When a friend or loved one is sick, maybe in hospital, you may want to reach out in some way. The best thing you can do is to visit them, but if that isn’t possible then sending a get well soon card and possibly gift is a great way to let them know you’re thinking of them and wishing them a speedy recovery. A lovely card with a touching get well message can help to lift their spirits and be a reminder that people are thinking of them. It may seem like a small gesture on your part but when someone is ill then even the smallest gesture can have a big impact. And keeping a positive attitude whilst ill is important, so don’t underestimate the influence your card or gift can have.
Unfortunately cancer affects many people. 1 in 3 of us will suffer from it at some point. So there’s a very good chance you will know someone, maybe a family member or friend, who has been touched by it. If that’s the case currently then you may have decided to send them a card, note or flowers during this extremely difficult time. We however understand that writing a message to someone in these circumstances is also very difficult. Knowing the right thing to say and what to avoid can be a minefield to navigate.
Having surgery, even for something that could be considered minor, is a frightening experience. It can remind you of your own mortality or fragility. It can bring about thoughts of what might happen or will you get through it. Then, if it’s major surgery, there’s the fear of what will happen afterwards and the recovery. It’s an understandably worrying time for anyone going through it. So if you know of anyone who is facing surgery, or has been through it, then you will probably want to wish them well, to get better and offer some reassurance.