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Old 06-08-2020, 05:34 PM
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Friend at schoo! Is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She will need a double mastectomy this month. She is very private and does not want a food train, attention, etc. I have volunteered to drive her to radiation if she needs or wants help. Thinking that pajamas that button down the front might be a good idea. Not even sure if she would wear them i would enclose a gift receipt just in case. Any other ideas?


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Pajamas a good idea
Old 06-08-2020, 05:48 PM
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Sry shampoo to use for a while until she feels like washing her hair. Head scarves to cover hair.
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Old 06-08-2020, 05:49 PM
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I like your pajama idea, she can use an arm to get on the sleeves. Wishing her a healthy recovery.
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Old 06-08-2020, 06:06 PM
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Not sure where you live, but maybe gift cards to food delivery sites like Waitr, Uber Eats, Grub Hub, etc. That way she can order food to be delivered when she needs it. We did that for a friend's daughter after she had back surgery and she and her husband really appreciated the convenience.
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Old 06-08-2020, 06:23 PM
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After her mastectomy she will need to go for recheck visits to her surgeon. There will be many questions with info given about recovery and possible future treatments, etc. It was very helpful to me to have a friend go with me and take notes so I was not overwhelmed, plus driving was still problematic for a while as I had somewhat limited use of my arms at that point.

A soft and loose shirt (short or elbow sleeves) and/or pajama top that buttons or snaps easily down the front is very useful.


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Old 06-08-2020, 06:25 PM
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When I had my double mastectomy, I used a lot of pillows. I especially liked a couple that I still use when I do my range of motion exercises. They are about nine inches long and cylindrical.
I also appreciated the prayer shawl I got from some teachers in my school. It kept my shoulders warm without having to pull it up.

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Old 06-08-2020, 06:43 PM
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I like the idea about the button top pajamas. Ralph Lauren is a good brand that has that style. They are a good weight of cotton and not see-through. A lot of those come in a nice cotton material with pretty patterns. They also have button down the front sleep shirts if your friend would like them. I have used the sleepshirts as a housecoat or lounge top.
Since they are cotton ,when I buy them, I size up one size. I also line dry them.
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Old 06-09-2020, 02:34 AM
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I like the pajamas idea. I loved having comfortable ones after my breast cancer surgery. Handwritten cards meant a lot to me too.
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Old 06-09-2020, 06:41 AM
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Adult coloring books, word searches, or crossword puzzles for treatment days
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Old 06-09-2020, 04:38 PM
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I love the PJ idea as well as the gift cards for meal deliveries! I treasured my cards when I was going through treatment and still have them after almost 10 years!

Are you sure she is having radiation? In most cases its only required after lumpectomies, though she may be having chemo. If she is having chemo baby shampoo, scarves for her head, a silk pillowcase, lemon drops, single serving fruit cups and plastic ware are great for a care package!

If she is indeed having rads, a jar of Udder Cream is a GREAT gift!


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