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Weighted blanket; good for chemo too!

So, chemo is causing L a lot of pain. It seems that no one thing really helps. She’s taking her pain meds, using a heat pad, and we’ve figured out that weight seems to help, so I finally caved to buy the materials needed to make a weighted blanket… I would have preferred to order one already made, but they are way out of our budget. 

I bought the plastic poly-fill beads online,  20lbs for $30. I’m going to head to the store this week to get either fabric or two blankets for the shell. Our niece’s is going to try to put it together for us. Sadly, it won’t me done till the beginning of September (shipping the beads is what’s holding things up), but at least we will finally have one we both can share. 

In the mean time, we are borrowing heavy quilts from friends, and using a 20lb sack of rice for weight… there’s also the heat pad and several types of pain meds. 

I feel helpless. I wish I could do more for her…