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2 + months without a Cigar - 14+ days to go

TNBigfoot68TNBigfoot68 Where Bigfoots live, in the woodsPosts: 2,186 ✭✭✭✭✭

Since my heart went into Afib around the 7th of January I have not had a Cigar. Around 2 1/2 weeks ago I was shocked for the 9th time but with 2 units tied together 720 joules did the trick. I have surgery scheduled for the 27th for an ablation in 14 days, after that I figure I will still need around 7 more days for things to heal. So when would it be safe to smoke my next cigar? I miss my smoke time!

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  • KenpoKnightKenpoKnight KansasPosts: 1,047 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Keep getting better! I would follow what the doctor says for when you can have the next cigar. Some people may say just do what you want, but you don’t want to risk anything after you have been through all of that. Hang in there!

  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 6,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Chances are good that your doctors answer to that question will be "Never". It's a knee-jerk response from most physicians. I quit all nicotine for about 6 months when I had my knee replaced, 2 months prior and 4 months post surgery, because nicotine inhibits new cell growth and repair. Ablations do not involve a lot of tissue repair, but, it is very important tissue, isn't it? You probably don't want to rock the boat, so to speak, for awhile. I'd probably give it 4 - 6 weeks myself.

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  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 7,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with @Amos_Umwhat thats what I get told about slowing healing time. With that said I stopped one day before and 4 weeks after. But mine issues are not heart related. Best of luck Paul, you got this.

  • TNBigfoot68TNBigfoot68 Where Bigfoots live, in the woodsPosts: 2,186 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Amos_Umwhat said:
    Chances are good that your doctors answer to that question will be "Never". It's a knee-jerk response from most physicians. I quit all nicotine for about 6 months when I had my knee replaced, 2 months prior and 4 months post surgery, because nicotine inhibits new cell growth and repair. Ablations do not involve a lot of tissue repair, but, it is very important tissue, isn't it? You probably don't want to rock the boat, so to speak, for awhile. I'd probably give it 4 - 6 weeks myself.

    I know your right, but I don't have to like it. At least this way I won't run out anytime soon. @Amos_Umwhat

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  • BKDogBKDog NE PAPosts: 1,230 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2020

    I hope you have a solid recovery and get to enjoy your cigars @TNBigfoot68
    And if it makes you feel any better, I haven't had a cigar in a long time, since it got too cold to smoke outside. I've been toking on the pipe tobacco, but not for about 6 weeks 'cause of the H1N1 hybrid disease I caught and still haven't fully gotten rid of. Edit -Okay, I cheated twice with the pipe but I paid dearly for it.

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  • skydiverDskydiverD Chicagoland AreaPosts: 2,596 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Keep on recovering my friend. Cigars will always be there when you're ready. More important is for you to get healthy. We will keep the light on for ya! Or in this case, we will keep the burn line moving slowly for ya...

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  • TNBigfoot68TNBigfoot68 Where Bigfoots live, in the woodsPosts: 2,186 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TNBigfoot68 said:
    Since my heart went into Afib around the 7th of January I have not had a Cigar. Around 2 1/2 months ago I was shocked for the 9th time but with 2 units tied together 720 joules did the trick. I have surgery scheduled for the 27th for an ablation in 14 days, after that I figure I will still need around 7 more days for things to heal. So when would it be safe to smoke my next cigar? I miss my smoke time!

    2 1/2 months not weeks fixed the quote.

    I was born a fool, and just got bigger!
  • TNBigfoot68TNBigfoot68 Where Bigfoots live, in the woodsPosts: 2,186 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @skydiverD said:
    Keep on recovering my friend. Cigars will always be there when you're ready. More important is for you to get healthy. We will keep the light on for ya! Or in this case, we will keep the burn line moving slowly for ya...

    Appreciate it. This is a great family.

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  • CalvinAndHoboCalvinAndHobo IowaPosts: 2,074 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pulling for you Paul

  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 7,293 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TNBigfoot68 said:
    Since my heart went into Afib around the 7th of January I have not had a Cigar. Around 2 1/2 weeks ago I was shocked for the 9th time but with 2 units tied together 720 joules did the trick. I have surgery scheduled for the 27th for an ablation in 14 days, after that I figure I will still need around 7 more days for things to heal. So when would it be safe to smoke my next cigar? I miss my smoke time!

    When I afibbed and got zapped, I eased back on gar smoking and ramped up on gar rolling. The RedHead tried to weaponize the event, of course, by asking the doc shouldn't I quit. He was pretty much don't worry about it. And, no, he doesn't smoke cigars. I continued to ease back and ramp up until zapped. Now, I am back to one a day. But I do roll mellow sticks, so my experience may not equal yours.

    I do believe that one's craving for that wunnerful baccy aroma & relaxation is satisfied by mucking about in leaves. You do absorb some oil thru your hands and no doubt from the olorous atmosphere of it all. It doesn't stink up the room; but it does snurf up your nose to calm your brain. OTOH, it's not enough to get a nicotine buzz. That's the one part missing from rolling.

    Good luck and remember the one-two-three: Number one killer is heart, number two the big C, but number three is iatrogenic.

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  • BigshizzaBigshizza Posts: 15,517 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Best of luck Paul, let us know when you’re good to go!

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    @Bigshizza said:
    Best of luck Paul, let us know when you’re ready for a beatdown.

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  • TNBigfoot68TNBigfoot68 Where Bigfoots live, in the woodsPosts: 2,186 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Bigshizza said:
    Best of luck Paul, let us know when you’re good to go!

    Scariest words ever, @Bigshizza glad you are better and back around.

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  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 1,895 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Was good to see ya on the vherf, Brother...

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  • TNBigfoot68TNBigfoot68 Where Bigfoots live, in the woodsPosts: 2,186 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It was good seeing everyone

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  • TNBigfoot68TNBigfoot68 Where Bigfoots live, in the woodsPosts: 2,186 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Surgery put on hold because of Covid-19, bummer. May just smoke a gar anyway

    I was born a fool, and just got bigger!
  • VegasFrankVegasFrank Playing chess with a 🐦🐦🐦Posts: 10,272 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Smoke a white owl brother. It's like not even smoking at all!

    I'm childish
  • XWFD30XWFD30 Posts: 23

    I'm a newbie & I don't know ya, but, listen to your Docs & don't do anything till you're Fully healed, if it's 2, 3 or more months, so be it. Remember this.....if you fall a second time, it's a longer way down, & it'll be a way longer climb back up.. All the best........

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