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April 19, 2019

Patti S.

Three years ago I came to see Dr. Bakker because the tip of my right third finger was numb. At that first visit, he told me I had bilateral carpal tunnel and needed surgery. I had no idea what a journey that would lead to. Over the course of the next three years, I would have ten surgeries with him. The final one (hopefully) being this February. He is the reason I am still able to work. While I am grateful to him for his surgical skills, he did so much more than that. I had given up ever finding out what was going on with me when I first saw him. I figured I was just going to have to live with all my symptoms. He encouraged me to keep pushing for a diagnosis and reinforced for that something is truly wrong. Now, I do not have a definitive diagnosis. However, I have a team of doctors in place that believe in me. I am currently exploring genetic causes with Mayo Clinic. Dr. Bakker was the catalyst that helped me keep going. I owe him so much.