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Tips for Living Through Breast Cancer Treatment

PJ Hamel Health Guide September 30, 2009
  • A little insider knowledge goes a long way. Visit here regularly – in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ll share a new breast cancer “insider secret” with you every day.   •Feeling fatigued from treatment? Try to take a walk, no matter how short. You&rsquo...

6 Comments
  • Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    Oct. 08, 2009

    Thanks for these tips Pj.  I like how the old ones are still there in one handy place.  Another reason the doctor restricts driving after surgery is that the anesthesia can linger longer than we realize and slow our reaction times.

  • KJA
    KJA
    Oct. 17, 2009

    Pj, as you know I have gone through my first treatment, and still doing good, but on tip that had really helped so far is the ice-chips. Not just during chemo, but in the evening when I get a little nausiated, becuase I forget to eat the ice really has helped my mouth and my stomach. Great advise!! Thank you, for just always being there.

    Karen

    • Anonymous
      Lottie
      Dec. 03, 2009

      I'm so glad I found this site.  I am going for my first chemo treatment on the  15th of December.  I had no idea that ice chips would help with some of the side effects.  Thank you for posting these tips.

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Dec. 03, 2009

      You're welcome,Lottie. Best of luck with chemo. And stay in touch here, OK? We can help. PJH

  • Jo-Ann
    Oct. 17, 2009

    Great advice... succinct, clear and to the point.  We may not be able to avoid the nasty treatments associated with BC, but we can make them more livable and more human by sharing our knowledge.  Thank you for sharing your experience, knowledge and most of all, your heart.

    Jo-Ann

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Oct. 17, 2009

      And thank you, Jo-Ann - you've answered/commented all over the site, and I really appreciate you reaching out to help the community here. Smile PJH