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thank you notes

saultupssaultup Posts: 71
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in Recovering from Surgery
One day while I was in the hospital, the staff brought to me the labels from 3 containers that had held donor bone. With the labels was a note from the donor bank politely suggesting I write a thank you note to the families of the donor. I was blown away for I hadn't thought about this at all. When I got home I did write 3 letters for the 3 donors and mailed them to the donor bank to be distributed. On two previous surgeries I had my own bone harvested so I know how painful that can be so it was with much gratitude to have donor bone this time. I don't know if others have experienced this suggestion of writing thank you notes but it was something I just hadn't thought about at all. (It was not suggested I write thank you notes for the 3 pints of blood.) Just thought I'd share that.


  • That was kind of you. What a lost art, the writing of a Thank You note has become. We still get one from his Dad for every gift recieved, and sometimes just for a kindness, it never fails to warm my heart.

    I'm sure your Thank You note has lifted the spirit of at least one of those with whom it reached, and it says so much about the person who took the time to write it..so..I would like to add my own Thank You to you for your kindness and consideration.
  • Thank you for the kind words. As I said, I was completely blown away when the idea was first presented to me. Here I was in the hospital, after surgery, heavily medicated, some pain and totally absorbed in my issues (360 surgery, 4 level fusion, cages, etc.) and then to think about the donors? Wow. How humbling.
    Thank you.
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