Friday, July 11, 2014

This man is a QUITTER.

Image taken and shared with my patient's permission.

Two packs of cigarettes per day at $5 per pack for many, many years.
Numerous failed attempts in the past.
A world of people who love you and need you.
And one young physician who didn't just talk at you about quitting but who stood by your side and patiently believed that you could be a non-smoker.

Until you did, too.

Here you are at your follow up visit. Proud to say that you are a quitter. Because you are.

Congratulations, sir. You did it. And like you told me yesterday, "I hope me quitting blesses someone and encourages them, too." My guess is that you've already achieved that goal. As a matter of fact, I know you have.


Man. I love this job.

Happy Friday. And thank you, Heval M.K. for seeing triumph in your patients' futures. You inspire me, too.


  1. Congratulations. Kicking the habit is never easy. I hit my five year anniversary last December of being smoke-free, happy to see another join the ranks. It is so hard to do, but once you do it? Be super proud of yourself.

    1. I love this encouragement! Ha was super proud and surely would be thrilled to hear these kind words, Thanks and congrats to youS well. I don't know what it feels like to be a smoker or an ex smoker but I have card for enough to know that quitting is easy. You guys rule.

  2. Please tell your patient I said "Congratulations!" It is so hard to quit smoking. My mother smoked 3 packs a day for over 35 years before she finally quit, and it was very difficult. He is to be commended!


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