Multiple Body Regions, Head, Hands, Feet, Back, Torso Excessive
Facial Sweating. Patient from England.
Extreme Facial Sweating.
FACE, HEAD SWEATING
EXCESSIVE SWEATING OF THE BODY
Letter of Thanks to Dr Nielson
from Patient: A Boyers
Surgery August 1998 (Letter from January 6, 2010)
This is a letter of thanks and gratitude and appreciation
to Dr Nielson . He performed Micro ETS Surgery on me on August
3 ( I believe ) 1998 . At that time I was 58 year old male who
had had hyperhidrosis all my adult life . No doubt an inherited
trait as both my parents were similarly afflicted . Physically
I was fit , thin , athletic ( runner , swimmer , rock climber )
with tendency to high BP ( controlled with medication ) ... another
hereditary - roll - of - the - dice .
My specific conditions were :
1) Generalized hyperhidrosis ( scalp , forehead , face , entire
upper body ) that could quickly overwhelm me in a rush or flood
of sensation .
2) Facial blushing .... always occurred with 1 ) but could also
occur by itself for no apparent reason .
3) Acute anxiety / cessation of breathing ..... almost always was
triggered , in turn, by 1) .
My hyperhidrosis could be induced by stress , frustration , social
situations , public speaking , attention beind directed at me ,
crowded rooms , sitting in barber chair , even sitting in church
. It was a debilitating , embarrassing , humiliating condition
which constrained many facets of my life . Dr Nielson's work /
ETS surgery completely and irrevocably eliminated that enormous
cloud and burden . These past ten years have been very happy ones
for me . A significant transformation and " liberation " so
- to - speak . I am deeply indebted to his skill and ingenuity
as a surgeon .
I am convinced that there are also some additional benefits resulting
from the surgery . A little more about genetics . I also inherited
a propensity to contract bronchial conditions ( ie , problems )
from my father ( 1903 - 1988 ) who as a boy of 14 had to be sent
to Florida ( from Cincinnati ) to live and work as his parents
thought he would die from so many bouts of pneumonia living in
the cold winters of the Midwest . ( Note : This was before penicillium
was available ) . Hence I had had two , some times three severe
colds / flu / pneumonia / whatever ( always of three weeks duration
) every winter all my life from childhood until ..... guess when
..... 1998 . Since then I have not had even a trace of a cold .
Random events just do not occur that coincidentally and thus I
can only attribute this boon to improved health to the surgery
that took place prior to that winter .
Thank you on so many levels . You do outstanding work . My life
has been dramatically and immeasurably improved as a result of
your medical expertise .
Please feel free to give my name as a reference to any prospective
patient who would like to talk with a former patient or to use
this drawn out letter of mine as you wish .
Raleigh , NC
Sweating. Patient from San Antonio,TX.
Severe Back Sweat.
Reduced Back Sweat.
Dear Dr Nielson,
Thank you so very much for the blessings of the surgery for my
daughter Karin. Your skill has brought enormous happiness to
her and to so many others. With great admiration, (Patient's
Dear Dr Nielsen,
Hello, how are you?
It was very nice to meet you. I am just writing to thank you for
changing my life! Getting dressed every morning has become so much
easier as I no longer have to choose colours or fabrics that will
disguise / absorb excessive underarm sweating for the day. I also
don't have the problem of staining my clothes with sweat anymore,
as my underarms are now almost completely dry. I
can now wear the colours that I like, instead of the blacks, navies
or whites that I was limited to in the past. I can even go deodorant-free
for the day!
It has been almost two weeks since I've
had the surgery and I feel like a new person. My hands, underarms
and face have been very dry and my facial blushing has also disappeared.
I can't believe it and need to get used to my new body as I sometimes
don't trust that I will cope in situations which in the past, were
a trigger for blushing and oversweating!
I have been confidently shaking hands
with people, writing freely, driving without my hands wetting the
steering wheel and getting through each day without having to worry
about how to disguise or get out of a sweaty-hand situation! I
feel like a huge weight has been taken off my shoulders, as I no
longer have the anxiety and fear of being with people that I used
to. I don't have to keep putting my hands in my pockets! As a teacher,
I am especially happy that I can write without smugding the inks
on papers!!! These keyboard keys aren't even wet!!!
