When I made the arduous, excruciatingly difficult, painful decision to move on from Hillarys Chiropractic after being there for 10 years, I shed many tears as it had been my baby (besides my own daughter, Marina, of course). I was so fortunate to have built relationships and connections with most of my patients that extended beyond a chiropractic adjustment. I put together a letter to go out to everyone as I did not have the opportunity to say goodbye in person to my very special, beloved patients.
So here is a copy that I cut and pasted from the original letter, that was on a carefully chosen colour of pink paper and envelope which represented unconditional love and nurturing. A pink carnation means, “I will never forget you.”
To All of My Loyal Patients ~
Firstly let me thank you so much for your ‘get well’ wishes, prayers and thoughts over the last year and a bit, during my recovery from Guillain Barre Syndrome. They meant more to me than you could imagine. It has been such a journey! Full of challenges and experiences that I will never forget
As you know, I have spent extensive time in rehabilitative therapy to rebuild my body, from the nervous system, muscular system, immune system and overall physical health since my diagnosis in August 2013.I am thrilled to say that I am recovering very well, according to the medical establishment, yet I am not 100% as of yet. It is a very timely process. As it has been over a year, I have had to think about not only the health and well being of myself, but I have thought long and hard about the health and well being of you, my patients, and my chiropractic practice overall at Hillarys Chiropractic.
I can honestly say, that this was probably one of the most difficult decisions of my life. And it is with a huge heart that I came to the conclusion that it is best to hand over the practice to Dr Lucy for her to run and manage, as I will step down and make some changes in my life, for the benefit of all. You will be in good hands with the Hillarys Chiropractic Team.
I have been writing over the last couple months or so, as my hands are able to use the computer pretty well these days (which I am extremely grateful for!) and as a lot of you know that is something I’ve been trying to do for years now, but never had the time. Funny how life can turn and when one door closes, another opens. So my goal is to finish my first book by the end of the year. And then reassess how I am and determine where my future will lead.
Please know that it has been my utmost pleasure and privilege to look after you and your health over the years. Each and every one of you has a special place in my heart. I love and appreciate you and your trust in me as your chiropractor more than words can say.
Yours in Health