One of my daughter's closest friend's mother just found out she has colon cancer.
She will be having surgery on Tuesday to remove the left portion of her colon. I do not know how severe the cancer is, but I do know that this will be major surgery. We don't know if she'll have to have chemo afterwards.
Please keep her in your prayers. She's a wonderful lady with two teenagers. Her name is Bea.
Now, a few questions.
I am not super, super close to her, but because of our kids being nearly the same age (the girls are in the same grade and several classes, the boys swim on their school team together), I don't want to do anything to make her uncomfortable...ask too personal of questions, whatnot.
I did speak with her yesterday, and I have offered my chauffering services for her kids. We attend the same church and schools. Her mom will be staying with her for some time, so the cooking is taken care of (thank goodness, because my talents do not lie in this area).
I plan on sending flowers to her while she's in the hospital...something to brighten her room.
I would like to knit her something too. If she has to go through chemo, I will be making her some hats, if she's agreeable.
In the meantime, I'd like to know...what else can I do? Could I knit her something to have in the hospital for comfort...what does a person who has this kind of surgery need to make them more comfortable/less bored/etc?
Thanks all! I know that with so many members, we've all had different experiences in our lives. So, perhaps this is something you've gone through and can help me out with ideas.