Saing thankyou.

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Just wondering whether any of you have left thank you gifts for your medical team.  So far I have not done so, but will be going past the nurse station on Wednesday on my way to my last physio session and was wondering about leaving a big tub of chocolates for the nurses, chocolates for my physio, and a bottle of nice bubbly for my surgeon.  Bit difficult with the surgeon because I will continue to see him on his lecturing days, but, that will be a different chapter, and I feel I should say thankyou for his brilliant work and close the patient chapter.  Any views?

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    Good point. A thankyou is often forgotten, but nice to receive.
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    Hi liz, yes I left a thank you card and tub of chocs for nurses and physios.  I didn't leave the surgeon anything though.  Must say the nurses were quite surprised to get anything.  They work so hard though.
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    I did think of this also, especially for the surgeon, who I feel went above and beyond his duty . . .and there were a couple of nurses who were really nice. . but unfortunately I have to say my experience in hospital was generally pretty negative . . in nine days I only m anaged to get ice three times, suffered cistitis for three days before they finally got a urologist to see me. . .most of the time, I was defintely under the impression that I was a damned nuisance to them so I'm afraid I won't bother!  I think if you felt you had good care, it would be a lovely gesture which I'm sure they would appreciate!.  
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      I didn't get offered ice at all while in hospital.   They were very nice though.   I only saw the surgeon fir five minutes a couple of days after I was in.  The junior doctor was around all the time.
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      My surgeon was very good . .he even came in on the Sunday after I had the operation, because he was worried on the first day when I couldn't move my ankle at all . .and he lives 70 miles from the hospital, and wasn't on call that day . . so definitely above and beyond!!!!  I'm surprised you didn't ever get any ice!  they always say it's excellent for reducing the swelling . .but maybe they have a different idea in that hsopital. there are so many opinions about what you should, or should not, do!  I don't ice a lot now. . although I think you are supposed to . . . ..  
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      Strangly, ice was not on the agenda when I had my last TKR four years ago. It never crossed my mind or anybody else's. I couldn't bear anything at all to touch my leg for weeks. I suppose we are a bit backward in the bogs of Essx. Perhaps I 'll try it next time on your recommendation?
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      Every leg is different!  If you feel you don;t want anything to touch it I wouldn't go for it!  I just found that the pain was a sort of burning, which the ice  definitely helped for a while.  On the other hand, in my thigh where I get a lot of nerve pain, I certainly wouldn't want ice anywhere near it . . .I imagine Essex is pretty much as advanced as anywhere else . .and probably a lot more than here in Tenerife!
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      Yes, you are right, nearly every Essex home has a fridge these days  biggrin But because of our northeast winds we are more inclined to reach for a hot water bottle than an ice pack. Better still, morphia or just YELL! 

       

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    Iam a midwife and know what it can be like to face presents of big tubs of sweets tempting me all the time....especially when we don't get time for a break! When I had my op I bought a selection of different good quality teas and coffee and some luxury biscuits and healthy snacks.
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    Hi Liz,

    I did not for the nurses or surgeon, I guess because it was a short time in hospital and saw my surgeon briefly, once at the hospital and again for my first month check up, but it is a very nice thought.

    I did however give a gift card (pre paid Visa) to my physical therapist who I had a "semi long term relationship" with smile

    I don't think they are allowed to accept gifts of that sort, (I gave it to her on the "QT") but I wanted to do something special for her as she was such a sweet person and helped me so much.

    Susan is right in that nurses do work so hard, and I wish now I had taken them something, but at the time it was the last thing on my mind as I was nauseous for the entire time in hospital from the anethesia!!

    Betty

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    The shop in our hospital advised me to get a selection of small bags of sweets like malteesers M&Ms , jelly babies etc as they can share them especially through the night shift. On line Amazon there is quite a fun mini gift bag to say thank you for nurses. But really a card to know they are appreciated is good. 
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