I have a friend doing the nipple portion of reconstruction soon. I want to send her a fun, creative, thoughtful gift to celebrate. Any ideas?
Wow, now there's something Hallmark doesn't make any cards for....a new market for them, perhaps:
...I'm sorry, I know this isn't the kind of advice you're asking for, and I don't have any real suggestions....but I just couldn't resist! The things we have to go through on this journey are sometimes just so absurd, and you're a good friend for sticking by your friend through everything, because nipple reconstruction isn't exactly the kind of topic you can talk about with just anyone!
You can start a new line of cards for bc survivors! That would be hilarious.
Traci, I love your ideas of cards! You really should look into a card line!
I am not sure if available in your area but Ediable Fruit Arrangments are my #1 choice to perking people up or congrats on misc things, medical or not..
The Edible Arrangement is brilliant... especially because dipped fruit can look a little nipply if you think about it. Someone also told me that I should find my friend something tasseled.
On the greeting card front, I see this as a whole new market. My mastectomy was nipple-sparing, and there could be a whole other set of cards about dealing with anxieties about that. Not to mention celebratory cards for drain removal...
Omigod, M -- you've either just ruined my next birthday, or made it 10 times more hilarious!
I have an elderly friend who likes to send me those chocolate-dipped Edible Arrangements for holidays....I'm never going to be able to look at them the same way again!
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go email my resume to Hallmark, to create their new line of greeting cards: "Hope Your Mastectomy Recovery Isn't Too Draining," "Spare The Nipple and Spoil The Patient"...I got more, I'm sure!
Traci! You are a bad girl! lol
... before my exchange surgery next month. I'm sure you'll will come up with something good as I permanently move up a size. :-)