Welcome to Get Well Soon Gift – we hope you like what you see on this website. It’s built with those facing life threatening or chronic illnesses in mind. All the items are intended to give a lift to those who have been under the weather physically and emotionally. Whether it’s something from the beauty section or something to provide some relief from pain or discomfort – your gift will be appreciated by your loved one.
I could tell what was in the envelope the moment it came through the letterbox. I picked it up, sat down and opened the envelope with a little trepidation. I’d been in the same situation every year for the last five years and the news hadn’t always been good. This time, though, the letter started with the words: “We are pleased to inform you…” I heaved a sigh of relief before reading the remainder of the letter.
Five years prior I discovered a lump in my breast and although the GP tried to reassure me that it didn’t appear to be anything serious, it turned out that I was diagnosed with grade 2/3 breast cancer and so began a series of treatments beginning with a lumpectomy, followed by chemotherapy, radiotherapy and finally a five-year course of Tamoxifen (which I was told could potentially become a ten-year course on the medication).
The most difficult part of the treatment was the chemotherapy. I had opted for the ice cap during the chemo sessions as I wanted to hang onto every shred of hair that I could. It wasn’t as effective as I expected it to be but I did retain a very thin covering of hair on my head. I can still remember the feeling of the head freeze along with the feeling of nausea during the chemo sessions and then feeling pretty rough for a few days afterwards.
The whole experience is not something I would ever wish to repeat but I do look back and remember with gratitude the kindnesses that were shown to me – meals that were cooked, gifts that I received, words of encouragement and the many cards which I’ve kept to this day.
WHAT ‘GET WELL SOON GIFT’ IS ABOUT
One of the gifts I received during the time of treatment was a pamper bag of makeup. Makeup was not something that I had ever owned before, as I always felt my natural beauty was sufficient and that people would have to accept me as I am. Losing my hair including eyebrows and eyelashes soon changed my mind about that. I found that I didn’t feel ready to face the world without makeup and in particular my eyebrow pencil. It really helped to overcome that washed out look people have when they’re not feeling their best.
The items promoted on this site go some way towards giving those being treated for cancer a little confidence and maintaining a sense of normality. It’s surprising what a little makeup and some earrings can do for your self-esteem when you’re feeling less than ok. If you’re looking for something to gift a friend or loved one you will find a few ideas on our site.
YOUR BEST INTERESTS AT HEART
We aim to provide special gifts for those facing serious or chronic illnesses that you won’t ordinarily find on the high street. We pride ourselves on having your best interests at heart and aim to make your shopping experience as smooth, stress-free and affordable as possible.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below and we will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,