So I have put down some basic points for Calling on the Cancer Warrior:-
1.) No Denying - It is a little odd.
Its natural to not be sure as to what to say or do when meeting a Cancer patient for the first time. So firstly try and meet the person normally. Dont be looking for horns on his head. Or look down upon him to figure out, as to how bad is his health. Somehow a cancer patent figures out whats in your mind. And for God sake, remove that feeling of Pity from your face. You are there to meet him. He is the same person that you know, Just be normal.
2.) Make absolutely, positively, 100% certain you are healthy.
Whether from the chemo, the stress of the illness, or their cancer itself, many cancer patients have compromised immune systems. A little cold that you have could have serious repercussions for the health of a cancer patient. Also avoid taking your kids to him because they generally have some cold or infections going on.
Remeber a Cancer patient and his family takes utmost care to keep the house neat and clean and you could have just used a public toilet. So respect the others weakened immunity and act accordingly. So Wash your hands as you reach the house. Ensure you dust your shoes a little.
3) Make contact in advance- Fix it up.
3) Carrying flowers - Sorry but no need.
5) Physical contact. Ask first.
6) Dont become that all GYAN and Advice giving Guru.
You must do Yoga, Pranayam, Dancing, Skating, Power Yoga, Some tree worship, meditate entire day, stop every thing and just do Yoga, like just right now or maybe hang on a tree upside down. Well thanks but again no thanks. Do feel free to provide your advice but please dont go about pushing it. I am sure the patient (who does want to get well) is doing all that he can do to get well. Which includes the non medical things. Just dont push him too much.
“He who attends on the sick attends on me.” - Buddha