Dear Dr. S, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your love, compassion, and relentless care. I appreciate you very much. Despite whatever may happen or how my kidney illness may progress going forward, please know that your care and treatment helped me tremendously. You have given me two additional years of a good quality of life; and I’m grateful. You are an excellent physician with an unusual intellectual curiosity that sets you apart from the rest. I’ve always been impressed by you, your resourcefulness, and your willingness to learn new things. I know my illnesses is difficult to treat, yet you took the challenge and were helpful. Although various blood measurements are not where I would like them to be, I’m still functioning, teaching spinning, and being productive in the workplace. I will get back to see you soon after the beginning of the year so that we can plan on how to proceed going forward. Take care and may God keep you and guard you always. Warmest regards,