“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ― Charles Dickens
There is no doubt that when you receive a cancer diagnosis you may feel an unexplainable sense of stress, dread, worry, and a myriad of other emotions. It can be challenging to carry on and accept help, but that’s not always easy to do if you’ve done everything for yourself up until the diagnosis. Chances are, your friends, family, and even coworkers want to ease your stress, they might be feeling helpless and allowing them to assist you with tasks, even simple things can give them a sense of purpose and ease your burden. Here are some tips to help you accept help.
Let others help with meals
If there is one thing that seems to bring people together it’s food. Whether someone offers to make you a meal, get a meal delivered from your favorite restaurant or drop off your favorite snacks, take them up on the offer. You will soon be busy with doctor appointments and resting, cooking meals is one less burden you will be happy to get off your shoulders.
If you’re not feeling your best, the last thing you want to worry about is cleaning your home and doing laundry. If someone offers to help you out with these tasks, let them.
Taking your pet for a walk
Medical appointments and other errands can become overwhelming and time-consuming. If someone offers to take your pet for a walk it can be a huge help and a relief to know your pet is getting exercise and attention.
A cup of coffee, a conversation, your favorite movie or treats, a gift card to your favorite spa or restaurant, even a gas card, these are all acts of kindness your friends or support system might want to do for you. Even though you might be reluctant to take them up on the offer you might find the gesture extremely helpful in the days and months ahead, especially when it’s hard to remain positive.
There are numerous ways to collect money for Breast Cancer, most commonly are organized walks in the community. If your friends and family offer to organize a walk in the name of research, let them. It will be rewarding to see your closest group gather to benefit a cause.
Pink Ribbons Mastectomy and Lymphedema Boutique will strive to assist each woman who comes through our doors to regain or maintain her self-esteem and good body image that was altered during and after her breast cancer treatment. For information about our Post-Op care, please visit our website or give us a call today at 901-417-6060.