Hey guys! I’m sharing the final part of my chemo survival kit series today. (In case you missed it, check out part one & part two for more ideas on creating an incredibly helpful gift for anyone going through chemotherapy). All of the links are in the titles for each product below.
Neuropathy is a common side effect when going through chemo, and it can make your feet very sensitive to touch. Make sure you find a nice, super fluffy pair of socks with treads on the bottom — the cushier, the better!
The Chemono is a cool little product designed for women who use a port for their chemotherapy treatment. Instead of having to expose your chest every time they need to access the port, you can wear this wrap top. It has a special little hatch opening right where most people have their chest ports, so the medical staff can access it easily. It also works as a nice alternative to hospital gowns!
Weakened immune systems mean that you will need to disinfect everything ALL the time. Hand sanitizing wipes are great because they travel well (no spills!) and can also pull double-duty as cleaning wipes. These wipes are available on Amazon, but you can also find a ton of great travel-sized toiletries at Minimus.biz.
Thymuskin makes shampoos & treatments specifically formulated to prevent hair loss and regrow & thicken hair without any side effects. There are a lot of product choices available, and it is one of the brands mentioned frequently when combating hair loss related to chemo and radiation. (Warning: this stuff is expensive, so you may want to try the travel kit first!)
Comfort & coziness are top priorities, so make sure you have an easy-to-carry blanket & pillow set. This one from EuroCOZY features an arm sling (helps you rest more comfortably while sitting up) & a special pocket for your phone or mp3 player.
- You can order pre-assembled chemo comfort kits from GivingComfort.org.
- You can also nominate or apply for a free chemo comfort kit! There are awesome kits available from Fighting Fancy & CancerHawk.
Stay strong, my friends! If you are putting one of these chemo survival kits together for a loved one, I can assure you that it will be one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give during such a tough time.