6. Become her messenger. If you and your friend are especially close, you might volunteer to be the one who relays updates to the rest of your friends. Use email or a phone tree system to keep her closest friends updated about how shes doing, and youll make sure she doesnt have hundreds of voicemails waiting to be returned.
7. Throw a pajama party. Well, not quite but if your friend has had surgery, particularly a mastectomy, she may need pajamas, robes, and tops that are easier to slip on than her other clothes. Offer to become her personal shopper, determine what she needs, and find cute new nightgowns and tops that will brighten her day.
8. Pharmacy runs. Your friend may need everything from pain prescriptions to shampoo to cough syrup for her kids, and shell be relieved that she doesnt have to schedule a trip to the drug store.
9. Become her own personal Netflix. Your friend may just want to zone out, particularly following chemo sessions or surgery. Bring her favorite DVDs and pick them up once shes had time to watch them.
10. Surprise her with a gift certificate for a manicure, pedicure or massage. One of the hardest parts of breast cancer treatment is the nasty toll surgery and chemotherapy can take on body image. A manicure may be just what she needs to feel pampered and a little more feminine.
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