care package

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care package

by sisterinlawT on Mon Oct 29, 2012 01:13 AM

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My sister in law was just diagnosed with colorectal cancer.  She lives 6 hours away, but I wanted to send her a care package while she is undergoing tests, treatments and surgery.  If you have had to deal with colorectal cancer or have a family member who has, what type of things would be helpful, or appreciated or make her feel better during this time?  Thanks for any help.

 

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by richeyt on Sat Nov 10, 2012 03:03 AM

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Hello,

Magazines/word search/crosswords/Farmers' Almanac, candy/gun/mints.  Also EAR PLUGS(for when others around her are crying/noisy/etc.  Fuzzy sock for when she is wearing no sock type shoes and gets into a cold doctor's office room and needs to take her shoes(and other things off) I was in a waiting room the other day and had to strip to my undergarments and wished I had worn socks or had some in my bag:) I will try to think of more:)

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by Samuelly on Sat Nov 10, 2012 04:27 AM

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On Oct 29, 2012 1:13 AM sisterinlawT wrote:

My sister in law was just diagnosed with colorectal cancer.  She lives 6 hours away, but I wanted to send her a care package while she is undergoing tests, treatments and surgery.  If you have had to deal with colorectal cancer or have a family member who has, what type of things would be helpful, or appreciated or make her feel better during this time?  Thanks for any help.

 

How about mailing a note, joke, card or something like this a few times a week just to let her know how much you are thinking of her.  I think she would look forward to stuff like that.  Also, I did alot of reading - my sisters co-worker sent me a few bags of books.  I really appreciated that.

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by sisterinlawT on Sat Nov 10, 2012 05:15 AM

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Thank you for responding.  I sent her a care package this past Monday and put lots of comfort type things in it, like pj's, slippers, homemade cookie bars, hard candy, magazine, cd and journal.   I figured it was more personal than sending flowers, and since I couldn't make the trip up there any time soon, I wanted to send something kinda special.  I figure I might also send her a card once a week to let her know I'm thinking of her too.  I'll have to see what kind of books she likes, that's a good idea too.  Thanks for your help.

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by sisterinlawT on Sat Nov 10, 2012 05:30 AM

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also thanks for the idea of ear plugs and warm footies.  Maybe I'll drop those items in with the cards I mail over the next couple weeks. 

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by LisaRicc on Sat Nov 10, 2012 01:59 PM

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A relative that lives far from me recently sent me a check and asked that I use it to treat local people that have helped me through this process. So far I have taken three friends to lunch, another to a movie, and flowers to another. I thought it was a great idea. Lisa

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by sisterinlawT on Sat Nov 10, 2012 06:07 PM

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Great idea, thank you!

 

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