I went looking for cards yesterday, for a friend recently diagnosed with cancer. I was in two stores for 45 minutes with very little to show for my time.
Some card company needs to get on this.....and create cards for people who are probably not going to "GET WELL" even if they live through the treatments. Even the "thinking of you" cards were not appropriate. I wanted to gag when I read "You are strong and will get through this." WHAT THE HELL? The worst are the ones that tell the cancer patient to "think positive". How dare they say this?
I guess blank cards are the answer, even though I sometimes wonder if I am saying the right thing. For example, should I write "Lying in bed all day, staring at the wall and weeping, is okay."? or "Talking to the chemo bags while at the infusion center does not mean you are crazy."