Being diagnosed with cancer can be life-changing. Most individuals diagnosed with this condition surely want to get better as soon as possible. This is why they go through several chemotherapy sessions as part of their treatment.
Chemotherapy sessions typically last for several hours. However, the side effects of going through chemotherapy may last for several days and even weeks. For this matter, it is always best to get as ready as possible for each session. The Companionship that your family can provide will also help you get through the situation.
Below are few things you can do to get ready for every session:
- Designate tasks to your family members.
Doing household chores may not be possible when you are going through chemotherapy. At times, you will feel weak and nauseous. To keep household chores from piling up, you should discuss with the entire family about this situation and delegate tasks. Ask for a commitment from all family members so you can also get the much-needed rest during your treatment.
- Notify your employer.
Let your employer know what you are going through and discuss possible options on how to go about this. For instance, your employer might give you paid leaves or other appropriate benefits during your treatment. It is always best to know the law and your rights as an employee going through chemotherapy.
- Arrange transportation beforehand.
While you may still be able to drive to your appointment, driving back home from it may be unsafe for you, especially when you feel the side effects of chemotherapy kick in immediately. You can arrange for transportation beforehand. Ask someone to drive you to and from the clinic every session.
- Engage Home Care in Florida.
Providers often deploy their caregivers to your home to support you in every way they can. They can take care of Companionship and Homemaking in Bonita Springs, Florida while you focus on getting better.
L’Elite Homemaker & Companion Services, Inc. offers to be by your side at every moment of your journey, towards treatment and healing. To take advantage of our services, you may reach us at 239-444-3114.