(Closed) Cancer x2? Seriously?… needing some ideas

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1129 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@tropicalfish914:  i don’t think it is too girly. He will love it

Post # 4
851 posts
Busy bee

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 # 6
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@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
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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
1344 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

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
2433 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2000

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
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Just sending you and your parents prayers. Still a very thoughtful gesture of you.

Post # 12
7689 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Sending prayers for all of you.  My parents had cancer/alzheimers at the same time.  

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