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Support for chemo

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dementedma · 15/10/2020 19:51

My dear friend has been waging long war with cancer. Tests this week showed that it’s back and with a vengeance. It’s in her bones now. So back to chemo for her. she is in France and I can’t go and visit and be with her right now - God that hurts!
so I plan to love bomb her with little parcels and cards and things to keep her spirits up.
Any thoughts as to what kind of things would be welcome - bearing in mind they have to be posted.
So far - a jewellery gift which means something special
PG Tips Tea bags - she loves them and can’t get them where she is
Lip balm
Lavender/neroli essential oil?
Something crafty - she likes to sew and make things.
Elizabeth Shaw crispy mints - her favourite

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takeyourmarks · 15/10/2020 20:20

As someone going through similar - warm socks as she is very likely to feel the cold

romola · 15/10/2020 20:27

Chai teabags. Delicious tea with added ginger to help the nausea.

dementedma · 15/10/2020 21:13

Good ideas. Thank you

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dementedma · 15/10/2020 21:14

Thank you. Great ideas

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Trumpton · 15/10/2020 21:17

Oh Holland and BarretT sell ginger chews .
I loved them when I was having chemo .

Support for chemo
barberousbarbara · 15/10/2020 21:30

Hand cream and nail oil. I got through lots while I was having chemo. I also liked having a reusable water bottle to take with me to chemo.

Treatedlikeamaid · 15/10/2020 21:48

I second the socks! And it may be too big, but an electric blanket. I was always frozen. A really nice shower gel and body lotion. A really nice scented candle. Treats basically.

dementedma · 15/10/2020 21:53

Thank you

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Eyre89 · 16/10/2020 13:06

Not another bunch of flowers have a chemo gift section. May give you some nice ideas if you didn't want to buy from them. I heatd good things about them.

romola · 17/10/2020 10:41

A big fluffy scarf to use as combination pillow and warm snuggly blanket.

Treatedlikeamaid · 18/10/2020 05:03

A tablet! And earphones! The noise in hospital can be awful and distressing. Watching something nice and blocking out all rather wierd noises was brilliant!

dementedma · 18/10/2020 08:40

Great suggestions all. Many thanks

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StandardPoodle · 19/10/2020 19:19

I second warm soft clothing, plus something for nausea e.g. ginger biscuits and ginger tea?

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