I add my vote for a heartfelt note from a longtime patient saying things only you can say. "When I first met you X number of years ago who knew it would last so long ...... thank you for ........I most appreciate your ....... If you have a specific touching or funny thing to personalize it add that.
Many marriages don't last this long. Maybe you are her longest term patient. Maybe you have lasted longer than HER marriage. Depends on her sense of humor of course. Sincerity is never wrong.
I am an artist and when a doctor 15 years ago fixed a serious problem I made a small painting on paper just the size of the card and attached it to the outside of the notecard. Sunflowers and sky, nothing personal (or god forbid a body part).
edit to add: I really like the personalized coffee mug suggestion. Everyone needs a coffee mug.
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