I had my thyroid removed in December of 2005 due to thyroid cancer. A friend of mine visited me in the hospital and she brought me a very thoughtful and practical gift.
She brought a large crochet hook and some fun yarn. She taught me how to make a very simple scarf. I enjoyed the visit and after she left, I appreciated having something to do as I recuperated.
The scarves did an excellent job of disguising the bruises and stitches on my neck as I returned to work and my other daily pursuits. I wore them for a couple of months as I waited for the scars to fade.