My second procedure, affectionately known as P2, was yesterday, and if I had to sum up my time with Dr. Mehta and his assistants, nurses, and office staff in just one short sentence, I would say...
Dr. Mehta and his assistants, nurses, and office staff are FANTASTIC!
After having spoken with Dr. Mehta four separate times now, I can most definitely attest to his exceptionally high level of professionalism. He knows everything, and I do mean everything, about the human vasculature system, CCSVI, and MS. His focus is truly on treating patients, truly.
Dr. Mehta is an uncompromising doctor who deeply cares about all facets of his patients and minimizes their risks -- they will never have to worry about feeling like they were "rushed through in a factory-like setting," worry that they will be given too much contrast in one day, which is especially important considering all the medications some pwMS take on a daily basis, or worry that their patient file wasn't gone over with an ultra fine-tooth comb.
I want to thank Natalia, a wonderful RN and a Russian-born beauty, for taking such terrific care of me and for having the patience of a saint (she'll know what I'm talking about). I also want to thank Sue, a pretty pixie and another wonderful RN, for also taking such terrific care of me and for having the patience of a saint (she'll also know what I'm talking about).
In all my years as an undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, and MS-diagnosed patient, I've never had finer, more compassionate nurses than these two highly dedicated women. Upon waking yesterday morning in MS PAIN in many places, I knew it was going to be a lousy day because controlling my MS PAIN is never easy, yet the priceless skills and caring nature of Natalia and Sue helped ease me through what otherwise would have been a very, very difficult day for me. Thank you, ladies, from the bottom of my heart -- you are both "awesome."
I feel like yesterday was the "1st day of the rest of my life," just like blossom said. Thank you, pretty blossom!
Thank you again, Dr. Mehta, for being such a GREAT doctor. And thank you again, Natalia and Sue, for being such GREAT nurses. I cannot thank you all enough nor can I praise you all enough, but I do hope my efforts to do so in this post make you all feel very proud and much appreciated.
With warmest regards,