DR.Carolyn Delucia – VAGINA GURU
A THANK YOU
I was invited to speak about the field of Vaginal Rejuvenation, or Cosmetic Gynecology. If you are not yet aware, Cosmetic Gynecology—or as I like to call it, Regenerative Gynecology— is a field growing internationally that concerns the sexual wellbeing of women, as well as vaginal health throughout the stages of life. It addresses vaginal laxity, atrophy, painful sex, and urinary incontinence. We use Vaginal Laser Treatments and PRP, as well as surgical procedures when necessary. It was a great honor to be included in the first introduction of this subject to the regular program of their National Congress. I applaud India and the brave doctors who allowed this topic to be presented as a step forward for women of the world! I encourage all doctors to be open to the complaints our patients may have and for all women to break their silence and share what you may be suffering! I pray that all of us accept that sex is an essential part of life, as it is still the natural means of perpetuating our existence.
Today, I am inspired to deviate a little from female intimate issues. As physicians we work extensive hours and are constantly required to keep up with new technology, techniques, and knowledge. The hours dedicated to our profession are immeasurable. We do this privately and without any expected recognition. However the general public is unaware. With the advent of electronic medical records, the number of hours dedicated to our profession has increased immensely. One would think that using electronic medical records would be faster and make our lives easier. However, the general public is unaware. With the advent of electronic medical records, the number of hours dedicated to our profession has increased immensely. One would think that using electronic medical records would be faster and make our lives easier. However, that is farthest from the truth. Personally speaking, it has increased my work week by 20 to 30 hours. I am not complaining at the moment. I do often get frustrated, as this has impacted the quality of my life. I am simply mentioning it to make the world aware. This week I was blessed by the father of a young woman I delivered 20 years ago. He wrote to me on her birthday to allow me to share in his joy of having her in their lives. He thanked me for the day of her delivery and some humor that we shared. During the daily grind we as physicians often forget that perhaps we are making an impact or touching others’ lives. It was such a sweet reminder that it brought tears to my eyes. It filled my heart with continued purpose to never stop doing what I do. I would like for each of you to perhaps privately thank a physician who may have touched your life in a positive way. It is so often that people complain and so rarely that we hear the positive things we do. It will only take a moment to reach out and say thank you. You may also share a story here—either anonymously, or even by mentioning the dear doctor’s name. As your servant and dedicated physician, I want to thank all my patients for how they have touched my life. I am proud to continue working towards my mission for the health of women worldwide.