Do you send Christmas Cards?

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   Posted 12/11/2008 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you send Christmas Cards to your doctor's offices??  I never have but something this
year made me fill one out to my GI's office.  I was just wondering if other people send
them or if I'm a little nuts and maybe shouldn't send it?  LOL
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS and Arthrities too
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                           Folic Acid 1mg every day
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   Posted 12/11/2008 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I give my doctors chocolates (or whatever) and I give a card or chocolate / whatever to any other secretaries, nurses, etc who have been particularly helpful.

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   Posted 12/11/2008 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Some people do and some don't, there's no right or wrong here, it's a matter of personal choice...for the record, I don't.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 12/11/2008 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it depends on the doctors, too. Some of mine can be moody, grumpy little so-and-sos, and chocolate puts them in a better mood for a while, so the investment is worth it :-).
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   Posted 12/12/2008 4:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Nah, especially that old GI of mine. No way, he wouldn't even know who I was probably. My GP would, but I've never thought to send one. I guess if you really liked your doctor, and was close with them that it would be a nice thought. So many here have too many patients, and sadly you become a number!
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).

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   Posted 12/12/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I think it is a good idea sometimes we forget that it does take some work to do what they do. Having to be called in to work over time and if nothing else it would spruce up the office a little. Nice jester on your part. lol gail
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   Posted 12/12/2008 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
..I do send or give my family doc a card and Veggies
( howie works at a factoy that does them we get case of stir fry mixes........Artic Garden)

I also believe it is a matter of personal choice

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   Posted 12/12/2008 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I always give my GP's a card, a bottle of Irish Whiskey and a wee Ciggy for their help throughout the year, this years espically! :)
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   Posted 12/12/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't usually send out cards to anyone but last year, when I was on a clinical trial for Cimzia, I gave a card to my clinical trial docs/nurses because I found these cards at Hallmark years ago and knew they would appreciate it.  It showed a dog or something talking to a snowman with a big middle section and the dog said, "So you're that abdominal snowman I've been hearing about."  I couldn't resist sending it to them, since most people don't appreciate the card as much as I do.  They loved it and wanted to use it in a presentation.  I also brought them some home-made fudge, but I saw them every 2 weeks, so it was a little different than with my other docs. 

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