Sunday, March 15, 2009


Eighteen months ago today I quit smoking.

18 months ago the only symptom I had of MS was numb finger tips. This numbness in my fingertips went away when I quit smoking the previous time in 2001. The numbness in my fingers is why I quit smoking the last time, and when it didn't go away after 9 months I contacted my doctor to do some investigation.

9 months ago I thought I had a B12 deficiency. 8 months ago I was pretty sure that I had MS but wouldn't say it. I kept googling for diseases more interesting and curable.

I often feel like I was swindled out of all the benefits of quitting smoking. I've never been more unwell in my life than I have been since I quit.

But hey, life's not fair.

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