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What are some post-surgery well wishes ideas?

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Ideas for post-surgery well wishes include cards with heartfelt messages, flowers and balloons printed with well wishes. Small gifts along with the personal message cheers up the recipient and can be beneficial. Ideas include entertainment items, comfort items and food.

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A personal message lets the recipient know the sender cares. The message doesn't need to be long, but it should have meaning or show the sender thought about it. Recovery can be long and lonely, so these messages need to give the recovering patient a morale boost.

Another way to help pass the recovery time is with a gift that provides entertainment. Ideas include books, magazines, movies, music, puzzles or games. The type of surgery is a consideration when choosing items. If the recipient has surgery on her hand, she may have difficulty manipulating puzzle pieces or writing in a word puzzle book.

Food provides convenience while the recipient recovers. She may have limited mobility, making it difficulty to cook. Surgery is also physically draining, so prepared meals or snacks keep the recipient fueled without standing in the kitchen for long periods of time. Home cooked meals, purchased snacks, restaurant gift cards or meal services are ways to send well wishes in the form of food.

Some patients recovering from surgery might benefit from the gift of services, such as errand services, transportation or cleaning services. The sender can pay for a professional service or offer to do the tasks for the recipient.

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