Monday, May 09, 2011

D Blog Week/Post 2

Dear Dr. Steve,

You have been my primary care provider for over 12 years.

During that time, I was consumed by anger and fear. Just sitting in the exam room made me defensive and outraged. I felt as if you had no clue about living with diabetes.

There were many episodes of sobbing and wailing. Once I even told you to perform a biologically impossible feat and stomped out, slamming the door.

Yet you continued to treat me with respect and compassion. It was nothing short of a miracle that you were on your semi-annual week of hospital duty last August when I was admitted. You told the oncologist that you wanted to be the one who told me I probably had cancer. You asked the surgeon to page you so you could be there when I got out of the o.r. I remember you talling me that the surgery went very well and showing me how to use the patient controlled analgesia and give myself a bolus of morphine.

When I had my first office visit after getting out of rehab, your eyes lit up and said "Kathy, you look simply terrific".

At my last appointment, you were very impressed with the fancy graphs that I printed out with my new OneTouch software.

Steve, I haven't a clue what I did to have a long-term relationship with such a special physician.

My gratitude to you always,



Jonah said...

That's a really nice letter. And a really nice doctor. I hope you give it to him.

The DL said...

Your letter is the first positive letter I have read and let me tell you-I NEEDED THAT! I am so happy to hear you love your doctor. May we all be that lucky!

Pearlsa said...

Aw that is beautiful written straight from the heart. I hope Dr. Steve gets to read it.

meanderings said...

Sound like a "keeper" to me!
I could swear I sent a comment yesterday - - - will do it again.

Mike Hoskins said...

In these scary times that are so full of negativity and uncertainty, it is indeed very good to have these positive experiences from docs. Glad you found one of those and he helped you through, and like another commenter mentioned - hope you do give this letter to him. Thanks for sharing this.

Jane K said...

I'm glad you have a great health care provider in your life! DL - my letter is positive too, they do exist:).

George said...

It makes me so happy to know you have care like this. Good for you and thank you for the great post.

Rachel said...

Sometimes you just don't know your doc until things hit the fan. And that can really make or break the dr-pt relationship.

Anonymous said...

So touching. Our doctors are so important.

Crystal said...

Whoa. Yeah, I think you should pass this onto him!