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      BuckeyeShelby

      I packed a chemo bag. I was there for about 7 hours, and my center didn't provide a lot, so I took snacks (usually trail mix), a light lunch (lunchables in a small lunch bag w/a plastic freezer bar thingie to keep it cold), juice, several books, my fuzzy blanket, and the big plastic water mug I got while in the hospital -- the nurses kept that filled w/ice water for me. I like the idea of the sense of humor -- I always tried to make the nurses laugh & was also very polite to them. It's easier for them to help you out after please & thank you's. Good luck!

      over 1 year ago
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      Tamrarose

      I packed a bottle of lavender oil for a little personal aromatherapy. It was the best thing I brought! It helped both with ambient hospital type smells and the weird tastes/smells I experienced during the infusion. My center had lots of signs banning strong smelling perfumes and foods but the mild clean smell of the lavender didn't bother the nurses or patients around me.

      over 1 year ago
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      Kez

      I took a camera and made sure I documented each chemo. I was lucky to have family and friends sit with me during each chemo so I never had time to read the book or magazines I brought with me. I found socks useful and also a poncho or shawl. The blanket is lovely but my shawl kept my shoulders warm and didn't interfere with the cannular. A deck of cards was also a great way to pass the time. I would recommend a driver too if possible as your brain may be a little fuzzy after. My hospital provided snacks, drinks and meals but if yours doesn't, it would be a good idea to take some. Good luck, I hope it goes well. Just remember there is an end to it.

      over 1 year ago
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