My feet still have a little sweating and
am not sure if it is `safe' enough for me to wear open-style shoes
yet. However, the sweating on my feet has decreased (about 50%)
and seems to be improving each day.
As for compensatory sweating, yes, this
is happening around my trunk (mainly lower back and stomache area),
back of knees, thighs, front and back of my legs. The sweating
around the trunk has at times, soaked through my clothing but this
has been hardly visible. Also, I live in Japan, which is a country
with high heat humidity, especially in the summer! And, considering
live in one of the hottest parts of Japan, the compensatory sweating
has been bearable in these conditions. However, being almost at
the end of summer, I feel that I need to experience many more hot,
summer days to make a better judgement on the compensatory sweating.
Interestingly, I feel as though my sweat
glands have been shifted to new areas of my body. I now need to
get used to sweating around my lower trunk and back of knees as
in the past I have never sweated around these areas. Even though
at times, this new sweating is uncomfortable, I do prefer it like
this. Also, I have noticed that whenever I'm in an air-conditioned
room, I don't experience any compensatory sweating and am completely
dry from head to toe.
Another interesting change that I've noticed
is `stomache- blushing'. Whenever I feel as if I am going to blush,
my stomache blushes instead! I actually feel the same heat rush
that used to cover my face going across my stomach area and am
relieved that this is not visible!
Some of the teaching work that I do in
Japan is in a kindergarten. The other day, while on stage teaching
a song and dance, I felt so great! I had no stage-fright, blushing,
facial sweating or sweaty hands while holding the microphone. For
the first time in my life, I could sing, teach and dance with enjoyment,
rather than discomfort and embarassment! I have never enjoyed being
on stage so much!
I am planning to join a dance school as
I love dancing and have always wanted to do so! With my new found
self-confidence I feel like the sky's the limit - I can do anything!!
Thanking you sincerely, (Patient)
Symptoms pre ETS: HH-palms, feet, mild FB, severe Raynaud’s
A big hello to Dr. Nielson & staff,
Can you believe it's been almost 6 years since I've had my ETS
for full body HH & FB? I can't believe how quickly the
time has flown! Just wanted to give you all an update on
how I've been doing since the op.
I'm happy to report that I'm still doing just as well today as
I was right after the op. I rarely experience CS and if I
do, it's very mild and a "normal" amount of sweat as
opposed to the drenching I used to get when I had HH. My
feet occasionally sweat, usually if I'm working out or if it's
really hot outside. Again, nothing CLOSE to the waterfall
I used to have. My FB has been gone since day 1. I
rarely think about sweating & blushing anymore. It used
to consume my day with worry. Now, I just don't think about
it. I never worry about it. It's a non-issue! I
can't tell you how much happier I've been since I had the ETS in
I can't thank you enough for changing my life! Best wishes
for a wonderful holiday season.
Regards, (Patient) Chicago, IL
October 11, 2004 is a
day that I will treasure for the remainder of my life. After
22 years filled with paper towels in the pockets, trips to the
bathroom to avoid handshakes, avoiding church at all costs, not
being able to high-five people, etc, I was finally cured. The fact
that I am writing this testimonial to begin with involves quite
a bit of dumbluck. Christmas of last year was the breaking
point. After another holiday with family members in which
I would institute every evasive technique you could imagine in
order to avoid shaking hands with relatives, I had reached the
last straw. That evening at my computer I simply typed in "Sweaty
Palms". Dr. Nielson's website was among the first that arrived
on the screen. The first step was Drysol. Absolutely no help. The
second step was Lexapro (my doctor thought that I has social anxiety
disorder). Absolutely no help at a cost of $79 a bottle (insurance
would not cover that cost...screw you Cigna). At this juncture
it was surgery or bust. As I am sure many of you reading
this right now can relate to, this disorder can be so frustrating
and crippling to one's lifestyle. Since surgery everything
has been amazing. You seriously have to search for the incision
marks, anyone who doesn't know that you have had surgery will never
notice. Pain immediately after surgery was pretty minimal as well. I
had the surgery performed around 8:00AM and I was at the mall by
2:00PM. My throat actually bothered me more than my chest
after the surgery. Despite this it was hardly uncomfortable. Of
course the issue of CS must be addressed. The only thing I will
warn you about with the ETS surgery is that while working out people
might wonder why you are sweating on your stomach but not underneath
your arms or on your head. The social awkwardness of this
does not even hold a candle to the social awkwardness of a clammy
handshake or facial blushing during a presentation. The CS
only occurs when working out or it is really, really hot outside.
