How can I help my mom through chemotherapy?
September 13, 2005 8:34 AM Subscribe
How can I help my mom through chemotherapy? She has breast cancer, and has had a bilateral mastectomy and is healing well. There's a lot of cancer in my family, and I've been picking up tips from various sources, but I thought I'd cast my advice net a little wider.
posted by Sara Anne to Health & Fitness (17 answers total)
I've been advised to give up strong smelling foods and switch from stinky coffee to tea (ack, NO!!!), to wash all her linens and clothing in salt water to get rid of the smell of fabric softener, to have a good supply of stool softeners and hemorrhoid creams, to never ever let any doctor give her compazine. I'm looking for more tips like this, small practical things that will help make her more comfortable. Also, if anyone can refer books or websites, I'd be grateful.