Write a thank you note to someone who has helped you.
Dear Dr. B.,
You are terribly missed! It’s only been two years since you switched your practice not only to another town but also to another affiliate. Yet it feels as if you’ve been gone at least five years.
I want to express my gratitude for the fifteen years you were my doctor. Not once did I have to worry about you not understanding me or dismissing the severity of my migraines. You were always compassionate and willing to spend time to listen and yo take me seriously. And I think the fact that you suffered from migraines helped cement the rapport we developed.
Thank you for hearing what I had to say and wanting to figure out how best to help me. If there was a drug I had heard would help migraines, you would go the extra mile to read up on that medicine in order to gain understanding as to dosages and scheduling the increases. You never made me feel stigmatized about the chronic migraines I suffer from.
I wish you’d never left, but I know you needed to make a switch to a different organization, and I hope you’re happy there. Thank you for being the best doctor I ever had. You were my “migraine specialist” even if your title was primary care physician, and you never let me down. The patients you have now are so very lucky to have you as their doctor. I know I certainly was!
Sincerely, Andrea G.
June 2013, Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, is dedicated to Unmasking the Mystery of Chronic Headache Disorders.
The 2013 Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is a project of http://FightingHeadacheDisorders.com