This is a letter I wrote to my surgeon July, 2014. Last year was an amazing year for me and after everything I accomplished and I felt obligated to thank my Surgeon.
Dear Dr. Clements
In April of 2009 you performed major back surgery on me, Spinal Decompression/Fusion surgery. For years now I have been meaning to write to you to thank you. Not only was my surgery a success, recovery was amazing and my results to date are simply outstanding.
I am enclosing my latest Bio for your interest and perhaps a success story for some of your patients who may be afraid of the “what happens after back surgery”. By being Pro-Active and taking my health seriously I have become a stronger, fitter, leaner person and with the setback I had encountered I could have either felt sorry for myself or treated what happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. In this case I chose to grow with the support and encouragement from my husband and coach Ken Whetham.
So from the bottom of my heart, thank you for the successful surgery you performed on me. I will always cherish my healthy back as a gift, a second chance at life and treat it with the respect it needs and keep it strong so I will continue to live a healthy pain free life.
You are never too old. You can either sit on the couch and feel sorry for yourself, or you can get up, get moving and become "ExtraOrdinary"