Essential chemo survival kit

Clockwise from centre:
1. Fresh fruit to tackle the toxins
2. Digital thermometer for daily temperature readings. If you heat up higher than 38 you head for hospital
3. Light reading and viewing for heavy days
4. Hair! (and head to hang it on when not in use)
5. Mouthwash. Chemo causes mouth sensitivity
6. Sunhat and sunblock – bald heads burn!
7. DAB radio. R4 beats daytime telly any day
8. Juicer to liquidise the fruit – easier on sore mouths
9. Hypnosis CD – induces a state of well-being and relaxation (works for me and the cat).
10.Ginger tea, ginger sweets, ginger chocolate. All things ginger are good – with the possible exeption of the Duchess of York.

Tomorrow is dose number one. I’m ready now. Bring it on!

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mary
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 18:06:39

    We are all remembering you tomorrow and praying for you with much love.


  2. Bex
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 21:17:17

    You are a strong and amazing person – we are all behind you all the way !


  3. Dee
    Jun 18, 2010 @ 13:21:34

    I think John should be on that list!
    We held the GCN group yesterday and Jeanette was asking how you were. She hadn't heard your news. She asked me to pass on her very best wishes.


  4. Anonymous
    Jun 18, 2010 @ 13:34:48

    I hope everything went well.

    Phyllis and I are thinking of you.

    — David


  5. medicalmutiny
    Jun 20, 2010 @ 21:22:02

    Yes John should be on the list but strictly speaking he's personnel not kit, as in Head Chef/Chief Carer/Agony Uncle etc etc.

    Thanks Dee for passing on message from Jeanette. I'm intriqued to know why your name-tag thinggy appears to be a picture of a bridge?


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