- Hi Matt,, stop smoking.... It is the only thing you can do to help the
symptoms of this disease to cease. There are many that don't suck it up and
quit and smoke and smoke until they lose a toe, then a foot and some even
have it spread to the hands and the fingers..literally smoking a cigarette
between their last two fingers. That is sick.. Stop smoking my friend....
And do see a Vascular surgeon. An arteriogram may be in order. Don't assume
it is buergers disease though, until you find out for sure it is from a Doc.
In either case, stop smoking now man,, pick up that pack of cigarettes and
say, I know your killing me regardless if you are causing this foot
problem.. I look forward to the freedom from you.. CRUNCH and be done with
them, suffer for a few days cause you can't have one, and wait for your feet
to start feeling better than they do.. It is a fact, they will get better
than they are now. You will never be rid of the disease and sometimes they
may get painful, but by not smoking the disease stops spreading and getting
any worse. By not smoking it is like giving your body the best medicine you
could ever give it. period... you can do it, I know you can if I could..
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <denverdude69@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 10:55 PM
Subject: [Beurgers Disease] HELP
> Im not sure what to do. About two months ago my left foot sorta
> went to "sleep" I went to the Dr they did blood sugar test etc and
> everything came up fine. Granted its a crappy HMO.
> Well i still have a left foot that the left side feels asleep. Its
> basically the far left side of my left foot. From the pinky toe
> along the left edge of my foot to the ball of my foot. The Ball of
> my foot is tender. Yeah im 29yo and a semi-heavy smoker....a out of
> shape and a tad over weight not much tho 6'2 185.
> I tried a internet search tonight and found this disorder and
> really sounds like my symptoms. As i have crappy insurance and live
> in Utah where almost no one smokes. and doubt the dr here have ever
> heard of it. I was wondering what was the FIRST early symptoms some
> of you had?
> I have a real tenderness in the ball of my left foot for about 2
> months..at first i though maybe it was a spider bite or something
> but dont see any marks. Im just puzzled....and now scared.
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- Matt, Barry, Buergers Disease since 1966. Amputation
of 8 toes(both feet), amputation left index finger.
Several other fingers had gangrene but healed up after
From my personal experince, smoking will kill you.
That's the good news. The bad news IS YOU WILL LOOSE
Fingers, Toes, Arms, Legs, Nose and Ears. Each
individual diget will die on your body, while you are
alive. The pain is indescribable!!!!Intractable!!!You
WILL NOT sleep, rest, enjoy one minute of ANY hour OF
each hour for the rest of your SHORT life. You will
Give up everything important to your lively hood. You
WILL not live, you will not want to live and IF YOU
CONTINUE to smoke, you will live in pain I cannot
Dont do as I did and continue to smoke. You gotta quit
smoking now to live a happy life. You can do it! Its
the right thing to do!!
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- Thanks for the replies and words of advice everyone. Just a update
tomorrow i will be smoke free for 3 weeks. Yes, i saw these websites
and info and quit the very next day.
As for the symptoms, they seems to be getting better almost the
point if they hadnt been sore and numb i might not notice them at
all. Yes i am seeing my dr and going thru the long check lists of
things it could be. Had a nerve conduction study done today as a
matter of fact. So far everything is normal, but still have more
dr's and appointments to go.
Thanks for the advice and words of kindness.