It’s a spiraling feeling, hearing your loved ones have cancer. You are sad, angry, confused, and ready to take action all at once. But aside from the tactical support of taking them to and from appointments, calling them up to spend time, and trying to help with logistics and care, you are often still at a loss for what to do to help. Here, it’s important to remember the parts of care that aren’t medical. There are a few major ways you can make a big difference for your loved one:
Help them with their body image
It’s one thing to hear you have a devastating disease, and yet another to see it physically change and destroy your body. Hair loss, scarring, and weight loss can all be debilitating to your loved one. It’s important to make them feel good about themselves. Remind them that they are beautiful and ensure that spending time to feel good is part of their treatment too:
Have a girl’s night in to do face masks or foot baths and relax.Give a makeover to try out a new lip color or smoky eyeBring them an accessory to wear that makes a regular outing feel special.
Enjoy spending time with your loved ones, and have a blast doing it. Showing you care takes all shapes and forms, and your loved ones will appreciate your time and effort.
Stay Beautiful Always,
Noelle & The SB Team 💕