Matt, there are no adequate words to express my gratitude to you. I was thinking back to this time last year. School was starting, and for the first timeĀ in fifteen years, I would not be returning to teach. I thought it would be a happy time- more time for myself and all my many hobbies, plus travel with my husband. But instead, I felt very depressed. I continued to go to new doctors hoping they would be able to help me, but nothing worked. Typically, I have a lot of energy and accomplish an enormous amount in a day, but last fall, I could barely get out of bed. It was unlike me, and my family was worried. Until last year, I never understood the toll chronic pain could take on the quality of your life.
To be perfectly honest, when I came to you in February, I did not have a lot of hope that things would improve. I’d been disappointed so many times in the past year, and I was beginning to feel as though I’d never be myself again. After only my second visit to you, I could hardly believe how much better I felt. Then, with each appointment, more and more improvement to the point where I had my life back- all thanks to you.
So this fall, school started last week, and I had a very busy agenda planned. Everyday I woke up looking forward to the days and weeks ahead, instead of dreading them. David and I have several great trips planned in the next few months, and I’m actually looking forward to the holidays, unlike last year when I kept wondering how I’d get everything done when my family visited.
Matt, you are a true life saver, and I will never forget the difference you made in mine.
With much gratitude,
D.R.