I am so terribly sad to hear of Dr. Dimitrov's passing. For many years she was my doctor managing my Meniere's disease. In 2001 I was bed ridden and she had exhausted all known remedies to get me back on my feet...I mean literally back on my feet. She was a leading specialist dealing with this disease and the last resort was a very dangerous and invasive surgery requiring a surgeon to drill through my skull so she could to get to the vestibular nerve. She saved my life because without the surgery I would have been bed ridden the rest of my life. Pre-surgery my quality of life was just miserable, I couldn't work, couldn't sleep and just couldn't do anything except lay in the bed with my life spinning by. The surgery was a complete success and within only a few months I was enjoying my life again and returned to work. I'm not sure who was more excited for my recovery her or me. Whenever I had an appt Dr. Dimitrov never acted like I was a problem or a burden and she never rushed so she could "just" go on to the next patient. She always took special time with me to ensure my care physically and mentally. She always listened with caring ears...she made me feel like I was the only patient she had...which was so far from the truth. I saw all those folks in her office and I knew she helped every single one of them just like she did for me. My last visit with her was in 2007 and she told me she was retiring to spend more time with her family. I was devastated but I certainly understood. During that appointment she told that she had brought a young doctor into her practice with Meniere's disease experience and that I would be in good hands with him. I had no idea she was fighting for her life. I am forever grateful for her saving my life and she will always have a special place in my heart!
To her family and loved ones my deepest sympathies to each of you. I hope that you find some comfort knowing just how many lives she touched.
Rest in Peace Dr. Dimitrov.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will reward me on that day.
2 Timothy 4:7-8