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Anonymous (Patient) – February 25, 2013

I am writing you this letter 4 weeks after my Radical Prostatectomy Surgery to tell you how grateful I am that you were the person who was in charge of the Seminar my wife and I attended in Dec. 2012. I was diagnosed with “Prostate Cancer” in Nov. 2012. It was diagnosed as Stage 2 cancer, at age 59 and it was detected that I had 3 spots of cancer which came back in the biopsies. From Nov. 2011 to Nov. 2012, my Gleason score went from 3/3/ to 4/3 and my wife and I needed to make a decision.

The competency Dr. Gill, and your team, the nurses and support staff was awe inspiring, and I couldn’t have been more blessed that you were the doctor that was handling my follow up with all the info as to how to “Get back up on the Horse” so to speak. You Seminar laid most of my fears aside, as I was told me that there was an excellent chance for my survival and
recovery, and you treated me with respect.

The fact that I’m here is a not only a miracle from God, but a testament to your team’s gift of training and expertise in the field of Urology. I know that you probably work with a number of patients in a given year, but I want to let you know that this life is forever grateful.

The work you do is so important. And you excel at your work in every way possible. I have been so inspired by your team, that I’m honoured to be speaking at the Life After Prostrate Cancer Seminar at USC on Feb. 13th to give back to the Hospital and help other men and families to hopefully help them feel comfortable with the decisions they need to make for they

I’m feeling “Awesome” and I’m getting stronger each and everyday, The little incontinency I am experiencing I can tell, will dissipate over time as I learn to control it. I am now off the pain meds and using Tylenol when I have a little soreness in the abdomen. Also as you know, my Margins came out clear as the Cancer was totally encapsulated and had not spread.

So, I can’t thank you enough. My family and I will never forget what you’ve done for us, in giving me a second chance on living a full, meaning and fulfilling life. To spend more time with my wife of 36 years, see our youngest daughter get married, and someday be playing with grandchildren and travelling. See you Feb. 28th for my follow up appointment.

With unending gratitude,
Anonymous Patient of Dr. Inderbir Gill

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