Given that Thanksgiving is right around the corner, it is an appropriate time for us at the Fertility Center of the Carolinas to reflect on that for which we are thankful. We understand that expressing gratitude to our patients is oftentimes missed due to the multitude of visits, instructions, ultrasounds, etc. that goes into what we do on a daily basis. While no amount of words will ever truly portray the extent of our appreciation and thanks, we hope to convey as much as possible in this open letter to our patients.
We are truly thankful for a number of characteristics you display day in and day out. While there are too many to list, four of these characteristics that are paramount are time, effort, trust and perseverance.
Your time: We understand the amount of time committed to us, as well as the process. We also understand that time is precious and for you to willingly commit so much of it to us and the journey, we are forever grateful.
Your effort: Anything worth doing is worth doing well. The journey to fertility is certainly no exception. For this to happen, the amount of effort on your part is exceedingly high and we do not take that for granted.
Your Trust: From the initial consultation to the follow-up visits, medications, procedures and sometimes surgery, there is a significant amount of trust you impart to us as your healthcare providers. We are very cognizant of the fact that this is a “blind trust” that can sometimes be difficult to allow yourself to have and, for that, we are honored.
Your perseverance: The exact definition of perseverance is “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” There is not a more appropriate word to describe our patients. The resolve and steadfastness that you show is truly inspiring. We can only hope to have the ability to match your perseverance as we go through your fertility journey with you in order to best care for you and achieve the results we both want.
While a simple “thank you” does not seem like enough, please know that because of the characteristics listed above, and so many others, we are truly thankful and appreciative that you are our patients. Thank you for allowing us to do what we do and thank you for entrusting us with that amazing gift.
We know you have options for your fertility care, we are thankful you have chosen us.