Preparing a Holiday Dinner for someone with cancer
The holidays are arguably the most anticipated time of the year. It is the season that most people look forward to for joy and excitement, as families gather together and celebrate this winter holiday.
Hanging the Christmas lights, putting up tall Christmas trees, wrapping, and gift-giving, accompanied by the meal preparations for the Holiday Dinner may seem like daunting tasks for each of us. For cancer patients, these duties may be considerably more difficult. Especially as they may be hampered by their disease's symptoms or treatment's adverse effects. With these things in mind you can consider the following:
- Late-night activities like Christmas games and movie nights are something to forswear. Activities like these might compromise their immune system, making them susceptible to all sorts of illnesses and infections.
- When preparing food for the holiday dinner, salt is something we should shy away from. Using salt-free seasoning and salt-free ingredients are highly recommended. Mint, rosemary, and nutmeg are some of the herbs to consider as an alternative to salt. Serving a variety of delicious and healthy foods rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, and other healthy nutrients can be of great help.
- Chemotherapy and radiation treatments might make them feel bloated, queasy, and cause dry mouth or mouth sores. Feasting in the food we prepared for the holiday dinner might be something exciting for us but might not be their top priority.
So the question is, what can they look forward to during the holiday season? At the end of the day, what matters most is not the kind of food we prepare, but the moments we spend together. Families being together and children excitedly opening their gifts are sights that will always remain in our hearts. Gift-giving and families being united is something we can always look back on as well as look forward to during this season. David Cameron encapsulates this idea elegantly when he says, "Christmas gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us." And what could be more important than the people we spend this time with? And if you are spending it with strong warriors battling cancer, providing encouragement and hope through wrapping and giving gifts for them can be a good idea. Gifts such as quality time, support, and encouragement are intangible gifts that they can truly cherish. But if you're thinking of giving them things that can remind them of your love and support for them, cancer care packages and chemo care packages are gifts neatly thought of and valued for the people you value.
When thinking of gifts for cancer patients a couple of suggestions that one can consider are headgear, scarfs, lip balms, or moisturizer. Gifts for cancer patients like these are simple, useful and something they will appreciate. But most of us might find this task challenging considering the vast array of choices one can choose from. Considering this dilemma, a good option can be to pick a gift for cancer patients made with the cancer patients in mind. Chemo care packages and cancer care packages are the best option for you in this situation. Chemo care packages and cancer care packages are specifically designed for cancer patients.
Original Chemo Kits. This chemo care package has been thoughtfully put together for your cancer fighters, with inspiring notebooks to jot down their thoughts, Gem Gem's Ginger Candy to help with nausea, and lip balm to keep their lips from drying out. These are inside this chemo care package that you can give to your loved ones.
Boys Chemo Kits. When it comes to cancer, children are no exception. A simple gift can cheer them up and give them encouragement during this period. For your young boys, this chemo care package includes a soft stuffed toy, a huge fidget toy, a dinosaur notebook, and a make-your-own mask kit for your young boys that will make them feel preoccupied and enjoy a bit as they face the challenges they are facing.
Girls Chemo Kits. These kits are for your adorable princesses. This chemo care package is designed for young girls that are struggling with cancer. It is packed with a comfortable and chic hair wrap/headband, a plush unicorn stuffed toy that can be their companion along this journey, a large fidget toy for them to play with and fidget with, and a do-it-yourself mask kit beautifully designed with her happiness and excitement in mind.
This gift cannot take away the pain or sadness they may feel, but it does act as a reminder and an encouragement that they are not alone and that you are there for them on this journey. As Burton Hills says, "The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." May the meals we prepare for our holiday dinners and the gifts we exchange not distract us from the joy we feel as a family when we are together. For our cancer fighters, these are memories and experiences they can draw strength from.