I'm getting the x-ray tomorrow afternoon. Trying to digest all that's been said hear. I am overweight, been a smoker for years and work like a rented mule.
Spaw, thanks for the kind words, and although we haven't met I consider you a god friend.
Peg, your advice was very sound and healthful. Years ago I was into the herbal teas, even crushed my own rose hips and cut up lemon grass. Funny how we slip away from old habits and pick up new ones. I think I will take you up on your offer and pm you soon.
Mark, I'm usually pretty hale and hearty even with the butts, but your tale was a wake up call! And how do we deal with the fact that even down the road, with quitting now, we may still develop trouble. Not to mention the guilty feelings of subjecting those close to us to the danger.
Mrzzy, LtS, I'm thankful for the input.
And Extra Stout,(now there's a great handle), thanks for the kick in the ass, I appreciate your honesty.
Long road ahead of me, nice to know I'm not traveling alone.