Dear Dr. Seckin,
I have so much for which to thank you, it’s hard to know where to begin.
Thank you for squeezing me onto your surgery schedule with 2 days notice. Thank you for your kindness, humor, and empathy. Thank you for being an amazing surgeon and for cleaning my body of endo. If my husband agreed, I just might name my 1st born Tamer.
With abundant gratitude and kindest regards,
We have our life back. During the last year of our lives I never thought I would utter those words. Well, I just did and without you I would be fearful to know where my marriage and most importantly my wife would be. I really am not sure where to begin. I have been with the one whom my heart will always follow for the better part of 11 years. She is the strongest most resilient person I have ever known who always can see the silver lining in any situation professionally as well as personally.
I just turned 30 years old a week ago. My whole life I have been planning events, vacations, and even work- sometimes around my periods. Two weeks prior to my period every month, I’d become symptomatic. I’d get bloated, moody, and would suffer terrible body aches. My menstrual cycles were life changes, which is how I referred to them. Once I got my period, mentally I would feel relieved but physically- especially the first 2 days I would be keeled over in pain so bad that I would wake up from the cramps….
Today, after leaving the park with the kids, I went home to continue the day. I decided it was okay to remove from my purse a prescription of Percocet, Tylenol 3 and Thermacare heat wraps. All without fear! That fear that at any time, I could be in pain. Gratitiude and relief are not even close to what I am feeling. I am still searching for the right words to describe this. At any time, I could have pain totally ruin my day.
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