Chemo - Care Package

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Kittikatt
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Date Joined Jul 2004
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   Posted 3/5/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
My aunt is starting chemo for her breast cancer today.  She's expected to do well today but not so well as the week goes on.
 
I'd like to send her a care package in the mail...just with some goodies to help brighten her day.
 
Can anyone help me with some ideas?  I've never gone through chemo so I don't want to send her something that might be taboo...like something to eat if that might make her even sick to look at.  For example, I have Crohn's Disease so when I don't feel good I don't want anyone bringing me a cheeseburger!
 
Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.
Diagnosed in October, 2003 at age 31.
36/F/SC
Currently taking Colazal, Nexium, One-A-Day multivitamin
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, extreme fatigue


grammy
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Date Joined Mar 2004
Total Posts : 340
   Posted 3/5/2008 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello,

I rarely post but thought I might responed to you. How sweet to want to help your aunt. I also have crohns and am a breast cancer survior.

The most helpful things that I received were hard candy, chap stick, soft comfy house socks, and something warm to curl up in. Most important would be yourself. To talk or not. Just knowing you are there for her will help.

Bless you and your aunt.

donna


possitive
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Total Posts : 239
   Posted 3/5/2008 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
A JOURNAL REALLY HELPED ME WHEN I WAS GOING THROUGH CHEMO. Tammy
 GOD WILL NOT GIVE US MORE THAN WE CAN HANDLE!!!!!


Kittikatt
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Date Joined Jul 2004
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 3/6/2008 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Those are some excellent ideas. Thank you so much!
Diagnosed in October, 2003 at age 31.
36/F/SC
Currently taking Colazal, Nexium, One-A-Day multivitamin
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, extreme fatigue


coopfesta
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Date Joined Sep 2003
Total Posts : 1373
   Posted 3/6/2008 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Very nice!  There used to be chemoangels.com.  see if they're still around.  Little cards in the mail and little stuff came in packages throughout my chemo.  She was very sweet to me, my chemoangel.
 
Also, no pizza, at least I heard that from chemonurses. 
 
Visit too.  sit with her when she's getting the chemo and bring a dvd player or something to amuse you both.  maybe needlework?
 
 
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
Don't knock on Death's Door.  Ring the bell and run.  He hates that.

Ellen

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