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I wish you to know how much pleasure and encouragement your dear letter has given me. Not only the good news about the improvement in my blood analysis gives me encouragement, but what you tell me about the slow recovery from major surgical operations3 is very heartening. When one falls so far below what has always been one's everyday standard of energy, one is apt to feel that one's state is exceptional, and to be deeply discouraged.
I had hoped to come to your office again before I leave town2, but for the last two months I have had to spend a good deal of time with my oculist, Doctor Perera4, (sudden changes in my eyes requiring new glasses for both reading and writing) and with your very kind and friendly dentist, Doctor Lindsay5 - whose address Mrs. Breslow6 kindly gave me.Faithfully and gratefully yours, Willa Cather