Wednesday, 14 December 2016

''Tis the Season" : Holiday Gift Giving Ideas for Cancer Warriors


It is the time of year for gift giving. For individuals and families dealing with cancer, it can also be a difficult time, less festive especially for one just recently diagnosed. This is my fourth Christmas living with Lung Cancer, markedly different from the past three as I'm weaker and at a critical point in my battle. It is also special this year as I'm spending it with my family back here in Canada. 
Picking a present for a cancer patient can be daunting for some but just put a little more effort and thoughtfulness into it and you will have made their life more comfortable. Any gift of course will be appreciated, the thought counts, but it would be nice to put in an extra caring touch to your gift choices for them. I recently had a birthday and my dear friends drove all the way from Seattle to come see me, snow and all, and brought me this wondrous, warm, and super comfortable blanket, it feels like a big hug, I love it so much. I appreciate the thoughtfulness of it, thank you Larry and Carme, love you!
Think Comfort and you're on the right track. In my search for supplements, gadgets, apps, things to make myself cope with pain and living with my cancer, I'm listing my favourites. There are websites dedicated to gift giving for cancer, I'll  share them here too. Practical gifts that brighten their day, ease
pain, make their space conducive for healing.
1. Cancer books. This covers a wide range, there are cancer books for managing the disease, alternative treatment options, diet, mindfulness and meditation, etc. You definitely won't run out of choices. If they are too weak to read, come over and read for them, it will be a nice bonding moment.
2. We stay home most of the time. Think cosy slippers and pyjamas, soft warm blankets, a really nice pillow.
3. The iBeanie, I got this for myself. When you've got cancer, holding up your tablet whilst in bed can get tiring. The iBeanie does that for you, holds your tablet on a bean bag.The iBeani® iPad stand

& tablet stand is the best stand for iPhones, iPads, Kindles, or any other tablet computers.
4. Essential oils. To soothe and heal. Make sure you get organic, good quality essential oils. They are concentrated so if it is not organic and clean, you get all the toxins in concentrated form as well. Doterra is one good brand. I personally like the set from Epigenetic labs, you can apply it topically or ingest it, it's that pure, goes on my wish list. A diffuser to go with it will also be very useful.
5. Natural supplements or special dietary food, if they are on it. Take advantage of the deep discounts or holiday and gift bundles on offer at this time of year. Even a month's break from these mostly expensive life support will be surely appreciated.
6. Safe and organic bath products, magnesium flakes, a natural scrubber, again think what would make them comfortable.
7. Book them a massage if they can handle it. What about meditation classes or yoga for cancer. A retreat if they are able to, I  would love that.
8. If they are on chemotherapy or radiation and face hair loss, there are lots of bandanas and head pieces specifically for cancer, find those made with natural fabrics and soft.
9. A basket of healthy fruits and vegetables. You can make this yourself or order it.
10. If you're feeling generous I would recommend "gadgets" like a masticating or cold press juicer, a
vitamix blender, the bio-mat, a rebounder, or a lymphasizer.
11. Prayer cards, greeting cards, a sincere email, let them know they're thought of.

Thoughtfulness is appreciated when you carefully pick your present and spread good cheer to a family member or friend going through Cancer. Your token box of chocolate or generic holiday gifts just may be an insensitive thing to do. It would still be appreciated but wouldn't it be nice to know that you've made them more comfortable with a thoughtful gift.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it like I do. 
A Peaceful and ProsperousYear Ahead!

Here's an excellent website for Cancer Care shopping!
https://livebetterwith.comlive better with cancer

* I'm writing this from my hospital bed, I don't have access to my photos so this post lacks the glitter of the season 😊


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  15. WHAT A GREAT MIRACLE THAT I HAVE EVER SEE IN MY LIFE. My names are David
    Clara I’m a citizen of United Kingdom, My younger sister was sicking of
    breast cancer and her name is David Sandra I and my family have taking her
    to all kind of hospital in UK still yet no good result. I decided to go to
    the internet and search for cancer cure so that was how I find a lady
    called peter Lizzy she was testifies to the world about the goodness of a
    herbal man who has the root and half to cure all kind of disease and the
    herbal man email was there. So I decided to contact the herbal man for my
    younger sister help to cure her breast cancer. I contacted him and told him
    my problem he told me that I should not worry that my sister cancer will be
    cure, he told me that there is a medicine that he is going to give me that
    I will cook it and give it to my sister to drink for one week, so I ask how
    can I receive the cure that I am in UK, he told me

    That I will pay for the delivery service. The courier service can
    transport it to me so he told me the amount I will pay, so my dad paid for
    the delivery fee. two days later I receive the cure from the courier
    service so I used it as the herbal man instructed me to, before the week
    complete my sister cancer was healed and it was like a dream to me not
    knowing that it was physical I and my family were very happy about the
    miracle of Doctor so my dad wanted to pay him 5 million us dollars the
    herbal man did not accept the offer from my dad, but I don't know why he
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    and his miracle he perform so am now here to tell the world about him if
    you or your relative is having any kind of disease that you can't get from
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  16. Glory be the Name of the( LORD JESUS)
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    i have been sicking of Lungs cancer for the past three years,going for different kind of hospital to cure my Lungs cancer, I Always take treatment giving to me in the Hospital still yet no cure.Am a christian that always believe in God that one day He we surely hear my prayer.On a faithful day i was searching on the internet how to get cure from lungs cancer, i got a testimony from David Clara telling everyone about Dr sakura herbal medicine that cured her sister breast cancer and capable to cure any deadly diseases, i was scared because the doctor is from Nigeria, i contact Clara David about my problem that am facing for some years now she encourage me and tell me to contact Dr sakura that his a great herbalist that God has sent to her each and everyone of us.I have to give him a try, i contacted him and tell him my problem that am facing and he told me what to do which i did and also send him money for shipping the Herbs medicine to me true EMS delivery .i receive the herbs from the EMS office. i use it as Dr sakura instructed me too.
    After some days of drinking the herbs medicine i feel changes in me the pain was no more,i went to hospital to see the result that the Doctor we give me, the Doctor was surprise the Lungs cancer was no more am really happy now that the (LORD JESUS) has finally hear my prayer .
    i went back to Dr sakura and info him about the miracle he has done in my Life i could never forget .
    My beloved brothers and sister if anyone of you or your relative is having problem that could not solve from the hospital please contact Dr sakura and save a soul
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