Tuesday, May 24, 2016

"Where There's Tea, There's Hope"

When I found myself recovering in a Rehab Facility a few months ago, awaiting my broken ankle to heal, the doctors and nurses were very diligent in making sure I had access to hot tea.
The dietary menu offered coffee galore, but hot tea was not an option.

Word got around that there's an English lady on the skilled nursing ward, and within a few days, the nurses, dietary staff,  therapy staff, and recreational staff all came bearing shopping bags, filled with boxes of tea, any and all varieties.
It was like Christmas.

They were convinced an Englishman without tea, is not a happy patient.
Their kindness will always be remembered.


Patsy said...

Love to hear how kind people can be.
Glad you are home and better, missed your blog.

L. D. said...

I am impressed with all the love they shared with you. We are purely coffee drinkers but when any cold, congestion, bronchitis comes around we are on tea and do know we are still alive because of it. I bring my sick wife tea in the night as I know she doesn't feel strong enough to wake up and get it herself. I really think that is a stunning blue willow tea pot.

Deb said...

Well, I'm glad they were on the ball. Imagine a day without tea.

Henny Penny said...

That was so nice and sweet of the nurses, but I'll bet it had a lot to do with how nice and sweet you are. I'm sure you were their favorite patient. I've been wondering if your ankle is well. Sure hope so.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Henny, the ankle is healing, I am in outpatient pt twice a week, and I am learning to walk with the aid of a cane. Still struggling with the swelling, but time is on my side. Thank you for asking.

Kathy said...

How thoughtful but at the same time amusing. I am a tea drinker. I can't abide the taste of coffee. I would be lost without my tea.

Deanna said...

Tea for thee,

ann said...

Those folks were kind and caring in more ways than one and I am sure that it made all the difference in your healing. Yes, Carry On. And you have.

Elizabeth said...

How wonderful that they made sure you had tea! Love the teapot!

Doc said...

So glad things are looking good for you, lots of rest and plenty of tea.

donna baker said...

Glad you are up and around Jo. I drink a hibiscus/rose hip and raspberry tea by Bigelow. You should drink hibiscus daily I read. It is subtly flavored and though I drink it iced, it is also good hot. You should try it. Very pretty teapot. Always love blue and white pottery.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

They had love in their hearts,, and thought of you!

Janet @ My Miniature Donkeys said...

Having had a hip replacement, I know rehab is not fun. BUT, those little amenities certainly can buoy one's spirit.
I am sipping my green tea as I write this. :)