What do you get for the person who has everything? This is a common question, usually displayed in stores and commercials during the Christmas season. Some people ask the question in a different way: What do you get for the person who has mesothelioma?
This can be answered in a lot of different ways and it could depend on what they have going on in their lives as well. For someone who is currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments, it might be nice to give them a basket of foods that are easy on their stomach. Or maybe movies, books, or magazines to occupy them during their treatments, and while they are at home recuperating.
For someone who travels a lot for appointments, etc., maybe think of a nice travel bag or something to keep them busy during the trip. Comfortable clothing might also be something that they would enjoy. Religious gifts like prayer books or inspirational stories could also be a good idea. Homemade gifts are always wonderful and can become treasured keepsakes for years to come.
Whatever you decide, remember that your loved one is still the same person that they were before they were diagnosed. Even if you purchase some items that I suggested, remember the real person underneath the mesothelioma. Cater your gift to what they enjoy, not to the disease itself. If in doubt, you can always ask the mesothelioma warrior themselves what they would like, or talk to a close family member about it! They are sure to have some useful yet thoughtful ideas to share. Happy shopping!
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