“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my mother”- Abraham Lincoln.
Most of us would say our mother is one of the most important people in our life. Mums and mother figures care, provide guidance, and show us love and support. So having a mother or being a mother undergoing cancer treatment and diagnosis can be a difficult experience. Role reversal or accepting extra help can feel uncomfortable. This is a normal response, and you are not alone. We want to add a little sunshine to all the mums undergoing cancer treatment this Mother’s Day, so we’ve put together our top 10 products for mums.
The iBeani has helped many a person defeat boredom during their cancer treatment. Allowing you to read or use your tablet comfortably at home or in the hospital, it is clear why it is so popular. With spring fast approaching, we have created the limited edition Live Better With iBeani in a fresh and cheerful daffodil print. It’s a great way to treat yourself or your mum this Mother’s Day.
Having fresh clean hair can revitalise the way you feel, but being in hospital or having limited movement can make it difficult for you to wash your hair. The Nilaqua Shampoo Cap looks similar to a hotel shower cap; you place it on your head, massage it into your scalp, remove and brush through! It is the perfect little gift, especially when you’re expecting visitors.
Feeling confident with how you look can help to improve your mood and keep you feeling more positive about illness treatment. But hair loss can be a knock to that confidence. We wanted to improve the way you feel by creating a high quality 100% cotton headscarf in a variety of colours, so you’ll find a scarf to suit your individual taste.
Cancer treatment can leave your skin dull and dry. The Jennifer Young Defiant Cooling Spritz is ideal for a quick fix when wanting to feel fresh and energised. The spritz can also benefit those who experience hot flushes due to treatment, as the formula is very cooling on the skin.
Cooking can bring great pleasure to some. But cancer treatments can leave people feeling nauseous and without enough energy to cook. The Royal Marsden Cook Book provides quick, delicious, and most importantly, nutritious meals, in order for you to maintain your energy levels.
A recent study found women who have had treatment for breast cancer reported a greater rate of cognitive decline than women who had not been diagnosed with breast cancer. Mild cognitive impairment in the cancer setting has been named “Chemo brain.” Chemo brain can be a distressing side effect of chemo, especially if you have never heard of it. Your Brain After Chemo by Dan Silverman provides reassurance and invaluable steps to help improve your cognitive function after chemo and to help you get your brain to where it was before treatment.
Looking good and maintaining a sense of style is important to lots of women. It may seem silly to want to continue your level of effort into how you look during cancer treatment, but it’s not. The problem is finding comfortable clothing that is designed with the women undergoing cancer treatment in mind. The Able Label Sophie Jersey Dress has done that. Designed specifically with the cancer patient in mind, it is easy to undo and made from a comfy jersey material.
Cancer treatments can wreak havoc on your hormones, leading to menopausal symptoms and night sweats. When chilled, the Gel’O Cooling Pillow can cool you down and aid sleep. In addition, the mat is also perfect for those with stiff muscles as it can be heated and placed on aches and pains.
A good night’s sleep can be hard to come by during cancer treatment. A busy mind, medications and all the other stressors that come from being a mother can keep you up at night. The Badger Night Night and Sleep Balm Set contains two soothing balms to help you clear your mind and drift off to sleep naturally.
If eyes are the window into the soul, then the eyebrows are the curtains that frame the windows. Eyebrows can often be forgotten when discussing hair loss in the cancer setting, but they do play an important role in how you look and feel. The RapidBrow Eyebrow Enhancing Serum has a patented formula that will help nourish and improve the look of your eyebrows.