Dear Dr. Leone,
Where do I begin? By saying thank you. Your successful operation set into motion (literally) a whirlwind of events.
You replaced my right hip July 7th, 2011 and I haven’t stopped moving since. I want to thank you and your staff for your professionalism, skill, compassion and outstanding care. Fortunately I have not had many surgical procedures or hospital stays but I do know how to recognize the best – and in my opinion you and your staff and the staff at Holy Cross Hospital are absolutely the BEST! Beside yourself, I would especially like to single out Roland, one of my nurses at Holy Cross – he definitely made a difficult time endurable, and Susan your physician assistant (who went out of her way to call me after hours when I had a question) for her support and encouragement.
I did not realize how debilitating my right hip was to me. Unfortunately, one figures out how to adapt to the pain. Thank goodness my friends insisted I get a second opinion and you were that opinion. I suffered over a year and did not have to.
The absence of pain and the ability to move around normally has let me transform my life. I am back on an exercise regimen and feel so good mentally and physically I quit my job and have started my own marketing consultancy for restaurants and food service. Feeling good has given back my confidence and self-esteem and I do feel like Wonder Woman.
I am off to a wonderful start. I can’t thank you enough for unleashing all this positive energy.
I know every person’s experiences are unique, but if you ever need a reference, please call on me.
I wish you and your staff a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year.
Leslie C. Venturoso
November 7, 2011