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Last Friday (January 10th) I got a card in the mail. When I got home from work, I looked at the back of the envelope, but did not recognize the address. When I opened the envelope, I was stunned by what I read:
It was good to see you in the office the other day. I was pleased to give you a good report on your skin. I was worried to hear about the 2 metastases that showed up on your PET scan. I am glad, however, that they were found so they could be addressed. I am hoping they will be able to eradicate them.
Anyway, I was just writing to let you know I am hoping and praying for your continued great health in 2014 and many years beyond!
< I left his name out for personal reasons >
It was a handwritten note from my dermatologist! He had sent it to me following my semi-annual visit about two weeks earlier. A doctor wrote a personal note to a patient...How often does that happen nowadays? Needless to say, I was taken aback – “stunned” was the word I used earlier – and a bit overcome by this very personal, very genuine show of concern.
A wonderful and simple gesture – something that I need to internalize and make sure I remember as a blessing in my life.