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Tumarkins

Dear Dr Bartels,

Thank you so much for seeing me on Tuesday.  This new development of Tumarkins was very upsetting to me.  Thank you for helping me understand my condition and relaying your experience and prognosis.  You were very patient and answered all my questions.  Thank you so much for working me in your busy schedule.  See you in three months.

M.B.

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.

Cochlear Implants Have Made a Difference in My Life

Dear Dr Bartels,

Having worn hearing aids for most of my 68 years, I always found it necessary to lip read when conversing with another person.  Additionally, it was sometimes very difficult to carry on a telephone conversation.

Several months after both of my processors were activated, I am now able to hear what someone is saying without always having to read lips.  Conversing on the phone is still a little challenge, but this is also an improvement over what it was before.

Also, thanks to my cochlear implants, for the first time in my life, I am hearing sounds that I never heard before.  Distant rolling thunder; rain hitting the window; boiling water, these are examples.

The cochlear implants, without a doubt, have mad a big difference in my life.

I want to thank you and your staff for everything.

C.P.

You Saved My Life

Dr Danner,

You saved my life and I can never thank you for what you have done for me.  You have put up with me for a year almost and I know all the things I've been through didn't help my anxiety, but you and your staff have been wonderful to me.

I thank you for my voice to continue to preach God's Word and tell them miracles do happen.  God bless you and your family.

M.M.

A Whole New World

Dear Dr Bartels,

Having this cochlear implant, a miracle that I never dreamed would occur in my lifetime, really opened a new world for me.  Thanks to you and your staff!

However I was blessed with wonderful parents who encouraged me to grow up in a normal atmosphere, despite of my hearing impairment.  Thus, I give them, especially my wonderful mother, all the credit in the world for the position in which I am now.  If they were alive now, they would have been beyond happiness about this miracle.

My family and friends have been so excited to be able to talk to me on the phone instead of the TTY.  Some of them have confessed how they hated it.  We've had a good laugh about it.  It has been absolutely incredible even!

Knowing that my hearing would never be perfect, I am contented and satisfied to have this opportunity finally.  Thank you so much Dr Bartels for deeply enriching my life to the fullest.

God bless you and your staff.

Gratefully yours,

M.M.

Its Been Only Days

Dear Dr Bartels,

Its been only three days since you performed the operation and stereophonic sound indeed!!  I'm hearing all kinds of noises which I haven't noticed in years -- what's this humming, what's that there -- is something wrong with the car?  No there isn't -- I can hear!!!

Thank you, thank you so very much.  You have changed my life.  I'm so grateful.  You'll be in my prayers always. God bless you.

Sincerely,

S.B.

One Year Gone By

Dear Dr Bartels,

Today is one year that B. has been hearing - and we wanted to thank you again for making that happen.  There has not been a day that has gone by that we haven't felt so blessed and been so thankful for you and the true miracle you gave to our family.  B. is doing great - he has been assessed to be doing and saying everything a hearing child would at his age.  Thank you again - we love you.

B.B.

No More Ear Plugs

Dear Dr Danner,

Thank you so much for fixing my ear.  You don't know how much I appreciate it.  I took a shower without a earplug the other day for the first time since I was 2 years old.  It is so nice.  I am so happy that I don't have to worry about being embarrassed wearing ear plugs.  Thank you again.

B.L.

Adnoidcystic Carcinoma

Dear Dr Danner,

Back in January you diagnosed me with reoccurring Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma.  At the time you told me that I would lose the nerves in my face.  This distressed me greatly.  Right before going into the operating room you once again told me I would more than likely lose the nerves.  Well the genius that you are you stopped removing tumor because it was in the nerves.  It is a slow growing tumor and we would do radiation and hope for the best.  Well here it is 7 years later and the tumor has not grown.  There is a hearing aid out called the BAHA.  Because you saved the nerves I am going to receive this hearing aid.

I just wanted to write to you and Thank You so very much for being so concerned for me and my feelings.  I am now going to be able to hear again!!!  I just think you are the BEST DOCTOR there ever was or will be! I wish more doctors were like you!

Very sincerely,

N.C.

Successful Cochlear Implant

Dear Dr Danner,

Sincere appreciation for your compassionate spirit and caring manner in handling my surgery and recovery.  I praise God for the marvelous success of my cochlear implant and leading me to His chosen physician to perform the miraculous procedure.  I have prayed 34 years for God to bring healing to my ears and I am in awe that He has answered my prayers in a way I could not have ever imagined! May the Lord continue to bless you as you faithfully use the skills and gifted abilities He created you with to bring healing to patients.

With a grateful heart,

B.C.

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