My Life as a Puddle

Creating hyperhidrosis hope and awareness one drop at a time

A Bit of Botox Gratitude

After learning there would be a CME symposium on hyperhidrosis in my area, I had to complete a registration process, fill out paperwork, etc. One of my first contacts was with a support specialist at the International Hyperhidrosis Society. After my symposium and Botox experience, I wrote her a handwritten card. Yes, she was a complete stranger, but that doesn’t matter. That’s part of the beauty. I was able to affect someone whom I’d never met just as much as she was able to affect me.

Dear Christine,

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you for helping me get connected with the patient volunteer aspect of the CME event in Denver this April. When I emailed the IHHS, I was not expecting such a prompt response, yet there was your email in my inbox offering to put my name on the list to receive Botox injections. I am thrilled to report the treatment is working! My life has changed because of it, and because of you. The part you played was integral in getting me the next step of the way on my way to liberation and confidence. Thank you for being awesome at your job and for being the one who replied to my email. You matter, and you should know that you do. I’m now volunteering for the IHHS. Perhaps one day we’ll meet and I can shake your hand- mine will be DRY, too!

I’ve been writing cards and letters for years, and it’s amazing what such a simple act does for me and for the recipient. It becomes tangible evidence for someone that they rock, that their existence matters, that someone cared enough to let them know. Have you heard of the Note Project? It’s about making the world a million times  better. I encourage you to check them out. I’m currently in talks with the Note Project’s founder, Mike O’Mary, about possibly using all or part of my manuscript on the lost art of letter writing for his upcoming book. 🙂

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  1. I’ve always loved receiving your hand-written notes. 🙂 They make a gloomy day turn into full of sunshine! xoxo PeacheyPlanner

  2. Many lives were changed thanks to Botox because for example I have a friend that did a botox Toronto treatment to keep her job at a local TV station.Now after two years of doing botox treatments she got a contract at big television and when we talked a few days ago we remembered how before her first treatment she was so disappointed she has to do it because it not she will lose the job. It was a forced choice but now she’s very happy with that choice.

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