Dear Dr. Mofid,
As you know, prior to coming to see you in December 2009, I had undergone a double mastectomy, and tissue expanders for reconstruction by another surgeon. I had less than optimal results and felt very discouraged. After meeting with you the first time, I really felt like there was hope for me to have normal looking breasts again via the TRAM flap surgery.
I spent the next couple of months looking in the mirror, looking down at my chest, talking with my husband, and soul searching to come to a decision. The scope and length of the surgery was quite frightening to me, and I wondered if! was doing it just for vanity’s sake. Once I decided to move forward, I never looked back, and have never regretted it!
I cannot thank you enough for all you have done for me. At the time, I did not realize just how much the mastectomy had robbed me of my self esteem. Clothes did not fit right and looked horrible and I just wanted to stay home and hide. I continued to gain weight and feel even worse. Nothing anyone said to me seemed to help and I became more and more depressed. My husband would ask me what was wrong and I just could not put how I was feeling into words.
I still remember waking up in the SlCU and wondering what in the world I got myself in to. However, I also remember my husband saying, “Honey, you are going to be really pleased … your breasts look great!” As I began my recovery, you were there every step of the way, explaining and encouraging me and my husband. It did not matter how many questions we had or how many times we may have asked the same ones, you were there for us more than we could have ever expected.
I believe this surgery saved me and my marriage, and has done wonders for my self esteem. I have lost weight, feel good in my clothes, and enjoy being around people again! I have a renewed confidence that was long gone before the surgery, and I have you to thank for this.
Please do not ever underestimate the impact you have on people’s lives! You are an immensely talented and committed Surgeon, and a warm and compassionate man who truly puts his patients first. I have always felt like I am a priority when I call your office or come there, and that is you … . how you practice, and what you expect those who work with you provide to your patients.
“Thank you” seems so inadequate for what you have given me, and given back to me. I will always be indebted to you and your staff. If there is ever anything I can do for you, please let me know.