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Tips for Physical Side Effects from Cancer or Chemotherapy

Tips for cancer survivors on how to deal with the physical side effects of chemotherapy/cancer.
To early for me to give tips yet, but if I can I will soon.
Have faith....
Bland diet, sitz baths, take your drugs...nobody gets extra credit for suffering.
Get plenty of rest, don't worry about financial matters, focus on your health!
Keep as active as you can. Move through the fatigue as long as you can.
Take Senokot-S if you can't poop :-)
The only thing I really had to deal with was fatigue and got plenty of rest.
Listen to your body, rest, find pleasure in simple activities,
1. Breathe. 2. Somehow, being "one" with the pain lessens it. 3. Don't be afraid to ask for help or to take your pain pills and don't feel guilty.
rest and drink loss of fluids
If nauseous try eating ginger or eating peppermint. medical marijuana helped the best). I had severe nausea and found using the drug Kitrol helped out a lot.(
Just dont over do it take all your moves slow and use a heating pad often
Go one day at a time.
Water, water, water- preferably with electrolytes
Selenium before chemo kept my hair for a long time. Eat with plastic utensils if food tastes funny during treatment. Don't just "suck it up" if you're suffering--complain.
Sleep as much as possible. Take all the helper drugs you're offered; pain meds, anti-anxiety meds, etc.
keep a positive attitude and your sense of humor
soaking in peroxide and baking soda works wonders
Speak up!
Ask nurses and other patients for suggestions, get plenty of rest and drink plenty of water, stay ahead of nausea before it gets bad.
Sleep, water, and I had really bad taste in my mouth and the best thing was having Freezies in the freezer.
Absolutely get all meds they suggest and take them: nausea meds, sleep aids, constipation meds, do it all, no need to suffer.,
get 'rehab'
Eat healthy, drink tons of water, gargle with Biotene, work, rest, play, use a really good cell protection balm, take immodium.
I like to drink Mint Tea. It helps with the nausea and soothes my sore throat. Sores in my mouth I use Magic Mouth Wash. It's a must have.
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