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What does money matter when you aren't well...

January 31st, 2007 at 05:36 pm

I'm taking French lessons at work along with a number of my coworkers. The lady who comes in to teach some of us we just found out has cancer Frown. It is a rare sort that means she'll have to go to another city for experimental treatments. This does not sound good at all.

I went out after work and bought her some Aveeno bath and body products. I figured with treatments and the fact that it is winter she'll be able to use some very gentle skin care products - and those are the ones that I know people who have very sensitive skin to use. Its so hard to know what to get someone in this circumstance. Hopefully she'll like that. I got a cute valentines teddy bear for her too as it was so soft and cuddly - and I remember when my mom was sick last winter she enjoyed holding a stuffed animal - so soft and cuddly.

Was more than I expected but didn't feel this was the time to be chintzy. I didn't even *gasp* use coupons or shop sales as I wanted to get her the stuff today as I know we'll see her tomorrow but not sure if we'll see her again. I got her a bit more than I would have on my own as I know folks at work are going to contribute too!

Not a huge thing but I hope a small gift and a card will lift her spirits a bit.

Another reminder about how fragile life is. Makes me glad I've done the work to get into the position where I can just go and buy something for someone in this circumstance rather than have to fret and wish I could

7 Responses to “What does money matter when you aren't well...”

  1. MsSuperSaver Says:

    Great post...really puts everything (life and money) into perspective.

  2. Amber Says:

    I m sorry to hear that and will keep my fingers crossed. Just keep in mind that teaching hospitals are one of the best in the country, you have Duke medical center, UM, Gainesville. These hospitals are just the big names but teaching hospitals get a ton of funding

  3. baselle Says:

    How thoughtful! And I think its a great use of money - sometimes saving money is not the point.

  4. JanH Says:

    What a nice thing to do. I'm sure she will appreciate it. Even remembering that she will probably need gentle stuff--my MIL had treatments and her skin on her hands and feet hurt--I never thought of that. You are such a kind person.

  5. fairy74 Says:

    That was very nice of you. I hope she is feeling better soon.

  6. fern Says:

    You are very thoughtful. Good for you. Sometimes, it's not all about saving a buck. thank you for the reminder.

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    Yes, you are very right to do this for her. It will lift her spirites immeasurably.

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