You guys always have the best ideas, so here goes...
My mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is scheduled to have surgery (a lumpechtomy) next week. She's in great spirits, has a very positive outlook, and has the best caretaker (my Dad!) to help her through this. I live about 18 hours away, so I will not see her until several weeks after the surgery when DH and I travel there for my brother's wedding.
I'm feeling really sad that I can't be there in person, so I would like to at least send her a care package to let her know that I'm thinking of her even if I can't be there. We bought a really cute ceramic frog for her the other day (she loves frogs), and I think I'll also include a photo of mom and me in a pretty frame. It's a recent photo I've been meaning to dupe and frame for her. I'm sort of stumped about other items to include. I don't want to go overboard--just a few more small things. She's a tea drinker, but we included that sort of thing in her Christmas package. She's really not into bath stuff. She loves to read, but I would have no idea what she has and has not read. Any suggestions? Also, does anyone know what to expect recovery-wise from out-patient lumpechtomy?