Dear Dr. Martin Lidsky

It is with great honor and deep gratitude that I write this letter to you. I woke up this morning around 3:00 a.m. with my heart full of emotion. It had occurred to me that I might of never honestly said Thank you. I wanted you to know how thankful I am for everything you do for me. I know that a patient like me can be a burden and troublesome and so time-consuming and for that I am truly regretful. I never want you to go a minute not knowing how much I have come to love you, respect you and admire you. You and your facility has become the only place on earth that I feel safe in. I know that I can be honest with my fears, emotions and uncertainty and know that I have someone who will help me through it. I am not good with words but I hope that you can see the sincerity and love in them. Someone asked me about a month ago if I hated having this disease and things like that. I waited for a while before answering and searched deep in my heart for the answer.

I told her that there were times I hated having this disease because of the burden and worry I place on those I care for. But at the same time I wouldn’t change it for the world.

She looked at me like I was crazy which we know I am. Soft smiles I said the reason I wouldn’t change it, is because I would have missed knowing such wonderful people and having them in my life. I said I am more thankful for having Dr. Lidsky and Genie in my life than I am sad about having this disease. Thank you for the gift of quality of life you have offered me, thank you for the simple gesture of compassion you give me, thank you for the offer of comfort you give me and the courage knowing that I am not alone.

May god bless you always Dr. Lidsky

Love always Cookie

April 16, 2009

How do you thank a person who gives you back your self. People take doctors for granted, believe me I know this man is worth his weight in gold. I had a doctor for many years that casted me to the curb, when my Ankylosing Spondylitis became a problem for her to deal with. This wonderful man gave me compassion, kindness,  tough love and hope. I will be forever grateful to him and pray that God gives him his own floor in heaven, he deserves it.

This blog is dedicated to Dr. Martin Lidsky, A man who cared enough of me as a person to give me back my life, and hope.