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Gift for friend post surgery

Hello everyone!

One of my close friends is having laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis next month and I was looking for ideas of a little gift for her, in addition to just being there/helping around the house etc. after her surgery.

I would love to make her a food package or something similar but want to make sure I get it right as I know she is “free-from” a lot of inflammatory food types.

Does anyone have any favourite gifts or gestures friends and family got them post surgery/during treatment?

Please forgive me if I come across ignorant at any time. I’m here to learn more about my friend’s struggles as I understand it’s not an illness that it’s well understood in society.

TIA :)

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I don't know about any food you can gift, everybody has their own diets they stick to.

But I was thinking the other day, when you feel awful, there's nothing nicer then a new pair of fluffy, comfy socks. I know it's simple, but it's something I really love along with new slippers. It just feels lovely, even if you are feeling like crap!

Maybe get little bits like socks, maybe a new soft hot water bottle, some magazines or a book, when I was recovering from back surgery I got through a lot of books.

Maybe some hand/body creams?

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What a wonderful, kind person you are. Your friend is very lucky to have you. Your kindness and support is definitely the best gift. ❤️👍

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You are such a great friend, just being there will mean so much to her 💛

My mum made me a hamper with loads of goodies: adult colouring book with pencils, a book to read, Turkish delight, pistachios, elderflower cordial, lime and mint cordial, selection of herbal teas, dark chocolate, grapes, a night shirt, slipper socks. She also bought me a big bunch of roses, a peace lily and cute purple house plant in a white jug. Friends bought me flowers and sent cards which made such a difference. My partner placed all the cards and flowers around the bedroom and it really cheered me up 😊

Anything you buy her will make her feel loved and blessed to have such an understanding friend.

Xx

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dontbuyherflowers.com/new-m...

Depending on if it’s in your price range, check out don’t buy her flowers, they do gluten free packages and care packages or if you want to make it yourself, you can steal their ideas 😉 x

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Thanks for all the suggestions ladies!! Love them! I think a hamper of goodies like you’ve mentioned would be nice. Will steal some ideas from that link mcmbx 😁

She’s an absolute star so I know she’d appreciate anything but she’s such a kind and thoughtful person herself she needs some love too! X

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Hi 👋🏻

First of all what a super supportive friend you are! If all us endo sufferers had only one friend like you in our lives then it would make the world of difference !

Again I don’t know your price range but Iv seen on the web something called a ‘womb wrap’ it’s like a soft strap/apron thing you wear under your top that wraps around your waist and lower back. It has pouches for hot water bottles /wheatbags. It’s meant to feel like your being hugged and snugg. Lots of women saying they help ease some discomfort x

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Oh wow that sounds amazing, I’ll look into it. Thank you! ❤️

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Someone bought me a gift set with new slippers and a mini hot water bottle in a cute knitted cover that matched the slippers. I loved it and remembered I loved the gift every time I wore the slippers till they wore out!

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My best friend got me a loose mighty as I don't usually wear pajamas in bed and I found this a huge help!!

Also ginger biscuits! My nausea has been horrific and even though it's a bit of an old wives tales I found it really thoughtful.

Slipper socks or something cosy? Cute hotwater bottle?

Xx

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