Thursday, June 24, 2010

On a personal note......

Recently, I spent a few weeks on "medical leave" for a chronic physical condition that I have suffered with for several years.

I won't bore you with the details, but I had some "trial surgery" and I think that it went well... No complications or problems with anything. I am hoping the doctors see things my way and will agree to continue with this course of treatment and get a little more comfortable and do more in the next phase since this one seems to have gone well....

I would like to thank all those who have given me their support and good wishes. This has been somewhat of a trial for me and my family and we all are looking forward to the next step in the process. I hope that the doctors are as supportive and will agree with further treatments along the lines we have just completed.

I would like to also go on the record and say that the facilities and the staff of the University of Virginia Medical Center were first rate and very supportive of me throughout the entire process. Granted, the many trips back and forth between Virginia Beach and Charlottesville have been a trial, but it has been a pleasure to deal with the folks up there. I would especially like to thank Dr. Raymond Morgan and his staff for all their help and understanding. Their consummate professionalism and humanity were a great comfort to me. Also, I would be completely remiss if I failed to mention the nurses and even the young interns who came and went. They too were also excellent.

I can honestly say that I didn't have a single noticeable "negative experience", which is rare today.

To my co-workers and friends at ABNB Federal Credit Union who have been so understanding and supportive, I am forever in your debt as well. You have all carried more water for me than Gunga Din; tolerating my foibles, distractions and neurosis when my condition made them manifest. I know it hasn't been easy for you all and I know that I haven't always carried my own very prodigious weight at times. I promises that that will change as my situation improves and I am able to do more to contribute to our mission statement, to provide superior customer service to the entire staff and membership of ABNB Federal.

Once again, my humble thanks to you all.....

Benjamin F. Snowden, Jr.