I Saw a Patient Today…

Elderly Patient

I saw a patient today and she was exhausted. Not for the usual reasons mind you, but because of a commitment she made 55 years ago. Her husband of those years has ALS and she does pretty much everything for him. It’s been going on for a long time and though she is pretty much worn out, she troops on. Her heel pain hasn’t made it easier so I’m trying to do my little part to help both of them by helping her feet get better.

It’s wonderful to see someone who stands by their word for that long.

I’ll bet she’ll never know how encouraging her actions are to those around her and to me. I want to be a person of my word, even though it might cost me a lot. I hope you do too.


To find out more about ALS or to find out how you can help support the cause, go to www.alsa.org.
Check out Raleigh Foot & Ankle Center’s #ALSicebucketchallenge on our Facebook page.Check back this week to see our doctors getting dunked with ice!


I Saw a Patient Today… is a monthly feature by Dr. Robert Hatcher. Check back the last week of each month to hear his insights and stories of what he learns from patients at the office. Let us know what you think!