You know how sometimes things go on in your life that throw you off center? It comes upon you suddenly; one minute you are bustling along being your usual efficient self, running a million errands, working hard, enjoying friends and family and then BAM! a doctor says something like, we see a little something and need to run some tests etc. Sigh, for a period of time your life turns upside down and you lose a bit of your usual zest.
This is what happened to one of our favorite people, Elise. As she was having a routine mammogram, Elise was told that there were some concerns and she would have to have a biopsy, and ultimately surgery and radiation. Of course, everyone rallied around and offered all the support that they could.
On her first visit to have the radiation, Elise was told to change into one of the provided gowns which were kept in a closet. Already feeling out of sorts, she was really depressed by what she saw; a stack of dull, faded looking grey gowns. Her feeling was, Good Lord, here I am having to deal with the unwelcome and frightening need for radiation and now I am supposed to put on something that is so bland and ugly that now I feel "sick, like a patient".
Elise made a decision: "I am not wearing these ugly hospital gowns anymore!"
Now, some people don't care about clothing, or style, or color but our lovely Elise does - a lot! So, being the sort of woman that she is, Elise decided to create her own gowns to wear for radiation. She had this delightful, bright, printed day dress that belonged to her mother in the 1970's and that was the inspiration for the gowns that she developed.
The Glam Gown is brilliant because it is short and easy to wear over your leggings or slacks, it gives you a waist as you can pull the grosgrain ribbon to your own comfort level, very easy to "peel" down due to the wrap style, it is also easy care, 100% cotton, washable, non-iron and most important - the Glam Gown is a mood elevator!
Oh, the Glam Gown is totally functional as you have pockets for your phone, keys and lip gloss. The fabric is not flimsy so you don't feel exposed.
All of the gowns have been named after cancer survivors -- Jane's Power Pink, Betsy's Bold Blue, and Ruthanne's Grateful Garden. Each batch is a short run of a pattern, so once the design runs out - that's it and new colors and designs will be produced.
They end up being the perfect gift for a friend or such that is going through a life changing event that you want to help out in some way but you just don't know what to do. You can find these to purchase at http://www.golisey.com
There is a Plus Size Glammier Gown in the works now! Also, Glamdana's, which will be marvelous head wraps, and of course, the Guy Gown which will have a D-ring belt instead of the grosgrain.
Please help to spread the word about these great gowns - as we all appear to know someone these days that is going through a traumatic event with their health and could use a pick-me-up.
Elise recently got the all clear from her doctors and is celebrating her new found health by doing her best to bring color and a positive attitude to others in need.
These gowns would also be delightful for a daycare provider, cook, gardener, or a painter!