I can't say enough about this surgery. I am graduating from
college next month and it has been so incredible to go on job interviews
with my new warm, dry hands. For anyone reading this, I have been
in your shoes. I have sat at a computer, as you are right
now, with sweat accumulating on the keys and the mouse. Like
myself, your only regret will be not learning about this procedure
earlier in life. Thank you Dr. Nielson for giving me a new lease
on life. Feel free to give out my name, email, and number
to anyone with questions.
Hello to Dr. Nielson & staff,
I can't believe it has been a little over 3 years since my ETS. My
life has certainly changed. I'm in a management position
now, working face-to-face with clients which is something I never
could have done when I had full-body HH. My HH was so severe
that I was restricted to only wearing certainly colors or I would
look drenched. I dreaded shaking hands, I had to wear lots
of make up to cover up the mild FB as well.
Now, I feel like a normal
person. I don't sweat on my face & hands. My underams
barely sweat. My feet are dry, too. I have very mild
CS which is the same today as it was right after the op. When
I sweat, it's only a normal amount of sweat, not the dripping "waterfall" I
used to be. I can wear bright colors, I can shake hands with
confidence, I can go make-up free, it's wonderful.
I'm finally at a point in
my life where I don't even think about or worry about sweating. It's
a great feeling. I don't regret having the op a single day. It's
just an incredible feeling to be free of hyperhidrosis. I
saw a picture of myself when I still had HH and noticed the sweat
patterns on my clothes. It's amazing to me how much I've
changed. Thank you so much for doing such a great job with
(Patient), Chicago, IL
Dear Dr. Nielson
I am one of your patients, who had the lucky opportunity to have
ETS surgery with you! I am so glad I did it (October 30, 2002)!
My hands are so warm I can not believe it! I do not blush at all-even
when I am drinking or eating something hot! I did not test my blushing
in stressful situations yet, but I hope the results would be the
My feet are still cold and wet, but I can see a little improvement
in the evening (legs are getting much warmer). I hope they will
become dry and warm during 3 months (as you told me). My face skin
is much drier now and hair too.
I still have difficulty breathing (can not take a deep breath yet)
after the operation and feel a little drowsiness (still using pain
medicines), but my overall condition is fine.
I am a very, very thankful for all that you did for me, Dr. Nielson!!!
Thank you very much one more time!
P.S. I am so sorry I did not meet Jane, Sylvia or Cheryl in the
Surgery center, I wanted to thank you guys for being so professional
and polite on the telephone :)
Dear Dr. Nielson
Hi, my name is (Patient), I'm 16 years old, and I had severe palmar,
plantar, axillae (however you spell that), and facial hyperhidrosis.
But thanks to you I have had 100% improvement. I don't even sweat
any more! I do get mild compensatory sweating on my back and stomach
though. But only when I am really hot. And it is only a light film
of sweating. I am still amazed with the results. I was able to
go shopping with my mom only 10 hours after my surgery. Words cannot
express how much I thank you for changing my life. I told my mom
that this is the best christmas present I have ever gotten. And
I truly mean that. I have had hyperhidrosis all of my life, and
it was getting really hard to live with when I entered my teenage
years. I wasn't able to do normal teenage things because of the
embarassment of my sweaty hands, armpits, and feet. I was never
able to hold hands with my boyfriends, or wear all those different
lotions that most girls wear, I wasn't able to shake hands with
anyone, and it even affected me in sports. I constantly had to
check my arms to make sure I wasn't sweating through my shirt.
