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Apr 19, 2016 12:34 AM

Hello! Its been a while since I've posted but I know this question is perfect for all of you lovely people.

I have a friend who will be going through serious back surgery in a couple months and I want to send them a care package. I know many of you have back trouble so I'm hoping you will have some great suggestions and tips for me.

My friend is a 24 year old male, and to be blunt, his back is total shit. He's in so much pain right now it breaks my heart.
He's had multiple surgeries already and from what i understand this is his last possible one. He won't have anyone helping him with recovery and I'm very far away but I still want to help any way I can even if its just to brighten his spirits. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

Apr 19, 2016 6:11 AM

Phone calls face time calls n postcards mean a lot and goes a long ways. If they feel like playing online interactive games for distractions.

Hope all goes well. They will not do mine because the chance of the surgery severing my cord is greater that time n nature doing it for me on its own in about 2-5 years.

Good luck

Apr 19, 2016 9:20 AM

SweetSassy, what a nice friend you are... Send him a big teddy bear with a get well card, a heating pad, some puzzle books and when he's up for it, Skype or FaceTime and maybe play some words with friends. It'll be a nice distraction from the pain. {{Hugs}}💕🙏🏻🌻

Apr 19, 2016 3:01 PM

Thanks guys, thats helpful.

He's such a good guy and has been through so much in his life. I just wish i was closer to him.

I'm sorry to hear about you're back issues kamel, that's awful and must be frustrating for you.

Apr 19, 2016 4:01 PM

SweetSassy,

What a great friend to do this for him. No matter what you put in the basket, he'll be happy you thought of him.

If he's all on his own, maybe getting in touch with a place near him that makes and delivers meals? Always my first worry, are they getting enough to eat. If he's a coffee or tea drinker making sure he's stocked up would be much appreciated. Oh, and you know, a reacher would be a great item to include. If he's dropped something, or if he needs to reach something on a shelve, he'd be grateful not to have to bend or stretch his back. Just a few thoughts...

Apr 20, 2016 2:17 AM

A telescopic back scratcher was perfect for me when i was flat on my back for months. I could reach had any itch down to my toes. I definately recommend it 👍

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