Tentatively Scheduled for in-patient DA-EPOCH-R on 1/1022. No clue what to pack. No idea if I bring food (guarantee I am drinking and eating better than hospital food, and I am always hungry).
Will someone at the hospital let me know how to prepare? All I think I know is what I am reading online. Thanks
All of the above are good suggestions. I was advised to take an electric razor to prevent nicks when shaving...I didn’t use it very much after the first cycle since I lost all of my hair. I also had books to read and even coloring books which helped pass the time. Let me know if you have and questions about DA EPOCH-R.
Jomorisin - bring whatever will make you comfortable - your own pillow and your own pajamas. Bring snacks like crackers and bars if you think you will be hungry. I hope the food there is good, Some oncology units have snacks, including ice cream, available. don't hesitate to ask. I agree with everything Kelly said.
Hi! I would call your Oncologist office and speak to a nurse. When I was in the hospital when I was first diagnosed I had to use their gowns because of the IV. However, I've seen people bring lounge/PJ bottoms since you'll be there several days. My hospital food was good. They let me have a nightly snack. (They wanted me to eat I had no appetite because I was pretty ill in the beginning before I was diagnosed. My first chemo was at night after my diagnosis) I took toiletries, and phone charger. I wore their sock slippers too. I sweated so badly at night that I used their gowns. (I was sweating before I was admitted too) of course my meds they gave me while I was in the hospital. (12 days) I found they were very much accommodating if I needed something. Plus, my husband came daily and would bring something if I needed it. If you have any further questions please feel free to ask. Kelly
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