• Do you take an I Pod to treatment with you? What's on your playlist?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    Do you take an I Pod to treatment with you? What's on your playlist?

    What are some songs that you HAVE to have on your playlist?

    20 Answers from the Community

    20 answers
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      Not an Ipod, but an mp3 player, yes :-)
      Mine is mostly hard rock, alternative, and some 80's hair bands. The theme song to my whole journey has been Kick XXX by Egypt Central.

      over 8 years ago
    • StrongSteph's Avatar

      I LOVE the Dave Matthews Band and during a couple procedures the techs actually asked me what I liked to listen to and they played DMB for me! I brought my music during treatments in the hospital, but whenever I could, it was DMB...with a little Train "Calling All Angels" on the side!

      over 8 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      I now have a tablet that I have all of my music stored on. I also use it as my E-reader and can plave videos and get onthe internet. I take that so I only have to carry one thing. I had ot with me for my recovery from my recent surgery. I have several playlists with lots of type of music (over 6000 total songs) so that I can change depending on my mood. I do find that the nurses have to do more than yell at me to get me attention with the ear buds in. What I reall want to know is how tio get the dogs to stop chewing up earbuds?

      over 8 years ago
    • nobrand's Avatar

      I love music, but haven't been able to enjoy it at chemo infusions. I'm always nervous that I may associate the tunes with chemo and just plain ruin it all-- I know of some survivors that nipped their chocolate habit by simply eating chocolate during chemo.

      For recovery days, some of Queen's fantastic tracks can help the soul feel upbeat! Music is a great diversion tactic for nausea.

      over 8 years ago
    • attypatty's Avatar

      I'm with Nobrand on this - I had to toss all the clothes I wore to chemotherapy. Just putting them on after I finished with treatment made me feel nauseous. I'd bet it would be the same thing with music- the association with chemo would just ruin it. I got by playing Scrabble on my ipad instead. Wish I had thought about the chocolate thing....I still eat way too much of it....
      Fight On,

      over 8 years ago
    • Joachima's Avatar

      I had my iPod filled with Christian rock & worship bands - Paul Baloche, Robin Mark, Third Day, Mercy Me, and others (even my own Christian CD - I'm a musician). Everything that I took with me to infusion - my blanket, clothes I wore, snacks, etc... made me sick to my stomach after treatment was over. But the music helped me to focus on my faith & was uplifting to me during infusions, and I listen to the same music now with no problems. My last chemo treatment was in April 2012, and my last radiation day was in July 2012.

      over 8 years ago
    • mgm48's Avatar

      I take my iPad and watch movies. They make the time go by quickly. Usually pick comedy type but watched Inception which I saw in the theater and just maybe now I understand it a bit.

      Keep it positive and smile :)

      over 8 years ago
    • LiveLoveLaff's Avatar

      Thanks for asking this question. I was going to ask what people might consider a song for strength, or recovery. I keep playing Rascal Flatt's song "Stand" when I want a lift. The lyrics are right there where I have been- in life as well as this journey. I'm a rocker but all music has something to say. Anyone else have a song we might enjoy? Prayers for all

      over 8 years ago
    • RMR's Avatar

      I had my last chemo treatment a little over a year ago, September 2011! My ipod was an integral piece of equipment and helped me through my treatments. I'd listen to some spiritual music, for me it was Debbie Friedman and some other of my shabbat playlist. I switched to Linkin park and listened to "When they Come for you" when the toughest chemo drug was gonig in. This is the song I love to hit the heavy bag to. I imagined beating the crap out of the cancer cells. It was my way of "having fun" with chemo, it that is even possible.

      over 8 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      i was in Tx in 2006, so before iPods...I had a CD player but to be honest, I never used it...for me I couldn't stand the "noise"...I preferred to try to read and fall asleep......

      over 8 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      yes, lots of healing and meditative music, it helps calm me down, especially during all the waiting

      over 8 years ago
    • GregA0406's Avatar

      I've been out of chemo since June, but did I take an I-Pod, absolutely! I also took the daily paper so that I could read it and do the crosswords and other puzzles. Mostly I listened to classic rock & roll. But my daughter would add some of the newer stuff that she thought I might like (John Mayer).

      over 8 years ago
    • Modern's Avatar

      I always have my iPod on me and I mostly listen to pandora which lately has had a lot of old emeniem and Hollywood undead pop up

      over 8 years ago
    • Richardc's Avatar

      It was a great diversion from the treatments. During my weekly chemo sessions, the playlist included anything from the Beatles, Ann Murray, Beach Boys, Chuck Berry to name a few. The themes could have been 50s, 60s 70s and some Country and bluegrass. During the daily radiation treatments, the techs always had a cd player in the room. I asked if they would mind if I brought my own music. Each day was different. The varied selection entertained them as much as it kept my mind off the 15 minutes of treatment under the mask.

      over 8 years ago
    • Okiegrandma's Avatar

      Always take my toy bag which includes iPad. Prayer shawl knitted by my niece, snacks and a magazine. Have tried to sleep, but it never works. To much going on. I have Toby keiths ."how do you like me now" and Paul simon diamonds on the souls of her shoes. Since I live Oklahoma ,. Toby Keith is required listening. I tell people that two good things about chemo are that it doesn't hurt and you don't have to take your clothes off!

      over 8 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      I used to. I just recently lost my iPod, I have no idea where. :( Now I listen to Pandora on my Kindle Fire. They have radio stations on there to put you in whatever mood you want to be in. :) I'm a music junkie. There is a playlist/soundtrack for every part of my life. I'm not kidding. Music has helped me through some of the toughest days and has made some of my happiest moments even better.

      over 8 years ago
    • LauraJo's Avatar

      I rarely go anywhere without music, but not to chemo for some reason. I took the Harry Potter books & re-read the whole series during my second round of chemo, when I actually had to stay for infusion.

      over 8 years ago
    • u4cats' Avatar

      Yes I did take my iPod with me to chemo. I played scrabble, trivial pursuit, jeopardy, and other games. Since I felt like I needed to do something to keep my brain sharp, and the chemobrain was getting worse with each treatment, I thought things to stimulate my thinking were a good idea.

      over 8 years ago
    • Jahnsart's Avatar

      I don't own an apple product, however it is always playing high energy Rock N Roll. It pumps me up.

      about 8 years ago
    • mssoup67's Avatar

      I am kind of a technology junkie, so I take my iPad, iPhone, and Kindle. I made a playlist to "Get me through this" and it has songs that just make me feel better or inspire me. Among those on it: "Wake Me Up" Avicii, "Best Day of my Life" American Authors, "I Won't Let Go" Rascal Flatts, "Toes" Zac Brown, and "Roar" by Katy Perry (my niece's favorite song).

      over 6 years ago

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