Before we gather with loved ones to give thanks for our abundant blessings and eat until we lose consciousness, I wanted to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to you.

To all my readers, thanks for all the medical news articles, the feedback and the encouragement.  The weekly writing would get very dull if I thought I was talking to myself.

To all my patients, thanks for granting me the greatest thing anyone can expect from a career – getting paid to do what you love.  I appreciate your loyalty.

I wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving.  I hereby grant all of my patients a one day reprieve from the dietary restrictions I harangue you about during the rest of the year.  You may eat what you like provided that instead of counting calories, you’re counting blessings.