Treatment At Home
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To many kids are having to go into hospital just for a simple blood test, dressing change or a dose of chemotherapy! With myself going through cancer last year I was one of those kids who had to drive 2 hours to get to the hospital for a simple blood test and dressing change. Here a only a few reasons why Treatment Should Be At Home
Just because your not in hospital doesn't mean your feeling 100 percent all the time sometimes you feel really yuck and you don't want to have to travel a long way and get a test and everything you need doing, when you could have people come to you so you don't have to feel worse.
Your more comfortable in your own space and own bed.
Hospitals esspically if you've had long stays in them can be very depressing and ruin your mood.
Its more convenient, it's more relaxed and way less hassle.
Sudies show that treating cancer patients at home reduces the risk of them developing an infection when their white cell count is low. It is also a strong belief that patients have reduced nausea and vomiting, improved appetite, much better sleep patterns and reduced fatigue levels when treated at home. When someone kid or adult is going through something as difficult as chemotherapy you want to make sure they're as comfortable as can be going through this journey.
On a more personal note if I hadve had the opertunity to have all my blood tests, dressing changes and chemo ect all at home it would've made a worlds difference. It for sure would've helped having my things around me and my family with me.
So please support me as I try to make it possible to have TREATMENTS AT HOME!
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