...from a hysterectomy.
I ran into a former coworker who had tried for years to have a child, then looked into a adopting/fostering, with no luck. She mentioned she was having surgery and would be off of work for weeks, so I asked if she was okay. When she told me she looked like she was going to burst into tears so obviously I told her we could talk later and just gave her a hug.
I want to send her a gift basket of goodies for her recovery and I am kind of drawing a blank on what to add. Little snacks, a few bottles of wine, magazines, a book maybe? Any other brilliant ideas? She's a designer and always talks about wanting to paint (I think watercolor), loves her dog, likes TV, wine and good food. That's all I've got.