I remember one day in school, when I was wearing a gray shirt,
and the guys in my class started making fun of me because I had
sweat stains on my arm pits. I constantly had to deal with people's
looks of disgust when they shook my hand. Hyperhidrosis affected
my life in alot of ways. And now I am so grateful to be able to
do all the little things that I couldn't do with sweaty hands.
I can now start wearing clothes that aren't cotton. Because when
I had hyperhidrosis, I had to have some sort of cotton clothing
on to dry my hands on. I know this may sound weird, but I am kind
of glad that I had hyperhidrosis. It taught me alot of things.
I am now going to try to make hyperhidrosis better known to people.
I had went to so many dermatologists, and not one ever mentioned
anything about hyperhidrosis. I didn't even know anything about
hyperhidrosis until I stumbled upon a web community on msn. Then
I found out about you. You have inspired me to go through with
my dreams of being a surgeon. Just seeing how much you touch people's
lives amazes me. I want to be able to help people the way you helped
me. I had always dreamed of being a surgeon, but never thought
it possible because of my sweaty hands. Now I can be a surgeon,
and hopefully one day, be as good as you. I just want to thank
you with all my heart for helping me. And you didn't just cure
my hyperhidrosis, you also helped improve my self esteem. I used
to be really shy, but now I don't feel afraid to be more outgoing.
Oh, by the way, congratulations on being chosen to carry the Olympic
torch. You truly do deserve it. And Merry Christmas to you, your
family, and staff. May all your wishes come true. You made mine
Dear Dr Nielson,
I can't tell you how happy I am since Micro ETS surgery 1 year
ago. I never regretted the surgery and would highly recommend!
A million thanks and Happy Holidays.
To Dr. Nielson & Staff:
Ive been sending in my follow-up questionnaires, but they
dont reflect how glad I am that I had the micro ETS surgery
on August 2001. I had put up with many years of severe sweating
of my hands, feet, and axillae, along with facial blushing that
needed almost no provocation to occur. Since I had the surgery,
I do have some compensatory sweating around my chest and back when
Im too warm or exerting myself. But the benefits of the surgery
have greatly outweighed the annoyance of CS. My hands are ALWAYS
warm and dry, in fact, Ive been complimented numerous times
on how nice my hands feel to others when touched. By the way, I
almost go out of my way now to shake hands with people! My job
requires obtaining a high-level security clearance, and to get
the clearance I had to be fingerprinted -- something that was impossible
before the ETS surgery. My job also requires a great deal of speaking
comfortably before groups of people. I can now do that with complete
confidence because I am dry and do not blush at all. I am also
dry under my arms and can pretty much wear whatever I want if Im
not in a situation where CS is likely to occur. Although there
was no guarantee that my feet sweating would improve, it has decreased
markedly since the surgery. My feet sweat approximately 50% less
than they used to; I feel that was just a bonus of the surgery.
Dr. Nielson, you and your staff have been real pros from
start to finish. There has been plenty of follow-up on my case
and I have discussed the possibility with your staff of asking
for medication to help control the CS.
Im waiting to see if the winter months coming up will make
a difference. But in general, I am absolutely delighted with the
results of the ETS surgery and would not hesitate to recommend
the procedure for others, if done by you.
Please know that you have made a real difference in my life and
I cant thank you enough.
6 Months Follow-up Post
A big hello to Dr. Nielson, Peggy, Jane & Cheryl,
Well, it has been a very happy 6 months since I've had my micro
ETS. I faxed in my 6 month post-op report and just wanted to drop
you all a note to let you know that I'm still doing as great as
I was immediately after the surgery. I've only experienced CS when
I'm exercising or the weather gets really hot & humid. You
know. . . like a NORMAL person. Otherwise I'm completely dry. For
someone who has lived most of her life with full body HH, this
has been a miracle for me. I'm still amazed each day at the little
things I can do that I was never able to do before.
I can shake hands, I can hand knit a sweater, I can fill out forms,
I can wear sandals (no more foot sweating!), I can wear bright
colors, I can talk to people without my face going bright red.
