Beauty Over Cancer


More Tips for Chemo!
October 24, 2009, 9:10 pm
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1. Put a list of phone numbers together! Hospitals, Doctors, Pharmacy, your Nurse’s direct line, friends, babysitters, and anyone else you can think of! Keep one on your person and one at home!

2. Start nausea meds as prescribed until you figure out your body’s routine with the treatments.

3. Watch your temperature!100.5 degrees is your marker for calling your doctor. Infections will spread quickly and easily when your body reaches this temp.

4. You can become constipated or even have diarrhea. Make sure you ask your doctor which over the counter meds to have for both situations.

5. Buy some nice, comfy clothes that make you feel good.

6. Don’t push yourself too hard. When exhausted, take a nap! Don’t wear your body down more than you need to.

7. Choose the foods that you want. If you can eat them and hold them down, enjoy!

8. Chemo dries out your eyes, so make sure you have your moisturizing eye drops on your person and at your home.

9. This is your time in life not to be annoyed by others. Do things that make YOU happy. Don’t worry about when other folks bother you- let them know!

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What about hot flashes and night sweats! It seems I could handle things so much better if I could get a straight night’s sleep!

Comment by Wendy

Hot flashes are enhanced by your treatments and diet. Heavy sugar or caffeine intake can amplify hot flashes. I started eating clean and my hot flashes have been cut in half. I also don’t experience night sweats anymore. Try this link for more info on eating clean:
http://www.eatcleandiet.com
Keep a glass full of ice at your bedside, which will become ice water and remain cold through the night. Sip or drink as necessary and go to the bathroom. The cold floor and seat helped cool me down a bit, and got me out of my hot spot.
Regardless, hot flashes, night sweats, and trouble sleeping because of these things are a constant through treatment and long after.

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