Lynn, when I came to you in August 2005 I had hit rock bottom. I was a chronic migraine sufferer with no conventional relief in sight. You name it and I had tried it, yoga, aroma therapy, medical massage, watching my diet, regulating sleep patterns, no treatment option was left unexplored in an effort to control my illness. I was on three medications daily, and an additional interrupter medication to help control the pain when I was struck with a migraine. Quality of life had become something my family and I remembered eight years earlier, prior to the illness.
There was never a doubt in my mind as to your relentless dedication to working with me in order to regain my life. You showed true compassion and caring each and every visit. By December 2005, under your care, I had gained control of my migraines. In approximately four months I was off all my daily medications, and found my need for the interrupter almost nonexistent. I was able to return to aerobic classes at the gym, began socializing with friends once again, slept well, and began to enjoy day to day living. I had returned to the person I remembered from almost eight years earlier, happy and fun loving.
In January 2006, my husband and I felt my health had recovered to the point we could consider having another child. My husband and I have been trying to conceive another child for the last 10 years. We had gone through invitro fertilization five years earlier. We conceived and then miscarried triplets. Psychologically I was crushed and never thought I would be willing to try the procedure again. But with my 40th birthday quickly approaching, and my renewed sense of self, because you were able to restructure my current treatment for migraines to incorporate infertility treatment as well, we decided to try again. When my husband and I began the procedure with a local fertility clinic we were told we only had a 40% chance of conception due to my “advanced” age. We later learned the odds of conception were even lower, due to my unusually low estrogen levels. Our baby is due, against very low statistical expectation, January 2007, and we could not be more excited! I attribute our success in conceiving and carrying this child, to the treatment I received and still continue to receive today. Your dedication to ensuring I was prepared both mentally and physically was very calming and reassuring during that stressful time.
Lynn, we will never be able to fully express the love and admiration we feel for you and your professionalism. I never hesitate to share my experience of how your care changed my life with anyone who will listen; in the hope I am able to help another human through you.