How Amazon Prime Helped Me Back On My Feet

It’s not easy to accept help, especially when reaching out and asking people to contribute. I owe a lot of thanks to my friend who really encouraged me to add things to a wishlist to help me get by. Persistence worked and I accepted more help recently than I ever have.

Amazon wishlist

After I made a list of necessities that I needed, others shared my amazon wishlist link to help gather meds, recovery devices, and simple necessities like groceries, shirts and clothing items when I’ve most needed the help.

From body wash to waterproof disposable PICC line covers I can shower with, to applesauce and soft foods I can tolerate, a list was created and distributed on my social media pages, and people stepped up.

There are so many times when people ask how they can help

With the number of medical bills that have been piling up from my most recent hospitalizations, my necessities and things I need to get by have sort of taken a back seat to the things I really need, like medications and liquids for my diet.

It’s extremely hard to ask for help and sometimes even harder to accept the help that is offered to many of us when we are in a tough spot. With a wishlist, when people make a purchase, they know exactly who it is going to, what you’ll be using it for, and how you’ll be using it.

Creating a list is easy

For me, I put many of the supplements and oral medications on my list that can be manufactured and sold from Amazon. I picked out a few of my favorite applesauce and things I knew that I could eat. I also put clothing that allowed room for my new PICC line. Other essential items were then listed, like a seated shower chair and other items that helped with my mobility. I needed help and this was my way of accepting it from so many people that were offering support and a hand but didn’t know what to do or what to provide.

Using the wishlist, items were pre-registered to my home address, but kept private, so that when someone ordered something, it would be directly sent to my address I picked.

In what ways have you found helpful to tell other people how to help when it’s hard to accept and ask for said help?

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  • thedancingcrohnie moderator
    2 months ago

    Wow! This idea is brilliant and I am so glad you are sharing this. What a huge help for those that are in need of support.

    Great read!

    Always dancing,
    Elizabeth (team member)

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