Last fall, I mentioned my sister Vee had surgery and a few weeks recuperation. Having gone through that a couple of times myself, I’ve been surprised and pleased by the thoughtful little gifts people would bring when they visited. Hand sanitizer when you can’t jump up and head for the sink, a lidded water bottle that is easier to handle than a hospital glass and straw, eyeglass cleaner when the glasses are gunked up from being put on and off a dozen times. When you are stuck in a hospital room little things can mean a lot. Or perhaps someone is under the weather and not quite mobile enough to get the little things needed for comfort. A Get Well Bag takes care of those problems!
You can make your Get Well Bag as big or as small as you like. I purchased a vinyl tote bag (because I liked the matching note book and other accessories!) from Michael’s. Here is a printable list of some things to put in a Get Well Bag. Or just pick one or two to add to a card. However you do it, your thoughtfulness will be appreciated. The markers were included in the photo because I knew Vee would have little visitors – then they would not fit in the box for mailing – sorry!
Vee also received the ruana from this post and the hot cold rice bag from this post. Several people told me the ruanas were ideal for hospital or nursing home use. Not only because they keep the shoulders warm and the back covered, but they are loose so they don’t get in the way of medical procedures.
Don’t miss a thing! Sign up to receive new posts by email, follow on facebook or twitter, get fed by RSS or bloglovin’ If you see something you like please “share” the post!