Post # 1
I posted a little while ago when my mom was diagnosed with colon cancer. My dad has been having some serious health problems and currently in critical care. They couldn’t figure out what it was…..now he has been diagnosed with a very rare form of lymphoma.
How does this happen? Both my parents. At. The. Same. Effing. Time.
Anyways…moving on from that point. I saw the new (maybe new?…new to me) essence collection from Pandora. There is a charm that is supposed to represent health. I think I’m going to get my mom a Pandora bracelet along with this charm. I want to get one for my dad too so he has a little daily reminder that he WILL beat this. This is a link to the charm… http://www.pandora.net/en-ca/explore/collections/essence/collection/charms/health
So it’s not super girly but how could he wear it? He can’t wear anything on his wrists right now because he currently has three IV’s. Would it be weird if it was on a necklace?
Post # 3
@tropicalfish914: i don’t think it is too girly. He will love it
Post # 4
I don’t think it would be weird at all. Just put it on a simple silver chain.
I’m really sorry you’re having a double dose of cancer in your life. My mom had breast cancer (but she beat it) and I know just having one parent can just shake up your life.
Post # 5
@beeintraining: Thanks…it definitely sucks. 2013 has been full of ups and downs. Right now, I have to put my trust in our medical system and hope that they can provide the best possible treatment for him.
Post # 6
@tropicalfish914: If he isn’t comfortable wearing it as a bracelet then maybe you could get a long chain and have him wear it as a necklace? My FI’s dad wears a medallion of a saint (can’t remember which one) around his neck. Usually it’s hidden beneath his shirt. It would be a way to have a token of strength and love with him at all times.
And I’m really sorry about your parents. Having one sick parent is bad enough. I hope they’re feeling better soon!
Post # 7
I am so incredibly sorry to hear. I will keep them in my prayers and thoughts, and inshAllah, they will make a complete recovery.
If necklaces aren’t his thing, he could definitely wear it on his wrist on a simple silver chain. I think this charm is a great idea for both of your parents.
Post # 8
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I think when it comes to best wishes for cancer patients, they’ll wear what people give to them out of love. We have a lot of male patients who wear necklaces or bracelets from their loved ones.
Also, one of my coworkers has a new bracelet from that collection. She bought it because she’s going through a rough divorce, and she has the joy bead so that she can ‘focus on [her] joy’ when things get bad.
Post # 9
I’m so sorry that both of your parents are facing cancer at the exact same time. Definitely unfair.
I really like the charm though. I think they would appreciate the sentiment/meaning behind it.
If your dad can’t have anything on his wrists, I think the necklace option is good too!
Post # 10
Both of my parents died of different, non-behaviour or genetic-related cancers when I was a child. And yeah, you do get the sense of lightning striking twice.
I woud offer that what they appreciated were not items but actions. Having food that was cooked, a house that was calm and clean, people who simply were prepared to listen as opposed to chat nervously, a positive environment. These things did more to help their well-being than anything material I could have given them.
This is not said to sway you from your very thoughtful gesture, rather just a perspective from someone who’s been in the same situation, albeit a very long time ago.
Post # 11
Just sending you and your parents prayers. Still a very thoughtful gesture of you.
Post # 12
Sending prayers for all of you. My parents had cancer/alzheimers at the same time.