Wednesday, July 15, 2009


I need to ask some advice from all of you.

Tomorrow I go see my ENT doctor one last time before he turns me over to an endocronologist to take over the rest of my treatments and to manage my thyroid medicine.

My ENT has been truly amazing. He has always gone the extra mile in everything and has been so kind and humble in the process. I appreciate what he has done for me so much...more than words can say. I am actually going to miss him, even though he represents a somewhat difficult time in my life.

Is it appropriate to give him a little token of my appreciation tomorrow when I see him for the last time? If so, what should it be? I thought about something home-baked, but these days people don't always trust home-made food from someone they don't completely know. I know I would be a little suspicious of a plate of cookies from someone with a big wound on their neck. I'd be thinking, "I really hope they washed their hands."

I don't want to buy him cookies though since that's a little impersonal, and I'm sure he can go buy his own if he wanted some.

So, if you have any suggestions, or if you think it's a little much, just let me know. Keep in mind, we're on somewhat of a limited budget, so no plasma screen t.v.s or anything like that.

Thanks for any advice you can give.


  1. I think something home-baked would be greatly appreciated. People bring us home-baked goods at the lab sometimes and we love it! Sure, there are a few times when we take it and say thanks and then throw it away when they leave, but if you shower "regularly" (and I know what you said about that) and wear clean clothes and clean under your fingernails, he'll love it.

  2. Good thoughts, Danielle. I had never tried cleaning under my fingernails. Maybe I'll give that a shot.

  3. Something homemade would be nice - it could be baked or even a hand-written thank you note. You have such a way with words! Steph

  4. A hand-made card goes a long way...

  5. Thank you all so much for the good suggestions. I ended up giving him a home-made card (compliments of my sister, Jessica) and a home-made french silk pie (compliments of Baker's Square).