Hi, this message is for Ken and Melissa.
My boyfriend, mother and myself were in your Lake Mary office last Friday to receive laser therapy for our smoking addictions. I just wanted to quickly check-in and say that my last cigarette was on Thursday evening and I haven’t looked back since the treatment.
I was extremely skeptical going into the procedure because I know how addictions are very difficult to overcome and without any medication, extensive one-on-on therapy, etc. it didn’t seem likely that a mere “laser” could stop my habit dead in its tracks. You were absolutely right when you said that the laser doesn’t erase one’s memory – I still remember my old tendencies and certain triggers that used to push me to the point of smoking but without the physical discomfort and psychological vulnerability and anxiety standing in my way it is relatively easy to say “no” to it. In fact, the smell of second hand smoke is so unappealing already.
My boyfriend said that of the previous 5 times he has attempted to quit in his 12 year smoking career, this experience has been a complete 180. We are still in the beginning stages and understand that we have a long way to go but I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that the three of us are still moving forward (without much effort) toward living smoke-free lives.
Many, many thanks to all of you!
Monica C Mahoney