About two months ago a I was talking to a close friend of the family who's had fibromyalgia for around two years at a get together. I asked how she was doing and we got into discussion about medicine and in particular emergency medical ID (I know I'm dull!) .
We also spoke about a new fibromyalgia health supplement that's been marketed by Ahead Solutions online. She seemed interested and said that she may try the Fibromyalgia Micronutrients after payday. The conversation moved on and I thought little more about it.
A couple of weeks later, a calendar pop-up reminded of the lady's birthday. I remembered our conversation at the dinner party. I wondered if it would be appropriate to gift the supplement for her big day (40th). I admit was a little uncertain to be honest; although she's a good friend I did think again how someone with a medical condition might feel if I were to give them something of such a personal nature - no matter how well we get on.
Delighted with Fibromyalgia Supplement Birthday Gift
I went with it and packaged up two pots (a four month supply) of the supplement and popped them in the post with a card. I was delighted to receive a call from her thanking me for the gift. She sounded genuinely excited to try the supplement. She'd not made the purchase due to lack of funds. ' Let me know how you get on with the supplements.' I told her and wished her well.
Three weeks later (last week) a missed call from Debbie and a follow up text saying no need to return the call but just wanted to thank me again; she said "[...] sleeping better, more energy than I've had in ages and less pain."
I thought "Wow... who would have believed it?" and what a truly amazing gift that turned out to be. The whole experience brought me to thinking how gifting something relating to a person's medical condition - although I think is deeply personal on one level - can actually also be so much more than a 'run of the mill' gift. So much so, I would certainly not dismiss the idea of doing it again.
I suppose the caveat would be that I'd advise people to really consider carefully the feelings of the recipient... Is this type of gift appropriate given the strength of the relationship? Is it given with love and thoughtfulness? How might the recipient feel to receive such a gift from me? Could it offend or might they be truly delighted and thankful? Will it offer hope, help or both?
So all that said I'm going to unashamedly add a short list of five gifts for people with fibromyalgia that could be a really nice thing for any reader of this post to gift to a person with FMS and who knows may follow up with similar for other medical conditions. I think especially the You ID Me service... after all You ID Me is genuinely helpful and used by many thousands of people.
If you have any thoughts or opinions about giving medical condition related gifts or have any specific gift ideas with or without links please feel free to post them below.
Until next time...^lc
Fibromyalgia Gift Ideas for Him or Her
Fibromyalgia Micronutrients Health Supplement
Fibromyalgia Micronutrients contain 36 powerful ingredients to help combat common ailments of fibromyalgia sufferers: joint aching, muscle pain, brain fog, sleep disturbance, insomnia and stomach problems
Packed with the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbal extracts highlighted in clinical studies and/or referenced anecdotal evidence.
One a day supplement to help fibro sufferers fight constant joint ache and muscle pain, transcend brain / mind fog and heighten alertness, improve sleep quality by reducing insomnia
Suitable for male and female FMS sufferers. Suitable for vegetarians. Suitable for people over the age of 16.
Fibromyalgia Sufferer's Wristband
More gift ideas for fibromyalgia patients from You ID Me
Fibromyalgia (FMS) Medical Alert Wallet ID Card
Easily visible plastic emergency ID wallet card
Front: medical condition specific
Reverse: space to write brief emergency details - see images.
Features unique ID providing responders with fast access to your life-saving emergency info.
Fibromyalgia Expanding Medical Alert Bracelet Silver
£29.99 - £59.99
Fibromyalgia Alert Bracelet engraved and provided with waterproof plastic ID card inserts
Provides FAST access to your vital emergency medical and contact information.
3 sizes available. Fully updatable.
Medical ID Card Fibromyalgia
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