My mother is one tough nugget.
After 65 years of sucking tar, she quit smoking. Completely. She smoked her last cigarette about a month ago. i am in awe of this – having assumed it wasn’t possible to ditch a 3-pack a day habit that fast. But she did it. She took Chantix, prescribed by her surgeon, but stayed at the low dose – probably not enough to have made much difference.
This was sheer willpower.
Where did it come from? Yesterday she told us that a light bulb went off when Robo-Doc said – “You’re here to talk about bypass surgery. I assume that means you want to live. You need to quit smoking – for at least 2 weeks prior to surgery”. She realized she really does want to live…