An Open Letter to My Patients
Where to begin….
Being derailed with an autoimmune disorder in November certainly presented me with some challenges. I had to retrain myself how to eat, dress, write, and sometimes think. I have been a “go” person since I was 10 years old; always trying to be one step ahead and being on top of everything. Being forced to stop was entirely new to me! There were days when I would just sit on my couch and cry because I really had no clue what to do with my time. I felt so out of my element and quite sorry for myself, to be honest. However, when I was able to get into the correct headspace, I was able to reflect on the events that landed me in this foreign situation. It was actually quite cathartic and a real sense of peace enveloped me. I was finally able to understand the “big picture.”
I truly feel the world works in mysterious ways and this was it’s way of forcing me to slow down. Somehow it knew I had intentions of it, but was never really going to… simply because I didn’t know how to. I also learnt some very important lessons from my time off. Most importantly, how to find balance in my life. I realized with working as much as I was, I was losing a precious resource- time. Time I needed for me, my family, and for my friends.
The relationships I have developed with my patients are what draws me to work every day. I always look forward to hearing about your adventures, your relationships, and to know I am making a small difference in your health. It means the absolute world to me and I LOVE what I do. For this reason, I can’t imagine not being a Chiropractor! Now that I am able to practice again, I will be decreasing my hours to enable me to spend time more time with my son.
Although this letter was initially intended for my patients, perhaps my story will resonate with anyone who struggles to find balance between their job and personal life. At the end of the day, we only have one life to live and I encourage you to find what brings you joy, puts a smile on your face, and peace in your heart.
Lastly, I wanted take a moment to give my heartfelt thanks for your patience, understanding, and unwavering support through this difficult time. I am grateful beyond words.
Thanks for listening,
Dr. Crysta Serné
Chiropractor and owner of Vitality Clinic