I am smoke free — for the first time in over 20 years after smoking a pack and a half a day. It’s funny — my son has never seen me not smoke. He’s proud of me and I’m proud of me.

I sometimes can’t remember when I did smoke but I am so happy I don’t have that ball and chain around me anymore. I never thought about it much, but the freedom of not having to find a place to go have a smoke when I’m at the mall, or out to dinner, or at a movie. It’s unbelievable.

Thank you Melissa for your support and for the treatment. I am so glad I did it and I have referred many of my friends and co-workers.

The people I work with can’t believe it — they’ve always seen me smoke. Thank you again — for adding years to my life and life to my years.