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Creative Gift Ideas for Reconstruction?

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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?

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Wow, now there's something Hallmark doesn't make any cards for....a new market for them, perhaps:

  • "Get well soon -- can't wait till your nipples are up and about again!"
  • "Roses are red, violets are blue, puppy noses are perky, soon yours will be too!"

...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!


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You can start a new line of cards for bc survivors!  That would be hilarious.

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Kristin N
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Traci, I love your ideas of cards!  You really should look into a card line! 

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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..



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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...


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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


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Megan M
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Traci!  You are a bad girl!  lol 

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... before my exchange surgery next month.  I'm sure you'll will come up with something good as I permanently move up a size.  :-)

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