It's just been a wonderful confidence booster. My husband has certainly
noticed the change in my self-esteem.
I'm so thankful that Dr. Nielson was able to "cure" my
HH & Blushing. I tried to keep HH & Blushing from controlling
my life & restricting what I do, but it was still making me
so unhappy. Now that it's gone, I can appreciate all the little
things and focus on the positive in my life. Thank you all for
your continued support & follow-up. I'm looking forward to
sending in my 1 year post-op report :-)
Dear Dr Nielson,
Thank you! I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for
me. My hands and feet are totally dry. Now I will be able to
hold hands with my first graders, give them "high fives",
and pinch their cheeks without them having to dry off their hands
and cheeks. I can wear dresses without socks, put lotion on my
hands, and not be embarrassed to shake another's hand. My husband
told me he has seen my self confidence increase as well. Thank
you also for your wonderful office staff. Not one person was
rude or in a hurry to answer my questions. Everyone was very
courteous and helpful.
If there is anyway I may do anything for you, your family, or staff
please let me know. If you ever have any first grade questions
or concerns, or if you are in need of a private tutor please call!
Thank you for everything!
To All Who Suffer
It has been a month since my surgery and I am still trying to get
used to the fact that I don't have to wipe my hands off before
shaking someone's hand or change my shirt several times a day.
I am so please with my results. I can now sit down and type this
letter without ruining my keyboard. I have gone out and bought
shirts that I wouldn't have dared to wear before since they could
easily show my armpit sweat. I have to admit that I was very scared
when I went in for surgery that I would not be completely cured,
but I am. "My feet sweat still but only when I'm hot or nervous
and not nearly as bad as it was before. (I am used to living with
it anyways - it's a small price to pay) The compensatory sweating
is the same. It is very rare when it happens and it is so light
it doesn't show through my clothes. It only happens on my chest
and my back and in the month's time compensatory sweating has only
happened about five times (once again only when I am very hot or
I was also amazed at how tiny the scars are. They aren't even the
length of my pinky nail and the size is decreasing as it heals.
I have had absolutely no pain! In fact, the day I was released
from the hospital, my mom and I went shopping on the Riverwalk
and even hit all the outlet malls on the way home the next day.
My mother was so surprised at how much energy I had after just
getting out of surgery. I took a total of two and a half pain pills
and threw the reset of the bottle away. And I am not tough, as
you must be thinking as I was when I read the testimonials. I'm
not. I'm the biggest baby. I cry when I get a paper cut! I was
so afraid that the pain would be unbearable but there was none
to bear. I had surgery on a Wednesday and my first day of college
was the next Monday. I was worried I would be in too much pain
to start school, but I wasn't. I walked into class confident and
without a worry in the world. I no longer have to hide and worry
about how bad I am sweating or if people can see the sweat "bleeding "through
my shirt. I am so happy! I have lived with hyperhidrosis since
I was seven years old. I always hated it but I am thankful that
I went through the embarrassment for so long because it has taught
me to not make fun of someone because they are different. I consider
hyperhidrosis as a gift. It has made me a kinder, more understandable
person and just because I have nothing to be embarrassed about
anymore, now that I can be a truly beautiful person. I don't forget
about the pain of being laughed at in school. Nobody is perfect,
but we should all be treated right. And I will never stop sticking
up for people who are different and I will teach my children to
do the same. If you are able to have this surgery done, I highly
recommend it. I cannot say enough good things about it! If you
would like to talk to me in person please feel free to call. Good
luck to you in whatever you choose.
Dear Dr. Nielson:
Well, it's been 2+ years since the ETS surgery in January 1999
Needless to say, my life has been changed significantly for the
better. My newfound confidence has given me the courage to finish
my Fellowship and receive a promotion to Consulting Actuary.
I now deal with clients all the time -- we sponsored a client
reception last week (150+ people) and I eagerly sought out meeting
people, and I gave a presentation today at an important professional
conference (100 people). I would have never dreamed of volunteering
for these events before ETS, due to the severe palmar and facial
The only negative from ETS is the compensatory sweating -- most
of the time, it is a non-issue...however, in hot weather (80+ degrees)
or while exerting myself, it is a bit uncomfortable.
