Just some silly pointers really for chemoradiation treatment. Things that make life easier
Wear slip on shoes. You need to take your shoes of for radiotherapy so anything easy to put on/take on makes a speedier exit
Wear jogging bottoms or leggings. Again these need to be lowered to expose your pelvic area (it gets covered with a paper towel) so anything that just easily slips up and down is the best idea
Chemo days take a shawl or something to put over your arm as it may get cold
Take your phone charger to the hospital in case if delays
I have found a she wee and empty bottle in the car invaluable. You need to drink a lot and I often find just the walk from the hospital to the car and Im bursting again.
I also sometimes have a long drive so having the reassurance of it in the car with me helps
I wear tena lady knickers on chemo days just in case I don’t quite make it to the loo on time (been ok so far)
Take magazine and snacks on chemo days as is a long day. I have a 4 hour wait between my radiotherapy and chemo so I found the local park and try to go for at least an hours walk to kill time but also stretch my legs.
Always have a bottle of water, my hospital has water fountains all over so I top up as much as possible
Blood test days, make sure you are hydrated, it’s easier to get a vein also make sure if this when you go for your radiotherapy tattoos. They struggled to canulate me for that. I think it took 8 attempts.
Have a drink of water by your bed at night
Make sure you have money in your bag at all times. My car park is £1.50 per day plus you never know if you want a coffee or something.
Pack a bag for chemo the night before. You might even want to take slippers.
That’s all I can think of for now but please feel free to add x