When cancer is trying to dominate a loved one’s life, helping them maintain a sense of normalcy is important. Giving them a stress-free environment is next to impossible, but lowering stress, providing creature comforts, and helping them with daily chores and upkeep go a long way in helping them get through this trying time.
Almost nothing says I care like a home-cooked meal. When cooking for yourself and your family, package an individual portion for your cancer patient. It’s no extra strain on you, and it takes so much pressure off of your loved one. Often people undergoing cancer treatments can not stand certain tastes and smells on certain days. By providing them with single portions of already cooked and prepared food, they can choose what seems good to them on that particular day, with no cooking smells to deal with or have lingered in the house.
Wanting to say “I’m thinking of you” is something most of us want to do when someone we love is struggling and suffering. Often a small, thoughtful gift can do just that. People with cancer are often chilled, and they need soft fabrics and clothes that fit loosely. A loose, soft sweatshirt would fit the bill.
If you are looking to buy a gift to show you care, why not think about a skincare collection? Those struggling with chemo and radiation have many skin afflictions that can befall them. Dry red patches, itching, flaking, splitting, and peeling are all real possibilities. So are hives, rashes, and blisters. Giving a collection of washes, serums, creams, and lotions can really make a difference in how much your loved one may suffer. Finding a good line of products developed especially for cancer patients will help them even more. This means their sensitive skin has been taken into consideration and these products will help soothe, moisturize, and nourish simultaneously. The importance of good chemo skincare and a good chemo cream can not be stressed enough.
Showing you care can sometimes be as easy as helping out around the house. Cancer, and it’s treatments, wear you down and make you tired and sick most of the time. It is hard to get up the gumption to clean and do household upkeep. Doing the dishes, taking out the trash, and general cleaning would help lighten the load for your loved one and be greatly appreciated.
These things that seem simple to us are not so simple for our loved ones struggling with cancer. Helping out in small ways may not look like big contributions, but by providing comfort and relief, add up immensely.