In retrospect, I probably would have gone for just the T2 level
instead of T2 and T3. On balance, though, the positives outweigh
the negatives and life is much better now.
Keep up your good work, and thank you again -- it must be incredibly
rewarding for you to know that the work you do impacts so many
lives in such a positive way every day.
Dear Dr. Nielson,
I had the Bilateral Micro-Single Incision Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
of T2 done on January 8, 2001 and the operation worked fantastically.
I didn't even incur any compensatory sweating. If I have, it's
so minute I haven't even noticed it. I was diagnosed with severe
palmar hyperhydrosis, moderate plantar hyperhydrosis, and a moderate/severe
case of Raynaud's disease. My hands are completely dry, my feet
have dramatically reduced in sweating, and my hands are also
perpetually warm, respectively. I am completely satisfied with
the results and my only regret is that I didn't take the initiative
upon myself to find a doctor that could guarantee results like
you. I really meant it when I told you that you're the best doctor
I've ever had. I had to waste a lot of time, energy, and money
relying on incompetent doctors. Your procedure is safe, precise,
quick, painless, and 100 percent effective. An antiperspirant
like Drysol doesn't do anything for a severe case of palmar hyperhydrosis
and Botulinum Toxin injections are very imprecise, unreliable, costly,
time consuming, and impermanent. My social relationships have
dramatically improved because I am now no longer focused on my
cold, wet hands. I am much more at ease in all situations. I
find that the general anxiety that I would feel throughout the
day is almost completely gone. I can now go to church and hold
hands and shake hands without any hesitation. I no longer avoid
any social interaction in which I use to anticipate interpersonal
touch. I sincerely thank you for your genuine concern, remarkable
surgical ability, and your professional and friendly demeanor.
Hi Dr. Nielson, Peggy & Jane,
It's (patient) again. Well, I can't believe its been almost 4 weeks
since the Micro ETS surgery. I am constantly amazed everyday
at how wonderful life is being DRY. I attended the quarterly
meeting yesterday at work and had to get up in front of the entire
department and not once did I sweat. I was so relaxed and able
to stay focused on speaking rather than thinking the whole time "is
everyone laughing at me because my face is sweating, my hands
are dripping & I have huge pit stains?" I still find
that I subconsciously try to hide my hands. Old habits are hard
to break and after living with hyperhidrosis for most of my life,
I still have to remind myself that I DON'T have to do this anymore.
It's a wonderful thing!
I haven't had any compensatory sweating yet and my feet are still
dry. I don't have to rotate which shoes I wear anymore. I could
never wear the same pair of shoes 2 days in a row because they'd
be soaked. I'm loving life right now! I will fax you my one month
follow-up survey next week.
Once again, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sweating. Patient from Ohio.
Severe Back Sweat.
Reduced Back Sweat.
Dear Dr. Nielson,
Hi! I'm back in (city) and recovering from the Micro ETS
surgery. I'm amazed at the results. My hands are warm and dry.
. . I didn't realize I had facial hyperhidrosis too, because now
my face is drier. I had a skin condition called Rosacea which caused
my face to burn but now my skin is always cool to the touch and
the contour of my face has also changed because it's not inflamed.
Amazing. The sweating on my scalp is gone. . . I didn't realize
I'd had this until experiencing the positive effects after the
Micro ETS surgery.
I have cool and clammy feet but it's a minor thing and still not
as extreme as it used to be. I haven't experienced any compensatory
sweating yet. My life is changed. The minute I got back to the
hotel from the Micro ETS surgery I dropped to my knees and thanked
Heavenly Father for giving me a chance at life because that is
exactly what it feels like. No one can know how hard it is to live
with hyperhidrosis and what a relief it is to be cured.
I can touch things. I can touch people and not hold back. Before
sweat would literally drip down my arms as I talked on the phone.
I couldn't play the piano without beads of sweat accumulating on
it. I couldn't get close to anyone or shake hands. It was like
the "Midas touch" with sweat -- and everything I came
ii contact with was cursed and I had to always plan out how to
deal with simple daily activities to avoid embarrassment and blushing.
