Here are some simple things you can do to help your loved one:
- Make a notebook with sections that the patient can take back and forth to each doctor appointment.
- Make a carry bag that has room for tissues, hard candy, magazines, a notebook, pencil, water bottle and then fill it with these things for chemo visits.
- Ask questions in this manner: What day can I bring dinner over,and is there anything you don’t like? When can I come over to clean the refrigerator, is Monday a good day?
- Offer to drive to doctor appointments and make it a fun outting. You are helping a warrior fight for life! Being alive and living is important. Focus on ‘now’.
- Buy thank you notes and stamps, be willing to address them; gifts happen!
- Prepare healthy, small-portion dinners, freeze them and deliver.
- Be a loving witness. Simply hold your loved one’s hand and listen; mouth closed, eyes and ears opened.
- If you are good at paperwork, and close enough to help with insurance issues, this is a critical task.
- Offer to send out ‘updates’ by email to friends and family.
- Download Yoga for Cancer Survivors CD ; go to SOUNDCLOUD.com, under Yoga Being and download meditation by me, for survivors – free
- Stay Positive and be Hopeful.
- Pray and make a prayer chain, it works.
Remember, healing is a state of mind and heart, not necessarily of the body. Spontaneous ‘cures’ do happen, but we cannot wait for cure to live a full life!
Bodies are not permanent, healing is!
We are all here temporarily, and we are all going to die, no one knows when…..living with hope and healing, can happen!
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