Kelly's Story
 Ron Thatcher, Dental X-Ray Technician, Wanut Creek, CA. Smoked a pack a day for 23 years David Bingham, Regional Sales Manager, San Ramon, CA. Smoked 1 to 2 packs a day for 17 years   Moty Mashadain, Owner of Lite Line Illuminations, Los Gatos, CA. Smoked a pack a day for 44 years.  Meredyth Masterson, Smoked a pack a day for 7 yrs.  Jamison OToole Smoked a Pack a day for 17 yrs. Jamison OToole, Youth Counciler, San Francisco, CA. Smoked a pack a day for 17 years  Amie Machato, Wells Fargo & Mom, San Jose, CA. Smoked 1 to 2 packs a day for 26 years  James Stewart, Call Center Manager, San Jose, CA, Smoked a pack and 1/2 a day for 23 years.   Bill Erickson, Poleman for PG&E, San Jose, CA.     Smoked 2 packs a day for 40 years  Sandra Langner, Retired, Dixon, CA.                          Smoked 2 packs a day for over 45 years. John Sarran, Owner of Bubbas Diner & Marin Pastaworks, Marin, CA. Smoked a pack a day for 20 years 
Johnny Williams  Kelly Carter, San Jose, CA. Retired, Smoked a Pack a Day for 45 Years  Jeff Miller, MD.    Jason Gregory, Sales, Benicia, CA.  Alexandra Maori, Mortgage Professional, San Francisco, CA. pack a day for -- years  Stefano Turinni, Distributor of Dimi Spirits, Orinda, CA. Cigar Smoker for 23 years, 1 a day. Lee Anne Hudson, Corrections Officer. San Francisco, CA.  Smoked 5 to 10 day for 15 Years   Bridgette Malgren   Jeff Dorais, Co-Owner of Evas Draperies, Smoked a pack a day for 20 years Alaine Raven & Ian Varriale, Berkeley CA. 

Kelly Carter
San Jose, CA.

Smoked a Pack a day for 45 years

I am ready to take a step.

***Medical Update***

June 20, 2009


Ken,  I am almost 6 months SMOKE FREE and so glad to be alive!  Since I left your office, I have not wanted to smoke a cigarette.  I had a few occasions (e.g. when my daughter was in labor) when I thought "This is when I would usually smoke," but I had no desire to smoke. I am a non-smoker and I will be a non-smoker for the rest of my life! 


I have delayed writing you because I had heart surgery.  I am so grateful to have quit smoking 2 months before I was admitted to the hospital via ER for severe chest pain.  My coronary arteries were severely blocked.  I believe quitting smoking greatly contributed to preventing me from having a heart attack,  from dying,  and  from any complications after my surgery. 


I had a hospital room mate who was admitted with terminal COPD and he was still smoking.  He was 60 years old, my same age, but looked much older and  he looked like he was dying.  He could barely breathe or walk.  The doctors told him there was nothing more they could do for him and that he would die in a few months.  I thought "that could be me, except I had stopped smoking and my body was already healing itself." 


My wife and I are so grateful for your help.  After smoking for 40 years,  I am so glad to be a non-smoker.  Everything you said to me about quitting smoking, how I would feel, how there would be no withdrawal symptoms, how my body would heal itself, and the benefits of hypnosis were accurate.  I only wish I had seen you sooner. 


Wishing you love, health and happiness also.  With deepest gratitude,


Kelly and Charlene Carter

San Jose, CA