I had Raynaud's disease and it's cured. I've noticed that where
my extremities had always been bulging and red (feet and hands)
they are clear toned and . . . normal colored. It's so great! I
am going to recommend my sister and brother to have this procedure
performed as well. Thanks to all of you, the whole staff and Dr.
Nielson for your help and kindness. My life is changed!
Have a wonderful day.
Thank you again for everything!
Hi Dr. Nielson,
Thanks for the follow-up message. It is now 4 days since the ETS
and I'm still doing well. I experienced what Dr. Nielson told
me would be "rebound sweating" this morning. It was
more like a thin film of moisture on my legs, feet & hands
and then it went right away. I keep feeling the sensation that
I've got moisture on my feet but when I touch them, they're dry.
It's like the nerves in my feet keep "remembering" the
way they used to feel. I'm still so excited that I've had such
a vast improvement. I never expected to have any improvement
in my feet so this was a big surprise. I know it's still too
early to tell if it was successful in my feet, but I'm optimistic
I put the ETS to the test yesterday and wore a light colored suit
to work. I would NEVER have been able to wear a light color to
work because my suit would look drenched from the HH. I stayed
dry all day. Even when I had to meet people face-to-face, I never
broke out in a sweat. It's such a wonderful experience to feel
like a normal person. I can't wait to go out and buy new clothes
with color! I'm so tired of wearing black, navy blue or white to
This is so exciting! A few people at work who knew I had surgery
on Monday keep saying they can't believe I just had surgery because
I look so happy. I'll fax my one week post-op report on Monday
I would like to take the time to thank you for changing my life.
I had Micro ETS surgery on May 8, 2000 and I am so much happier
because of it. Before the surgery, I was like many of your patients:
my hands, axillae, and feet dripped constantly without medication.
However, after the surgery, I was completely dry. I was extremely
nervous on the day of the surgery, and the hospital staff and
the anesthesiologist were very nice and calming - even though
my body did not seem to want to be calm. They made me feel better.
The majority of the staff was extremely professional. I did not
have any major problems after the surgery. I now have dry hands
and two almost invisible scars (one on each side). I definately
have compensatory sweating, but it is when it is very hot, so
it does not feel as abnormal to me. I have gone on job interviews
and it feels good to willingly stick out my hand for a handshake.
I feel as if I have more confidence, and I do not have to wonder
if my medication is going to work today or not. Thank you for
the time that you spent with my parents and my husband a couple
of months before the surgery explaining everything to them. Your
openness, professionalism, knowledge, and pride in your technique
convinced them that I would be in safe hands if I had the surgery.
The day of the surgery I appreciated Dr. Saunders himself explaining
the anesthesia procedure to both my family and me. I would also
like to thank your office assistants for all of their patience
with me. They answered many phone calls from me and were always
very friendly and easy to talk to. I would be happy to talk to
anyone about my experience if it is needed. Thank you again for
your Micro-ETS procedure. Sincerely,
Dear Dr. Nielson,
One day not long ago a thirty-year-old male who was afflicted
with a sympathetic nervous condition came to you. This condition
caused chronic anxiety, social embarrassment, and at times a feeling
of helplessness. He went for a blood test at 7 a.m., he had a thirty
minute surgery, woke up at around noon and then left the hospital
soon thereafter without taking pain medication (no need). He was
transformed after the surgery: into what I now consider to be ME.
I spent the rest of the afternoon with dry hands, feet, and armpits
for the first time in my life. I felt HUMAN as I enjoyed the rest
of the day sightseeing, dining, socializing, and fooling around
like a child. The anxiety was GONE. The panic feelings: Gone. 100%
cured. Your talent has no equal in ETS, and I am forever indebted.
Thanx for a new life . . . .
Dear Dr. Nielson,
My hands, feet, face, axillae are totally dry. Just today
I can feel some minor compensatory sweating mostly on the thigh
and trunk areas but its slight and unnoticeable. Overall, I am
very pleased with the results so far. Thanking you so much Dr.
Nielson for all that you and your staff have done.
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