Dear Dr. John,
I have tried to write this letter to you several times, but how do you thank someone for your sight? I finally thought, what better time to tell someone of the wonderful gift they gave you. I know that if I had not been referred to you by a cornea specialist in Tampa in the early morning hours last February and you had not agreed to see me immediately, I would not have my eyesight now.
When I was rushed from the emergency room, as they could not help me, to a cornea specialist in Tampa, she said “that my eye was too damaged for her to handle and that there were only a few doctors in the State of Florida that could care for me, but you were the Best.” She picked you over a doctor in Tampa, where I live.
I really don’t remember much of my first meeting with you. I was in such severe pain. I do remember that your office was not opened yet, but you had my husband drive me there anyway and you opened up for me.
When my friends hear of the treatment you gave me, they are truly in awe. After you immediately put me in the hospital for two days, when I was released, you saw me every day for six weeks, even Saturdays & Sundays when your office was closed. Sometimes in order for you to see me on surgery days, you had to see me before 7:00 a.m.
When my friends hear that you gave up a week’s vacation in Puerto Rico, as you would not leave me, they cannot believe it. We are not used to this type of treatment from doctors, who normally pass off to an associate.
I am so grateful to you and your staff. Any time I felt I had an emergency, called your office; I was put through to you almost immediately, day or night, week day or weekend, and you would have me meet you back at your office. When I was discouraged you and your staff picked me up.
And, I can tell you that I really had to trust you. After the first shot to my eye, to sit there and let you do it again many more times took having faith in you, knowing not only did you have the skills to do it, but you would not have done it unless you had no other choice.
Even though I am still treating with you, I have my sight, and in fact, I can see without glasses or contacts. That is better than before most people don’t even notice the scar tissue on my eye.
I will always be grateful to you.