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Stapedectomy

Great Work

Dear Dr Bartels,

I want to say thank you for the great work that you do.  You performed a stapedectomy on my right ear in September and it is so wonderful to be able to hear again.  Your expertise and skills have given me a gift that has changed my life.  It is so wonderful to be able to converse with people with ease.  You have reopened my world!

Thank you again. Sincerely,

M.M.

God Bless You!

I Can Hear

Dear Dr Bartels,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  I can hear!  After seven years with a hearing aid, I had not even imagined that my hearing might ever be restored.  I had assumed that my hearing would continue to decline and hearing aids would need to become more powerful.

When I learned that a stapedectomy would "fix" the problem in my ear, I thought it was too good to be true.

But here I am... three weeks after the surgery... hearing beautifully with no hearing aid.  To me, it's a miracle.  Most of all I'm happy for my family... my husband, children and grandchildren.  I hear them now... the first time.  They were wonderfully understanding and patient with me before, repeating so many times... but I'm grateful that I no longer need to impose on their patience in that way.

Through your skillful surgery, you have blessed our whole family.  What a grand way to begin the New Year!

Gratefully,

J.S.

The Second Time I Went to Tampa

The second time I went to Tampa I had a ear surgery.  Me and my family stayed at a hotel.  The name of the hotel was Sheraton.  My hotel had two beds, a lamp, a bathroom also a window with curtains so we could see the city side.  My hotel room even had a television screen.  The city side was really busy.  On the other side was like a lake for people to go see racing boating as a team and also people just practiced boating.  The first day we were there we went to the Tampa Aquarium with my uncle and my three cousins.  At the Aquarium we saw sting rays, otters, alligators, fish and even a fish that blends into marbles, blue marbles, and baby sea horses.  The baby sea horses were so cute.  We got to the Aquarium in a shuttle.  A shuttle is sort of like a tour bus but it takes places like if you wanted to visit the hospital than it will take you to the hospital.  When I went to the hospital I was a little bit nervous.  The doctors and the nurses were very nice.  I even got to see my own doctor, Dr Bartels.  He is a very nice doctor.  He is my most favorite doctor in the world.  When it was the day for the surgery, I was really really scarred.  But it turned out okay for the doctors.  But when I woke up I was bursting into tears.  Two days later we took off the cup off my ear and I was all better.  The End.

M.M.

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