• Ideas for a "celebration of last radiation treatment" gift?

    Asked by karenglowacki on Tuesday, September 6, 2011

    Ideas for a "celebration of last radiation treatment" gift?

    My FIL has 7 more radiation/chemo treatments to go. It's really taken it's toll on him - a lot of weight loss, a lot of vomiting, the insertion of a feeding tube and a painfully raw throat. Any ideas of something nice we can do to celebrate his last treatment? Normally I'd send him a bottle of wine or a gourmet cheese delivery, but since he can't taste and his throat is so sore, not sure if that's a good idea. We live far away, so this has to be a long distance gift. Trying to think beyond balloons and flowers.


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    • lovekitties' Avatar

      Hope it's not too late to answer this one...must have missed it before. How about a year's subscription to some magazines which he might enjoy...a snazzy new shirt (given the weight loss)...and include an IOU for the wine and cheese when he is feeling up to enjoying them. Perhaps a box of 'silly' gifts, things that might give him a laugh. You could have a 'trophy' made up with this name and the 'magic date'. Some times a fun gift can mean more than an expensive one...depending on the receiver. Congrats to FIL on completion!

      about 5 years ago
    • karenglowacki's Avatar

      It's never too late for a helpful response! You gave me some terrific ideas! I ended up sending a zillion (ok, not THAT much) balloons. But the shirt is an awesome suggestion, and i'll get on it! And the trophy is awesome, too! I'll do that, not if - but WHEN - he gets the all clear in a few weeks. Positive thoughts! Thanks you =)

      about 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Having gone through this 3 times I have had a few different things. The last time, as I cam back to my office I was attacked with silly string and balloons and such, then what I like to eat, or can eat.

      Years ago, the company I worked for had a comedian type woman come barging into a meeting room where I was conducting a class. She was dressed up as a pregnant woman and was claiming I was the father and wanting to know where I had been and why I ran off. It was funny. That night we went out to a nice steak house.

      As for anyone, I think find the things they like the most. Thats what I tend to think about. Give them the most liked foods, or what makes them feel good.

      about 5 years ago
    • mspinkladybug's Avatar

      a spa day boy do we need it!

      about 5 years ago

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