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« Reply #50 on: December 22, 2007, 12:39:13 PM »

Yes we appreciate the food gifts. I do not treat anyone differently because of the gift. I also bring in things like new netflix movies or brisket (it's my mother 's recipe and it is excellent) You can never get enough protein.
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« Reply #51 on: December 24, 2007, 07:33:24 AM »

Since it is Christmas I took the staff in a few things. I took some chocolate frogs (milk, dark and dark+peppermint) and for a longer term gift I took in 3 body shop hand lotions - mango, almond and coconut. They love the hand lotion because all the scrubbing they do with that harsh soap takes it out on their hands.. so having some nice smelling lotion is really good. A nurse friend put me on to the idea last year and they loved it so much I got them a selection this year so they could have some choice. They thanked me very much it made me happy :)

For the month I've also had a box of "christmas" chewy candy like gummy bears and stuff in the shape of trees and angels and the like. They've partaken from time to time :)

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3/1993: Diagnosed with Kidney Failure (FSGS)
25/7/2006: Started hemo 3x/week 5 hour sessions :(
27/11/2010: Cadaveric kidney transplant from my wonderful donor!!! "Danny" currently settling in and working better every day!!! :)

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« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2008, 07:39:15 PM »

Well,

At my old clinic back in Brooklyn I used to bring the nurses and techs I liked (plus the charge nurse and administrator) personalized bottles of champagne, all the rest would be infuriated and incredibly jealous; but they sucked at their jobs and they did not deserve a reward. I show my appreciation to those who show me kindness, caring, dignity, respect and competence at their job.

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« Reply #53 on: January 28, 2008, 03:24:26 PM »

I took a plate of homemade cookies in at Christmastime for the PD nurses (there are only four of them). It was partly because of all they did for me, and partly because almost all of it was chocolate, had nuts, or both, so I had to get them out of the house! They seemed to really appreciate them. They already treated me very well, so I don't think it made any difference as far as that goes.
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« Reply #54 on: January 31, 2008, 06:01:27 AM »

Seems appropriate to update this.. the hand lotions have gone down a treat!!! They weren't too wrapped with the almond.. but the mango.. I swear today I had *3* different nurses compliment me on how awesome it was.. but then it ran out and at first they couldn't find the coconut but then they found it.. they like that one too....

so for something different.. take in Body Shop hand lotion to your clinc.. I am almost certain they will love it!
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3/1993: Diagnosed with Kidney Failure (FSGS)
25/7/2006: Started hemo 3x/week 5 hour sessions :(
27/11/2010: Cadaveric kidney transplant from my wonderful donor!!! "Danny" currently settling in and working better every day!!! :)

BE POSITIVE * BE INFORMED * BE PROACTIVE * BE IN CONTROL * LIVE LIFE!
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« Reply #55 on: March 31, 2008, 11:23:01 AM »

in my unit the workers are constantly quitting or getting fired
the unit head boss is a bit of a -----
our nurses have all changed, our social worker has changed twice, the "sticker" workers come and go
I have been there for almost 3 years and only 2 stickers, and the boss and two other people, (I am not sure what they do,) have been there from my first day on dialysis. oh wait, the man who fixes the televisions is still there

I do bring in things I get at the dollar store---- I mean everything is a dollar
can't be a big spender anymore
you know, like cute little what-nots and suck
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« Reply #56 on: March 31, 2008, 05:31:34 PM »

I forgot to say that for New Year's Eve my silly father gave me a big bottle of Champagne (what WAS he thinking?? He knows I have to limit fluids!) so I turned that into a positive by offering to share it with the nurses in the unit. So after all the patients were done we sat around and had chicken and champagne. It was quite civilised and I felt like at that time NOT a patient with his nurses, but a group of friends celebrating the end of the year. It was quite special to me.

The head nurse came to me the other day and told me she's upset because everyone who comes into our unit is using the hand lotion now! She was upset ambulence guys, orderleys etc were using "their" lotion I brought in! She said "bring us hand cream so we can hide it away just for us!" which I had to laugh about. LOL.

For easter I took in easter eggs for staff and (non diabetic) patients :)

I love my unit can't you tell?

I told them I would visit them when I get my transplant maybe being in the odd coffees or something. So one of the nurses said "don't you dare come back in here!! We will meet you away from here... like at the pub!"

Gotta love 'em!
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3/1993: Diagnosed with Kidney Failure (FSGS)
25/7/2006: Started hemo 3x/week 5 hour sessions :(
27/11/2010: Cadaveric kidney transplant from my wonderful donor!!! "Danny" currently settling in and working better every day!!! :)

BE POSITIVE * BE INFORMED * BE PROACTIVE * BE IN CONTROL * LIVE LIFE!
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