These tips for how to create a Breast Cancer Chemo Care Package will help you to easily reach out to friends or family going through this tough time. Chemotherapy can be very traumatic, but mostly it is exhausting. These little items will help you to show your love for your friend or family member while giving them something useful to help make their days easier.
Breast Cancer Chemo Care Package
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A beautiful journal is a great addition to a breast cancer chemo care package. Not only can it be used for them to journal their feelings and thoughts along the way, it can be a place to keep notes about appointments, medication changes and cautions from the doctor. It’s a great item to add with a unique pen to help them have a place to write things down.
Great books to read:
Think about the type of books that your friend may like to read. I love giving something like a book of poetry, scripture or inspirational quotes if I don’t know for sure. Maya Angelou has beautiful works that will definitely help lift spirits and empower. If you know that your friend likes suspense, action, romance or other genres then look for new or different books they might enjoy. If they have a Kindle, you could send them an email with links to great free books, or drop an Amazon gift card into the basket for them to use to buy more.
Since they will be more susceptible to germs and illness, pocket hand sanitizer is always handy. Great for their purse, bag or even to hook on a belt loop.
A fuzzy throw or socks:
Chemotherapy wreaks havoc on your body, and often that leads to having the chills or hot flashes. In the case of a day where the chills are being a problem, a great Sherpa Throw is a great item to add to your gift. It can easily be packed into a tote to take anywhere and is easy to wash if needed.
Hats or bandannas:
Hair loss is a commonality with chemotherapy. Many women are happy to shave their hair and go bald all the time, but others feel self conscious about it and would prefer a wig or covering. For those days when a wig just isn’t easy or comfortable, a hat, bandanna or a cute hair covering is a great choice.
Trail mix or similar snack:
A simple snack that can be tucked into a purse or bag is a great option. While there is often nausea and lack of appetite, there are times when they will feel well and need some extra energy. Trail mix, nuts or granola bars are all great choices.
Creating an great breast cancer chemo care package is easy when you add these items to bag, basket or box and deliver with a few moments of time to listen and simply be a friend they need.
What would you add to a chemo care package? Tell us in the comments!