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Dr. Tomaino's Blog

The "Compassion" of Time

March 23rd, 2009
We've all heard the saying, "This too may pass."

It not only refers to the "bad times", but also "good times"--unfortunately.

When it comes to a less than optimal response to either operative or nonoperative treatment, a slow recovery after surgery, or persistent pain---I often characterize TIME as an ALLY.

In the spirit of "This too may pass", TIME can be COMPASSIONATE.

Despite the value of "accepting" illness,or one's pain--and learning to live with a less than ideal "physical ailment", (afterall, life goes on)
---hopefulness and optimism arguably inspire a reluctance to concede that one will never feel better.

There is no question that the our spirit, mind and body may converge as we struggle, potentially, to live life with pain.

The fact is that I witness on a continual basis the COMPASSION of TIME.

This is precisely why "inaction" may be the most effective strategy when looking for options to feel less pain--either more surgery, a different doctor, or losing hope.

TIME may be an ALLY----with time, you may find that you continue to heal.....and feel better.




Linda Keister

Dr Tomaino surgically repaired my fractured index finger. His personal attitude, and that of his office, is personable, professional and efficient. He went out of his way to schedule/ squeeze in my surgery to quickly relieve my discomfort. He made me feel that my injury was THE most important and most interesting thing he was working on, even when I went back for post-op followups 6 months later. Being that I live 45 minutes from his office, and was fitting in appointments with my work day, I appreciated the efficiency of his office. In office x-rays were a real time-saver. Like I said, his office is 45 minutes away, but I would go back to Dr Tomaino and his complete care with any future injuries or care I might need.

March 24th, 2009 @ 1:55 pm
Susan Flagg

I have been a patient of Dr. Tomaino\'s for many years. I initially came to him with horrible arthritis pain at the base of my thumbs. It was determined that I was a candidate for basal joint removal on both hands. The surgeries were performed at two separate times, and true to Dr. Tomaino\'s promise, my hands keep getting stronger and better over time. I have no pain in my wrists any more and I am enjoying all the activities I had to give up because of the pain I was experiencing. I must also compliment the staff in Dr. Tomaino\'s practice. They are very efficient and extremely friendly. I always feel comfortable and welcome in this practice. I no longer live in the Rochester area, but I will gladly travel 86 miles and 90 minutes to receive the excellent care I have from Dr. Tomaino and his staff.

March 31st, 2009 @ 8:03 pm

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