Yogurt is your best friend=)

When I went through my chemo treatments I was sick to my stomach for, most of the time. Not much, but for the times I did through up it was very acidy and it burned my throat. Reason for this is your stomach acid going up your throat burning you throat when coming up.

Now to the  point I found, that if about to spread you tomato soup all of your big sisters shirt that acid taste doesn’t help you feel better. But if your eat yogurt before you do this, your throat will be covered in yogurt and stop the acid from making it raw.

I don’t know how this works but

 

It really works

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Great Things to do for cancer patients

Great Ideas

                                                    Ways Help Out Your Cancer Friend

1.Because patients are stuck in the hospital for so long they don’t get to do the things they did at home such as doing the cleaning and chores. You are quite tired when you come home from cancer treatment. Having your house clean is an amazing site.clean for someone with cancer

2.Doing  yard work is a great help as well.Grass grows, snow and leaves fall there is nothing better then coming home yard clean and done.

3.Taking care of family members, if the patient has kids it would be a lot of stress if your able to take  them for some day,if they comfortable with it.

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4.Visiting the patient is a great idea, having a good visit is always a pick me up.When I was going through my cancer treatment I had 100+ people see me. It cheered me up, but I never really thought they saw me because I could have died( not all ways the reason) I never thought of that I was to happy to see all my friend, family, and people I haven’t seen for a long time. A great pick me up.

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5. Keep it neutral. When you visit a cancer patient don’t make it about the cancer, you can ask them how they are doing but don’t make it about cancer. Visit them like your visiting them at home, they might not look the same, talk the same,or be very sleepy it depends on the treatment. If you want to talk about their cancer, mostly wait for the patient to talk about it. Make it like a normal visit.

6.Their normal people, if you have a friend that likes shopping, movies when your friend is able to leave the hospital and they have the energy(treatment is a very tiring) do what they like go shop for clothes like I said make it neutral like I said. When you go out with your cancer friend, no matter who they are,they will get looked at, it is just the human curiosity for someone that looks different for them to look or even stare. Don’t react to them. If some comes up to your friend and ask about their cancer let them talk.(differs some times) I never hide from society I was happy being bald so I walked bald.

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Don`t laugh Cancer is serious

You should never ever laugh when you’re going through cancer this is a terrible part  your life

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Hold up, stop don’t move an inch are you saying that you can’t have fun even though you’re in the hospital

WRONG

Life with cancer does not mean depressing time, sure you`ll have your bad days but bring on the party in your hospital room (unless you have a baby in your room then SHHHHHHH)

The Children’s Hospital I went to was CHEO in Ottawa, Ontario it was party every day theses are some examples

 

 

Children’s Hospitals are amazing

 

 

Adults Cancer Hospitals can just be as fun check out theses pictures

 

 

A Thousand Needles

A very fine slender piece of metal with a point at one end and a hole or eye for thread at the other, used in sewing.

Working with Cancer means needles will play a part in your recovering. Not to scare you but it will help you , every blood work is one step closer to you walking out of the hospital. It my be painful but trust me it will get better, you don’t need be worried. Talk to your nurse ask them how to make it more comfortable. I never like them, but I talked to my nurse they helped a lot they have their own tricks to help you.

 

Don’t Ever To Be Afraid To Ask

Portocath(For beginners)

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Portacath -A portacath is an implanted venous access device for patients who need frequent or continuous administration of chemotherapy. Drugs used for chemotherapy are often toxic, and can damage skin, muscle tissue, and sometimes veins.

This is not as scary as you think when you get a portacath(I’m going to call them a ”port”) for the sake of space. Ports are implanted into your chest by surgery, a port is to help you and the chemo go through your body and so you don’t damage your outer body.It is directly attached to a main artery.

How does it work

-a nurse/doctor will insert a needle into the skin where the port will be. The port has a rubber inside where the needle will stay in. This process will be done by dry ice freeze spray on the skin so you don’t feel the needle. You will feel some pressure when it is going in(get used to it after a few tries)  Once in they will put some tape over it so it doesn’t come out. You walk around, it might feel different when moving around, that’s OK  This how you will get your Chemo

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Will be removed by surgery after treatment

 

 

 

Getting through Radiation

Lets get this straight when you have radiation you do not become green when your angry.

Radiation Does Not Hurt When It’s Happening  

Now every radiation treatment will not be the same, especially where you get it.Mine was to my head,this was a very sensitive area,but like my chemo I’m not going to focus on myself. I want to give advise to those  who are going through I would like to make this as neutral , but it is hard when only know how it effects me. So it will be more toward my radiation story.

Chemo is a one action for fighting cancer,but radiation is another. I have found my radiation was a lot harder then chemo, most have a easier in radiation which is true. My treatment was less then comfortable. When I started my radiation started they had make a mask, to keep my face still. The first problem wasn’t the radiation ,but the mask they made for me didn’t fit my face right so it caused great discomfort. radiation

Next was a very rare and new thing happened to me. I started having extreme bad smells,the the doctor couldn’t explain this. they were saying the radiation could be hitting a nerve that emitting this smell that I could only smell. So I struggled with this as well. I must let you all know that I had the most chemo and radiation to my body, so these side effect this might not happen to you.

Type of Cancer: Brain Tumor (middle of head +some on Spine)

-hair didn’t grow back(more of fuzz like baby hair

-Short term memory lose(got better farther I got away from my last treatment

-Can’t sweat(body gets very hot)

-double vision(until glasses)

-Fatigue gets tired if do to much + get mentally tired have to take break(gets better after years)

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Hope this Helps

 

 

Getting from A to B

For people that have seizures getting from A to B can be a struggle.Most aren’t able to drive,so they pick different transportation to get to where they need to go.

Driving is something we all take for granted groceries no problem ill get home before the ice-cream melts. I can drive to the states for my holiday.

I live in a small town of 1500 no buses, sure you can take a taxi,but i don’t have the money to be taxing around. I have food and rent.

Biking if you live in a small town or a metropolis it seems easier to get around.Now I could get a seizure on my bike.but I’d rather then driving a two ton piece of metal around  possibly killing me or someone else.

here is a guide I have been using for two years sense I wasn’t able to drive

Guide to getting from A to B

Biking

-new to having no car ,invest in a nice bike it may be expensive,but in the long run it will be worth it(city riders your fine with any bike you choose for people with not so cementy  roads but still want to have speed look into a hybrid bike it is a mix or road bike and normal family bike(the difference tire width)

-now you invested in a new bike get some saddle bag great for transportation of item without you having to carry every thing on you back there are back saddle bags for you bike but front ones also are out there.

Walking

Walking is a great choice too simple, but slower unless you run.Walking and Running is  great, you can’t carry as much things like you can with a bike. But much more safer then biking you can  have a seizure and fall. Walking you sit down and call forhelpor wait it out if not so sever