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Bumps In The Road

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 6:35am
Bruce Campbell, MD

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
-Robert Burns    

Her eyes were lowered, and she would not meet my gaze. I was certain I knew why.  

I skimmed her chart and reviewed my notes. “How have you been doing since your last clinic visit?” I asked. She finished her cancer treatment about a year ago and was doing fairly well. Her recovery was slow but steady. Her swallowing was gradually improving. Her weight was stable. She reported no new problems at the last few check-up visits. Everything was going fine except for one issue. Even after being treated for cancer, she had never been able to quit smoking.  

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