On 6-22-2023, I sustained a broken wrist. It was a near perfect break, so surgery was unlikely. When I went to see the surgeon, they explained in detail that unfortunately it would require surgery. The five weeks prior to surgery were in simple terms insane. I was allergic to the splint that’s is placed before surgery. The one that I had from the ER, was fine, but the new one placed at the surgeons office, caused severe, severe, pre, and post surgery issues. The surgical team was informed of the symptoms within twenty four hours of application to my wrist.
Rather than remind myself of this nightmare, I choose to remember,
that Dr. Bowers literally saved my life. His professional care and treatment with pain medicine, in the most accurate way, allowed me to stay optimistic. This recovery is anything but normal, as the lingering reactions from products that caused changes to my body, which may not recover. It was a drawn out surgical drama that should not have happened. During this extended painful period prior to surgery, during this entire time, as I was in extreme pain, Dr. Bowers provided not only medication, but a very positive verbal cheer team. He never questioned the authenticity of my anguish, but rather took time away from his extremely busy medical practice, to be a one person “cheer”team. Bellvue Pain and Wellness, is an established practice. The entire staff is articulate, empathic,
funny, and energized, to give each patient singular care. I will add this,
I did say “Thank You”, however, those two words seem very simplistic, to explain my gratitude. There were many painful times when I wondered if I would ever get back to “Center”.
But, it happened, and it is in no small part because of Dr. Bowers, and his very knowledgeable colleagues.
Thank you Dr. Bowers, you far exceeded your requirements as a professional in this particular surgery, it is so appreciated.
My wrist/arm are still in recovery mode.
Titration of the medication has been successful, and I am back to pre-surgery
levels. THANK YOU, Dr. Bowers.