Dear Dr. Julie Vasile,
I want to thank you and your staff for all you have done for me. I appreciate the considerable time and focus on my care. I appreciate your staff helping me with the financial part. You worked with my schedule and always made me feel informed, knowledgeable, and empowered.
After my double mastectomies and radiation treatment to both breasts, the expander implants were not working. I felt that I was out of options. Then, I met you through my breast surgeon in 2014. Your confidence is wonderful and your communication skills incredible. I felt comfortable through the whole process. I have met a lot of doctors in the last couple years. They were great, but you have a special quality-anyone who has been your patient knows exactly what I am talking about!
We decided to take tissue from my abdomen-a bilateral DIEP flap surgery with DCIP flaps (4 flaps or extended DIEP flaps)- a detailed, but necessary surgery to yield enough tissue for beautiful breasts. The outcome is stunning. It's almost unbelievable what you did.
I would recommend for any patient to sit and talk with you no matter where he or she is in their cancer fight/battle. It is fascinating that one's own tissue can be used to form beautiful breasts.If I knew this from the beginning, I would not have gone through the pain, heartache, and loss of time with the expanders not working.
Now I have beautiful breasts and nipples. Thank you for changing the lives of many people in such a positive way. Breast cancer is scary. I am lucky to be a survivor, and you have made me feel like a woman again.