Get Well Letter Examples
What to Write in a Get Well Letter
Writing a letter to someone who is ill or injured can be a challenge. The best thing to do is put yourself in his or her perspective and write with empathy. Try to offer what you can to support the person. This might be your prayers, your help around the house, or just your time entertaining the person.
The following are samples of get well letters that you can use to model your get well letter. Find whichever get well letter is closest to the situation you are writing for. Make sure you add something personal to your letter to make it more meaningful. A dose of humor probably won't hurt much either and might even help raise the person's spirits. If you are a spiritual person, you can offer to pray for the ill person.
For Someone in the Hospital
Being in the hospital stinks. You can easily become bored. People may visit when it's not a good time, and the food may not be the best. Keep these things in mind when you write your get well letter and use the following sample.
I am sorry that you have had to be hospitalized. It’s no fun being in the hospital. I am praying for you to be healed and that the doctors and nurses be guided to give you the best care they can.
I know that you might not be feeling up to visitors, so I will call before I come to visit. Feel free to call me any time if you want to talk or let me know that I can come visit you.
For Someone with the Flu
It can easily feel like death is around the corner when you are sick with the flu. It's an intense and debilitating illness. Keep that in mind and use the following sample for someone who has the flu.
When I talked to you on the phone, I could tell by your voice that you are not feeling well. I am sorry that you got the flu, and I know how horrible it feels to be really sick like that. I am praying that you recover fully and quickly. Please let me know what I can do to help. I can bring you some soup, walk your dog, or anything else you need me to do. Let me know how I can help.
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For Someone with Cancer
Finding out that you or someone you know has cancer can initiate and require grieving, just like when you lose something important. Cancer leads to a loss of health, comfort, and time. Emotions can be intense. Fear, anger, sorrow, or other feelings may be present. Keep that in mind and use the following sample of what to write to someone who has cancer.
Cancer is one of the scariest words to hear whether it is about you or someone you love. We can only depend on God for strength to face whatever comes next. I am praying for you to have healing as well as peace as you face uncertainty. You are a very special person to me, and I can’t imagine losing you to cancer.
I don’t know what you will need and when you will need it, but I want you to know that I would feel much better if I had some way to help you with something. If you want me to babysit, clean your house, go grocery shopping, it doesn’t matter. I just want to help. Until I hear from you about something I can do to help, I will be praying for you.
For Someone with a Broken Bone
A broken bone is a major inconvenience. You may have trouble doing everyday things. Although there could be pain associated with the injury, broken bone pain usually subsides as it heals. Focus on the inconvenience and make a joke to get the person to feel better. Use the following as an example of what to write.
I’m sorry you broke your arm. Having a broken arm can really slow you down from what you normally do. It can be surprising to realize how much you depend on both arms. I hope you are no longer in any pain, but I can imagine you are experiencing a little discomfort from the immobility.
I would love to come over and help with something that you need help doing. And if you can’t think of anything I can help you do, at least let me know when I can come over and sign your cast.
Best Wishes for a Surgery
Sometimes you might need to write a letter to someone who is going to have surgery. People have surgeries to remove growths, replace joints, remove tonsils and restore heart blood flow. No matter what the surgery is, it can be scary. A letter like this one could help encourage the person.
I know that you are having surgery soon. Surgery can be scary no matter what it is. I will be praying that the surgeon's hands are guided to accomplish the precise procedure they need to do. I am looking forward to hearing about your recovery in the coming days and visiting you as you get feeling even better than before your surgery. Let me know how I can help you while you are getting better.