Saturday, December 22, 2012

what do you say?

when someone who has given you hope again...
who listens and hears what you have to say...
who has to leave after 15 years because of upper management?
who cannot for 2 years see any of his patients that he had there?
you wait until he can...
I had to see him this morning for my cysts...
but I wrote him a note in the card and handed it to the nurse working this morning to give to him...
I thought it would be later...
but I should have been the first one seen this morning...
and we waited, he saved me for last...
he had read the card...
and we both cried and I thanked him for changing my life...
and promised that I would never give up again...
not until I found someone like him...
and when the 2 years is up...
I will find him...
his staff is being taken care of and will be absorbed into the clinic/hospital...
they are wonderful people and I am so grateful they didn't lose their jobs...
I know one door never closes without another one opening...
I know God has major plans for this man...
that those who are about to become his new patients are ones who need him more than I do...
that what he does matters and he has so much compassion for people...
that he was truly called to be a healer of hearts, minds and bodies...
how do you thank someone enough for giving you back your hope?
dreams?
pay it forward...
its the only way...
I even got to hug him, he held my hand, he was so thankful for the card...
and I wished him happiness and peace in his life...
may God bless them all as they walk their new paths...
Dr. Sheikh is one amazing doctor, person...


so, in the meantime, I need to see an ENT specialist again for the cysts...
and that will be after the surgery... 
it will not interfere with that, so the surgery is still on for the 26th...



5 comments:

Terra said...

How good that you were able to hug your doctor and tell him how great he is. This sounds like a difficult situation for him and for you. I send my prayers for successful surgery for you.

NanaDiana said...

How terrible it is to lose a doctor that you are so comfortable with...one that you can tell anything to with no fear of being ridiculed or looked at with a jaded eye. I pray that you can find another doctor that fills that every need that you have. I will put a post for you on the 26th. Blessings- xo Diana

Laurie said...

such a wonderful heart felt post, best wishes to you!

Ellie VanCaster said...

Tete, this was a wonderful tribute to him-I hope you find the perfect person for the next part of this medical journey. I will be praying for you and keeping fingers crossed on the 26th. I'll ask my Dad (born and passed on the 26th) to give you angelic support. You'd like him, he was just like you-a heart of gold with a great sense of humor and a way with words.
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Ellie, Jada an Scully

Jettie said...

Bless him, I hope he has a very successful journey, and you find each other again, in 2 years. Horrible about the upper management. I lost a good doctor over a similar situation 35 years ago, and I know how if feels.