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Chemo - is there anything I can do to help???

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claricebean Thu 25-Sep-08 14:31:02

My beloved aunt has just been diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's lymphoma and starts chemo on Monday. I live a long way away and have a young family, so can't do anything practical to help. I want to send her something to show that we are thinking about her. Is there anything you know of that makes the misery of chemo slightly more bearable?

mistlethrush Thu 25-Sep-08 14:34:35

I don't know whether she would be a head-scarf type person (under the circumstances) - but if she would, a scarf that you and particularly young family could decorate (fabric paints) would be something very useful.

Other than that, good book (not too heavy) and a handmade (by dc's) card.

claricebean Thu 25-Sep-08 14:42:46

Thanks, MT. They're really good suggestions

dustystar Thu 25-Sep-08 14:46:22

My Mum found Queasy pops helpful when she was feeling sick.

claricebean Thu 25-Sep-08 14:53:34

Thanks, dusty. Am having a look at those now.

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