Care During Chemotherapy and Beyond
Sarah - A 14 Year Old Survivor
I'm 14 yrs old and I have been in remission for almost 2 years. One of the
things that got me through being sick was just to put myself in a positive frame
of mind. I would think about the chemo attacking all the cancer cells in my
body and killing them (like in a cartoon!!) I would then try to do some type
of relaxation stuff; like imagine that I was anyplace but Children's Hospital!
One of the things that helped me with my nausea was that my mom got some lavender
tincture at the health food store. She would put some of it on cotton balls
and put it all over my room. It made my nausea go down by at least half.
Plus the nurses really liked coming to my room!!
I would like to help anyone that I can that is going through this, whether you are
an adult or a kid. I have been there and I will answer any questions or talk
to you at any time.
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