• What comforts you after a long day of Chemo

    Asked by Peroll on Friday, November 2, 2012

    What comforts you after a long day of Chemo

    I shared some pictures of what comforts me after a \long day of chemo on my page (go there to look at them). Why don't we all use the new photo sharing feature to do the same and post here to let us know you have.

    8 Answers from the Community

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    • po18guy's Avatar

      Usually, a nap. Sometimes, a snack or early dinner, since the drug I receive produces anorexia for 1-2 days post-treatment.

      almost 4 years ago
    • cancervivor's Avatar

      Go home, lay on the couch, sleep it off, and let my dog lay beside me trying to make me feel better.

      almost 4 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      I have to agree -- the couch, sleep and my dog!!

      Thanks for the info on pictures. I did not realize that we could share pictures -- so, of course, I went crazy.

      almost 4 years ago
    • GGP's Avatar

      It 24 years ago when I had chemo, so there wasn't as many good anit nausea drugs around. I was given one little white pill to take before treatment that was supposed to take care of it. It didn't do much to help.

      So for me, comfort was to stop getting sick, after about 4 hours, and finally get to sleep. Chemo was hard for me. Having my wife there to look after me did give me a comforting feeling.

      almost 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      A nice nap. I'm up and out of the house by 7:30 on infusion day, i usually walk down to the hospital, it's only a mile away, just to help with the anxiety, and besides who knows when I'll have the energy again. By the time I get home I'm ready for a nice nap, it's the last good sleep I'll get till the steroids leave my body 3 days later.

      almost 4 years ago
    • bp440's Avatar

      Chemo days are usually a 6 hour day with travel and doctor appointments. So my husband usually takes a good nap when we get home. I find that I am pretty tired so early on a friend fixed dinner for us on that day and I started to make a meals ahead of time so all I have to do is reheat it. On nice days we eat outside on the porch, now that it's chilly we sit by the fireplace.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar

      Nap on the couch and a dog seem to work for me.

      almost 4 years ago
    • packerbacker's Avatar

      Ii get chemo every Friday, and I don't feel bad until about 1-2 days later. After about 6 or more hours at the Cancer Center (depending if I get all 3 chemo drugs) and, especially since I'm from Wisconsin, I get a fish fry! (while I can eat)! My husband helps me get comfortable and helps me out with what I need for the next few days. Things that comfort me are having my computer handy and the television remote (I like movies, what can I say?). And, of course, having Mom, my husband, and my kitties at my side.

      almost 4 years ago

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