Heart patient thankful for excellent care

I am writing this letter to express my gratitude and good feelings to all those involved in my recent journey back to good health. To make a long story short, I have been suffering symptoms related to heart disease that could have been disastrous to my longevity and my being able to communicate with you about this. In other words, in the very near future I believe, strongly, that I would have suffered a major and probably fatal heart attack. I am 48 years old.

These symptoms have gradually increased in intensity over the past years and the way I dealt with them was to slow down my activities so I wouldn’t experience any pain, etc. It got to the point where I was merely existing and I was watching my life pass me by from my recliner with my remote control.

After deciding that I had to do something about my situation, I took steps to address my problems and things happened rather quickly on my road to recovery. Today, I am happy to say that I have not felt better in ten years and also that my internal organs work better than ever.

In my opinion I have been fortunate to have been cared for by the best people and technology that medicine has to offer. Medical Diagnostics Specialties and Dr. Thuline referred me to Cascade Valley Hospital and Dr. Susan Storm who in turn referred me to Dr. Vinaya Cherpuri of Western Washington Medical Group, Co-Op Medical Lab, Dynacare NW, Inc., and Diagnostic Radiology Consultation for blood work and related services. I want to thank all of you – literally – from the bottom of my heart.

To those of you who might be experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, problems sleeping or symptoms of heartburn, get it checked out, your alternative is not a good one and you at least will eliminate a lot of problems that may exist and be in better health.

One of my main points for this letter is to tell the public and the medical profession that anybody can have all their right tools and diagnostic abilities and the most expensive equipment available, but if you don’t have the personnel to properly work these tools you won’t get the job done properly. All the people and institutions I have mentioned in this letter are ultimate professionals.

A special thanks to Providence Everett Hospital and personnel. Sometimes all of us get the feeling that we have a thankless job. You do not! And above all, to Gloria, thanks for being there.


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