Every so often I want the newbies to know about the extras out there that I have been fortunate to utilize. Please feel free to add any you know about.
You can look up american cancer society and ACS has a "looking good feeling well" program. A makeup expert presents tips and directions for making yourself look better while in treatment. You get about $100 in makeup, really good stuff. I have a gold compact (designer) that has an angel, and rhinestones on it and it's simply a beautiful reminder to me that people care. There were lessons for turbans, hats and makeup and the women were happy to get together about something positive too. I was never a "joiner" but this 2-hour thing was great. Call ACS and see when the next "Looking good feeling well" workshop is. Mabye there's one scheduled near you or enough patients are around to justify one. Ask your oncologist if there isn't one happening near you soon. They can ask ACS to come.
Castingforrecovery.com is a great gift for breast cancer survivors and patients. All expenses paid and you learn to fly-fish from world-renouned experts. Fly-fishing may help your arm become more useful, and being out in the nature that is a river or stream is beautiful. We had a guesthouse on the grounds of a mansion belonging to a local millioniare-businessman. We had cooks, maids, a fireplace room to talk, and little meetings for support and ideas if you wanted to go. The grounds and nature was absolutely beautiful. The Sunday, they had a pig roast and the benefactors came. I had drinks with a greek tycoon! A little old for me, but he was really a neat flirt. No pressure, and some of the women are great friends.
chemoangels.com is another sweet thing. You get a chemoangel who sends you little pick-me-ups during chemo. Sandy's mother was lost to cancer and she manages the angels in commemoration of her mom.
Those are the things I know about, All free and for you. There's lots of support out there
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius