Well I had bad news the other day, my mum has been diagnosed with Lung Cancer. I am the first person to get angry and shout that she should of never smoked and I have always told her to give up since i was little.
Now the sad truth is that she has now got that dreaded c word.
I don’t bang on about it as much as my poor fiance who is as just heart broken by it all as me, he has a blog Final Puff which he talks about the dangers of smoking. Read his post dedicated to the news here.
The thing with Lung Cancer is you don’t need to smoke to get it, you can be just a innocent bystander; a kid whose parents smoke, someone who works in a bar (thank god for the smoking ban) or just someone with a partner or friend who smokes.
I don’t mean to play the blame game on people who smoke. I have lived with smokers all my life (My mum, dad, Brother, Aunts, Uncles and now evan cousins!) I just wish people would stop such a nasty habit.
Adverts do not work, people who smoke turn them off and don’t look at them, same with the adverts on cigarette papers.
It is such a hard habit to break, my Dad said to me a couple of days ago that he has been smoking for 40 years it’s not something he can just give up. His mother smoked all her life and gave up at 60, she sadly has really bad enthasemia so she can’t live without oxygen units throughout her house all the time.
Please anyone who reads this, Mums, Dads, kids, etc.. think. Think what pain you will bring your family if you get cancer.
I love my Mum more than anything in the whole world she is my bestest friend. She has been through so much, and most of that was with me. I had a horrid Teen life with being bullied and suffering with really bad OCD (which i still suffer with in bouts and i am sure this situation won’t help matters). She is my rock, my light, my angel, and i hate that smoking has done this to her.
So please try and give up smoking before you get the C word.