Jonathan’s Letter of Thanks
As 2023 draws to a close, I’m forced to pause and reflect on the year that has gone by. 2023 is a year I would not want to relive at any price but as we enter the festive season of thanksgiving and gift giving, I still am able to marvel at the gift 2023 has been to me.
Most of you know I was in a serious motorcycle accident in March. I had many broken bones and spent weeks in hospital and had numerous operations.
In May of this year I posted a Blog post where I made the declaration:
I will make a full recovery and I will be returning to the work, career, and team I so love within the next few months. I will use this recuperation period as a rare chance to reflect on life’s priorities and how to approach the future with the insights I have gained – insights you can only gain form such a life changing incident – so that through this whole process I, my family and all of those that I share my life with both professionally and personally can emerge from it better than before.
Now in December, I am able to confirm, that by the grace of God, this declaration has manifested. It’s been the toughest few months of my life to face the physical challenges I have and still perform on the top line to obtain the best results for my patients. I have been humbled by the faith and trust my patients have in me. The patience of those who waited for me to recover to the point that I was confident I could perform their surgery at full strength. My gratitude knows no bounds.
My bones are still healing because of the attentions of my excellent surgeons and post operative therapies but my heart and mind will heal because I have experienced the most incredible outpouring of love and compassion from God and the community I serve.
On behalf of my wonderful staff at Somerset Surgery and MASC Laser Clinic, I would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and a safe, happy and healthy 2024.