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  • I don’t see my doctor until 28th and was just hoping someone had same results and could tell me if that’s what their results showed and if that meant they didn’t fuse. I tried to search but couldn’t understand it. I hate all the medical wording hard to understand. Yes I smoke and now my dr informed me I have Emphysema so emphysema  just more for me to stress over and thank god I want to quit smoking but still very stressed.

  • Many people on this web site have said their surgeon won’t operate on smokers. 

    The reason is that smoking can cause a lack of fusion. 

    Both the doctor and patient are wasting their time operating on a smoker, is usually how the mindset goes.

    I’m surprised if your surgeon knew you were a smoker he operated on you anyway.

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  • I had to quit and not smoke for 6 months and I did but came up to see the family had 1 drink with them and there went that. I am gonna quit soon and I am never gonna smoke again. Last time I did it because dr wanted it and this time I want it more than anything and I know I can do it cause I’m n truly ready for this change.

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