Being diagnosed with prostate cancer can deal a real blow to any man. Just receiving the diagnosis of prostate cancer can bring up in him uncertain feelings about what might lie ahead. Then, there are the medical bills and the possibility of surgery – all of which can be overwhelming.
If a man whom you know and care about is in recovery after prostate cancer surgery, you surely are feeling sympathetic toward his plight. You know that he is fighting his cancer bravely, and he may have to make some lifestyle changes after surgery.
A man in this situation can always use some cheering up. If you are looking for ideas for a get-well gift for prostate cancer surgery patients, here are 3 gift basket ideas you can use right away:
1. Audio Book Gift Basket:
When we think of someone who is in recovery after surgery, it is easy to imagine them happily reading a book to pass the time. After all, what could be better than taking part in a fantasy or adventure, or learning something new through the wonder of a good book?
The reality, however, is that not all people have the patience to sit and read for hours. Others – especially those recovering from prostate cancer surgery – may not feel like sitting still long enough to really get into a good book. For those folks, audio books are a great choice.
Try putting together an audio book gift basket with 2-3 or more audio books. Maybe throw in a magazine, a couple of candy bars, and a few packs of gum as well. Make it fun. He will appreciate it and it will help him to pass the time.
2. Sports Gift Basket:
Another great gift basket idea for the man in recovery after prostate surgery is one with a men’s sports theme. Most guys love sports. The next-best thing to being out there playing sports or being a live spectator at professional, college or high school games is of course to be a fan from home. In your sports gift basket, put together a mish-mash of sports magazines, a “greatest plays” video or two, and some other paraphernalia. This is sure to bring a smile to his face as he recovers back to health.
3. Magazine Assortment Gift Basket:
Sometimes, guys in recovery after surgery do not want to read a book (see above), but thumbing through great magazines filled with lots of pictures is another story. Visit the magazine rack at your favorite grocery or bookstore and pick out a 1-2 magazine each from categories like Men’s Interest, Automobiles, Computers, and Sports. He will find your gift very thoughtful.
Going through prostate cancer surgery is never fun, but the recovery time can be made to feel like it is passing by faster with a good get-well-soon gift. Try getting him a gift basket that you buy or make yourself. Let your creativity go wild and get him something he will really appreciate. He will know it is from the heart.