'Since you removed my left breast I've had the occasion to show my scar to quite a few people who see a lot of them; including my prosthesis fitter, my lymphoedema therapist (just a little and now in remission), complimentary therapists and physiotherapist (mobility good). They have all remarked on how neat my scar is and have all asked who my surgeon is. When I tell them it was you, none of them were surprised. One questioned "I wonder if he knows how good he is"? So, just in case you don't, I thought I would drop you a line and let you know how well you're regarded in the after care community.
While I was in the eye of the storm I wasn't in a position to see or acknowledge, but I have been clearly very lucky to have you as a surgeon and your superior work has not only prolonged my life but the care you took over the cosmetics has also made a difference to how I will feel about myself for the rest of it. So thank you for taking the time and having the commitment to being one of the best, I for one, am very grateful that you are.'