What should I put in a care package?
August 28, 2012 12:54 PM Subscribe
A family member is having brain surgery next week. What can I put in a care package to make her recovery more pleasant?
posted by tealcake to health & fitness (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A family member in her mid-twenties is having microvascular decompression surgery for trigeminal neuralgia. She's expecting to stay in the hospital for two days following the procedure and then recover at home. She'll have lots of help from family that lives close by (I'm on the opposite coast).
I want to send a care package from my husband and me in lieu of boring flowers with fun things to keep her occupied during recovery. I was originally thinking gossip magazines/other light reading and some home-made treats, but I've been reading that headaches are common during the recovery from this surgery so I'm re-thinking the magazines. Am I overthinking? Any other ideas? We don't want to spend an arm and a leg, but we would have spent at least $75 on flowers so I have some money to play with.