“Until I heard about your services I really believed that I could never quit smoking. Smoking is such a serious addiction and I must say it really had a hold on my life. My family members were always on me about smoking. It was my crutch, for every crisis in my life a cigarette would help with my immediate breakdown. I smoked for 30 years plus and I am 55 years old. I was very much aware of the dangers of smoking. However the addiction outweighed the dangers, the thought of any kind of cancer or any other illness that smoking causes was secondary.
Being as young as I am with adult children, I begin to think about being ill and interrupting their young lives by having them take care of me as I deteriorate from my addiction and the many ills associated with cigarette smoking. I would have fleeting thoughts about having grandkids and all the things I wanted to do for them…nothing outweighed my addiction.
My daughter said to me “Mom, if you quit smoking I will purchase you some veneers ” (pretty teeth). We all know how much they cost!! I wanted the pretty teeth; I also wanted to continue to smoke, and I gave up another year to my addiction.
When I am out and about I see many people with oxygen tanks, I know all are not from smoking but some are and I would cry and say “God please help me overcome this addiction. It begins to weigh heavily on me. Every time I had an ache or pain I associated it with smoking.
I finally realized I had no choices, if I wanted to live a long life, it could not involve smoking. I felt like I could not go cold turkey so I went to the mall and purchased an electric cigarette for $250.00. It was not the same as a real one so that was money wasted and I was still smoking real cigarettes. Seems as if I began to smoke more because I was worried about smoking……..crazy I know!
One day I said I’m going to do it whatever it takes I have to do it. I’m going to die if I don’t quit smoking I begin to pray to God “please give me an out. You know the desires of my heart”. So, I went on the internet and I found Dr. Syna I immediately picked up the telephone and made an appointment.
On my way to Dr. Syna’s office I stopped and got a pack of cigarettes, I smoked all I could smoke on the way. Once I arrived I set out front in my ashtray that I drove and smoked a couple more. I had such anticipation I was ready to move along in this new chapter of being a non-smoker.
I went in talked to Doc about why I wanted to quit he helped me realized the benefits of quitting after my conversation with him I dropped my new pack of cigarettes and my lighter in the trash can on the side of Doc’s desk, that was August 29, 2012 and I have not smoked a single cigarette since then.
I am motivated by the promises of God, good health and long life on the earth.
I never said it was easy!! But, you have to start somewhere.”
Kathryn Kilpatrick – Houston, Texas