Congratulations on finishing your chemotherapy regimen. You are one step closer to recovery. Below you’ll find a few recommendations to complete this journey. This is the third post of a three-part series of my Top 5 Tips for Chemotherapy:
- Pay attention to your body. If you have a fever, go to the ER.
- Know the side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, tingling sensation in your hands and feet. If these symptoms are not tolerable, let your physician know. There are medications used to treat these symptoms.
- Stay close to the hospital at least after the first chemo round, just in case you have unexpected complications.
- Take time off from work and rest! But try not to be in bed 24/7 since it can increase your risk of getting a blood clot in your legs and/or lungs.
- You may have to have multiple visits to the lab to check your blood work. Don’t miss them. They are ordered to make sure your blood counts, kidney, and liver functions are ok. If there are problems, then the doctor needs to intervene and catch it early.