blow cigarette smoke in my face in public places. But until I found out I had lung cancer, the extent of my reaction was to glare at them and move away. Now I have an overwhelming desire, that so far I have suppressed, to launch into a violent diatribe when I see a smoker, especially a young one. This is a problem since I work on a college campus in East Texas and I see 18 and 19 year old smokers outside every building between classes. Thursday night my husband and I went to the movies and walked trough the parking lot behind a couple fo young men smoking. I wanted to rip their cigarettes out of their hands and yell at them (bald head and all) that I had THEIR lung cancer. I am just so angry--I did everything I was supposed to do. I avoided smoking, I exercised, I tried to eat right, and yet here I am, finally through with grad school, in a great job with a charming child and WHAM I have lung cancer. I hope those PET scan results come back soon and with good news--my mood swings are getting worse with this waiting! Becky Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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