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Old 04-28-2019, 03:59 PM
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We have a family friend who's very young (21) granddaughter has stage 4 hodgkins lymphoma. She is just starting her chemo and has a very long haul ahead of her. We would like to make her a really nice basket of things to do and just something special.

Here are the ideas I have so far:

- Adult coloring book
- Thin markers, colored pens
- Seek and Finds
- Crossword Puzzles
- List of good podcasts with a little description of each
- Gossip/Fashion magazines
- Soft socks
- Prayer cards
- Journal

Any other ideas?

What about gentle non-scented hand cream and lip balm?
A water bottle?
Herbal tea? or starbucks giftcards?

Something I thought about would be a subscription service.. but I am unsure of which ones she has.. But I think a subscription to hulu, netflix, or youtube red would be great.

I am worried about food. But I know everyone needs to eat. I just don't know what to do about food. She got really sick after her first chemo treatment and ended up in the ER.


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Old 04-28-2019, 04:23 PM
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I like the water bottle idea.
Instead of food, think food gift cards. You could put a local place with a gift card for it. Or a gift card for a grocery store could work too.
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Old 04-28-2019, 04:23 PM
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I've had chemo. Your taste buds can change quite a bit (temporarily). Lemon drops are great for when that happens. The small containers of fruit are just the right size and easier to eat when you feel queasy because they have no scent. Baby shampoo for your sensitive scalp and a silk pillowcase are very helpful and appreciated if she is going to lose her hair.

How kind of you to do this for her!

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Old 04-28-2019, 04:28 PM
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Yes to what Nancy said! I know these things from when mom had chemo
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Old 04-28-2019, 04:44 PM
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a cute scarf or hat for when her hair begins falling out- You are very kind to do this!


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Old 04-28-2019, 04:51 PM
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Warm throw for around her shoulders or on her lap. Be sure it is nice and soft.

iTunes or google play gift card

unscented chapstick

Amazon gift card to use for Kindle books or audiobooks

battery pack for cell phone

Biotene mouthwash
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Old 04-28-2019, 05:03 PM
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I found that a soft blanket and warm socks added comfort during chemo. Peppermint or ginger essential oil helps when nausea sets in - a whiff or two does help. Small cans of ginger ale soda and rice pudding were my staples when I was undergoing chemo. I think a subscription to Netflix would be great along with a extra earbuds.

Hand cream and lip balm are both great items to add also.

Wishing her the best, it is tough but doable - especially with someone like you supporting her!
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Old 04-28-2019, 05:31 PM
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Oh good golly! I was very puzzled by this:
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But I think a subscription to hulu, netflix, or youtube red would be great.
I confused YouTube Red with RedTube!

You're very kind to help them through this. My sister died from Hodgkins complications. I hate Hodgkins.
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