A Happy Patient's Open Letter to Dr. Seckin

A Happy Patient's Open Letter to Dr. Seckin

Dear Dr. Seckin,

My painful periods started in my teenage years. Gradually, I began to miss school, college and family functions chronically. Year by year the pain increased, as did my use of painkillers. I am from India, where myths about endometriosis run rampant. I was told not to worry, that my awful periods would improve after I get married.

After three months of marriage, I underwent a polypectomy (a procedure to have a polyp removed). My husband and I continued to try to conceive, but no luck. We started a series of IUIs and IVFs. I suffered through two miscarriages (one, from an ectopic pregnancy, the other from a failed IVF round). By now, I could barely walk whenever the chronic pains took over me.

A Mumbai doctor suggested I go for an MRI, and I did. The MRI revealed that I had Stage IV Endometriosis and adenomyosis. I'd never heard of either condition. I went home and thoroughly researched both and searched for someone who could help me. Finally, I came across DrSeckin.com and quickly realized that you'd be the one to help me feel better. Still, the journey from India to New York City seemed like an impossibility.

My colleagues were super supportive of my journey, and I'd soon land a project job in Canada. By then, I had five laparoscopies and hysteroscopies. In August, I finally made my way to New York City for a consultation with you. When we met, I felt like you fully understood my concerns. You told me I was very sick. Even so, I had never been more hopeful than the day I met you. Just one day before surgery, I remember you patted me on the cheek and told me: "You'll be okay, my dear."

My surgery was complex and took nearly five hours to complete as your all-star Seckin team, including Dr. Lora Liu, removed 19 endometriosis lesions. Afterward, you told me I'd see a considerable difference in my quality of life. Just one month after surgery, I'd realize that those days of nightmarish periods were long gone. My first post-op period meant no painkillers. Not one! I could cook, go to my office. After 15 years, for the first time ever, I knew what it was like to feel like a normal woman. I cried tears of joy.

Thank you, Dr. Seckin, for giving me my life back.

-Parul

 

 

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  • Winnie Chan

    I’ve seen many obgyns over the years explaining my monthly symptoms during my period...but eventually it became a daily struggle with these pain. It feels like a poke here and there near my right pelvic region. I was given birth control pills for the past ten years but honestly, it didn’t help at all. I was in bed whenever I…

  • Rachel Grobman

    Dr.Seckin is so much more than a surgeon. His passion for helping endometriosis sufferers and determination to improve the quality of life in all of his patients is undeniable. I remember when my gynecologist first told me I needed a laparoscopy. Her exact words were "I can do the surgery, but if you were MY daughter- I'd send you to…

  • Esin Kocabiyik

    I was there for hysterectomy but then I found out that I also had endometriosis.My both surgeries went excellent and I feel great!.I am so thankful to Dr.Seckin and all his team for making my journey smooth!

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    I am a physician who suffered from deep infiltrative endometriosis. I needed laparoscopic surgery, so I went to see my former gynaecologist and he performed the procedure (a surgery which he supposedly does hundreds of times a year) last November. I had severe pain again when I had my period in January and was advised to go on taking a…

  • Grace Larsen

    After years of excessively painful periods, a serious loss of quality of life, and a series of uninformed and uninterested doctors, Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein turned my life around. I was told I woke up from my surgery almost a year ago with a smile on my face, and I haven't stopped since. Before I heard of Dr. Seckin,…

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    Dr Seckin and his team gave me back my life! Tomorrow will be 1 month since my surgery and I feel great. Dr. Seckin, Dr Liu, and Dr Goldstein are not only beyond words talented and amazing Doctors, but they are also genuinely wonderful and caring people. I cannot say enough great things about Holly, Asiye and Kim as well.…

  • Anna Lu

    Dr. Seckin and his staff spared me from years and years of heavy periods and unbearable endometriosis pain. After having surgery with him (my first) I can now function like a regular human. No more eating NSAIDs like candy and calling out sick from work. Thank you, Dr. Seckin!