This thread kinda hit home. I spent most of 2016 getting chemo and radiation for lung cancer. Its in remission so I am still here to tell my story.
There is a part of cancer treatment no one told me about. Its called "chemo fog". There were days that I had no problems but there were days when I couldn't think of a certain word or phrase I wanted to use much less make good or lifesaving decisions. During one of the good days I told my wife I was not going to carry anymore until this completely went away. She has her CHL but usually depended on me. She started carrying full time and all was good.
Some time in mid 2017 we both felt I was not having any problems and put my gun back on full time. I am so blessed that first I am in remission secondly had real good insurance (not obamma care)and third a wife who took charge and kept us safe.
Now for the soap box speech...3-4 packs a day since 1974 meant I was going to die! For whatever reason God decided I could stick around. I would get pissed when ever someone gave me "the speech". If you smoke please do whatever to kick it. The going price is around 7.00 a pack which is 147.00 per week. Do you know how many Colt Pythons and Perrazzi shot guns I could have bought instead of smokes! It isn't worth the pain to yourself or those you care about. Rant over.