Whether it’s her first session or her last, chemo never gets easier.
It’s difficult to know how to offer support when she’s undergoing such a painful journey, and it’s easy to feel helpless. But you can still be there for her.
How? By giving her a gift that’s heartfelt, and more importantly, practical.
Chemo care mugs are DIY “gift baskets” filled with comforting goodies that she’ll be so glad to have when the chemo side effects — cracked skin, dry mouth and upset stomach — set in. Fill them with whatever suits her best.
Not sure where to start? We suggest the following items:
Lip balm Cracked skin and lips are some of the most common side effects of chemo. She’ll be glad to have something to soothe it.
Single-use mini toothbrushes Chemotherapy often leaves an unpleasant taste in the mouth. She’ll appreciate the ability to brush her teeth before leaving the hospital, and she can toss extra mini toothbrushes in her purse to use at her convenience.
Breath mints (pink ones if possible!) Her appetite may change in the days following treatment and having a sweet morsel with her will keep her mood up and her mouth happy.
Hand lotion Her immune system won’t be at its best, so frequent hand washing is of vital importance. But all that washing can leave her fragile skin cracked and dry. A fragrance-free moisturizing cream will get lots of use.
Tea Drinking tea is a great way to ease tension and anxiety. Choose teas with clean, organic ingredients. Peppermint and ginger are great for helping soothe chemo-related nausea.
Mug Last but not least, an inspirational mug is the perfect way to express your support and bring the care package together. At TheBreastCancerSite.com, we’ve got dozens of mugs featuring touching messages of hope, love and solidarity.
She’ll have plenty of flowers and pink ribbons. Give her a gift that says you understand what she’s going through.Whizzco