the patch really does work as long as you are motivated. I know what you mean about the anesthesia, but last year, I was taking Welbutrin and hardly smoked, so I didn't need oxygen after the surgery. Of course, they had me so drugged that I was having shallow breathing, but that is another story.
Good luck karen
>----- Original Message -----
From: toni welsh <email@example.com> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, March 06, 2000 10:08 AM Subject: smaoking
> Hi Karen,
> Thank you for your post, I am going to use the patch too,I am so tired
> of this addiction, I want to quit so bad. I told my husband I will not
> go under anesthisia(sp), until I am off smoking. The last two times I
> was on oxygen for days, when I operated on years ago, I was off the
> oxygen right out of recovery room. I know my lungs could not take it
> I hope this works for me, how long did you quit for?
> Take care Karen,