When someone you know is undergoing Cancer Treatment or you are taking care of someone undergoing Cancer Treatment keep a few important points in mind and items by your side that will come in handy in day to day life of a cancer patients.
Bed Tray and Special Cups: Bed trays have multi purpose. They can be used by the person eat while lying in bed and patient can keep his book on it and read also. Like-wise these special cups due to their shape enable a patient undergoing treatment to drink in sleeping poison without spilling the liquid.
Soaps that don’t need rinsing are items among must haves. Every small activity makes the patients undergoing cancer treatment tired. So a good substitute for bathing is kind of a soap that cleans the skin but doesn’t require water to rinse the soap. It comes in very useful.
Pills Pulverizer is used for crushing pills. This item is particularly helpful when the patient finds it difficult to swallow. After radiation sometimes a patient experiences dry mouth feeling and it leads to inability in swallowing.
Make bathing chairs or shower stools available for cancer patients to bathe. It’s one hell of a job for someone undergoing treatment to stand while taking shower. It takes energy that a cancer patient may be short of or may need to preserve. An activity that we take for granted is likely to drain them out of energy.
Blanket Support is a must for someone undergoing cancer treatment. When a patient is undergoing radiation therapy it is likely to affect skin and make it very sensitive. Blanket’s harness can cause rashes and hurt the skin. Providing blanket support protects the person’s skin and keeps the body warm at the same time.