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Monday, October 14, 2013

Favorite Things: Breast Cancer Edition

Last time I shared with you some ways that you can minister to a breast cancer patient. Today I would like to share with you some of my Mom's favorite things.

Books
There were several books my mom read during her battle with breast cancer. These books were her favorite:
How to Help Your Wife (And Yourself) during Diagnosis, Treatment, & Beyond by Marc Silver. Mom, Dad, and I all read this book. One of the biggest things we liked about this book was how this book helped us understand what Mom was going through. The book gives you insight into the mind and heart of a breast cancer patient.
Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook by Judy C. Kneece. This book is written for the patient to help the patient understand all the different types of treatment available. It does not give advice for what treatment to choose, but helps a patient understand all of her options.

Clothing
Mom's favorite clothes to wear were those that were really comfortable. One of my aunts embroidered several outfits for mom to wear. Mom loved these outfits and often wore them to treatment.
Another important clothing item is comfy PJ's. I bought mom a pair of Carole Hochman PJ's at the Nordstrom Rack.

Here are some other gifts Mom suggests:

Quilt
I have another aunt who is a quilter. She makes fabulous quilts and quilted garments. She made mom a quilt. Throughout Mom's battle with cancer, you could often find her snuggled up in the recliner with her quilt from Aunt Etta.

Lotion
Living in New Mexico, Mom's skin has always been dry, but chemo made it even worse. Mom's favorite lotion was Jergen's Ultra Healing Lotion.

Hand Sanitizer
All cancer patients are susceptible to germs. Mom was given some of Gold Bond's Ultimate Healing Hand Sanitizer Moisturizer. Mom carried this with her in her purse. She said it was the best!

Well, that's some of mom's favorite things. Join me next time as I talk about how to show support to your loved one!
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