Survivor since 2011
I also agree. As patients, we don't want to ask for help, bur definitely need it. Helpful things for me have been cards in the mail, carepackages, etc., meals when I was sick from chemo, visitors (who called first), sometimes someone to just listen to my fears without giving advice, jokes/funny things to read, gift certificates to massage at my hospital, someone paid ppl to clean my place too. I sometimes don't want to burden people by asking for help, so usually say I'm all set, but the truth is, I need more help now, I'm just very stubborn.