Here are some of Brian’s suggestions for romancing the special woman in your life this Valentine’s Day. Feel free to steal these tips or better yet come up with your very own.
Dinner for Two:
Prepare a simple meal that takes into consideration your Valentine’s food preferences. (Chemotherapy can affect taste buds, swallowing, and digestion.) Presentation and atmosphere is all important. Whether dining in bed or at a table, think flowers, candles, soft music...romance.
Drinks: Non–alcoholic of course Create your own mock-tail
The Lisa-Tini: This is an original recipe (Warning: Not suited for all tastes)
1 part cranberry juice mixed with 2 parts flat ginger ale poured over crushed ice with a dash of fresh lime Served in a cocktail glass
Put some thought into gifts she will use and really like. One of Lisa’s favorites was an Apple iPod Shuffle I loaded with music for her to listen to during chemo or at the doctor’s office. Other gifts that made her happy … a journal, a throw blanket for her chemo nap, and a Nook Tablet downloaded with books from her favorite authors.
But Lisa would tell you and I agree, the best gift is having time together, letting cupid in and shutting cancer out.