There are many ways to keep in touch and to let your relative or friend know they are important to you. These can include:
- visiting them
- sending notes, cards, texts and emails
- making phone calls
- talking to them on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
You can ask your relative or friend what they prefer.
During and after cancer treatment, people may have good days and bad days. There may be times when your relative or friend’s energy levels are low. If they are having treatment or likely to be tired, try to keep phone calls and letters short. It’s also good to call before you visit to ask if they are feeling well enough to see you.
Remember to be understanding if your relative or friend doesn’t always feel able to see you or has to change plans at the last minute.
Keep sending invites
Remember to keep inviting your relative or friend to take part in social events and plans, just like you did before they had cancer. Even if they don’t feel up to coming, it’s always nice to be asked. Let them be the one to decide if they cannot make it.