Here are some tips that will help you feel better throughout your chemotherapy treatments:
Sleep at least 8 hours each night and take 1-2 short naps during the day.
Eat 5-6 small meals or snacks each day instead of three big meals.
Choose foods and drinks that are high in calories and protein. For those with diarrhea, eat low-fiber foods.
Drink at least 8-12 cups of water or other fluids every day. Warm or hot fluids (coffee or tea) seem to help with constipation.
Wash your hands often with soap and water. Do so before cooking and eating, and after using the bathroom, blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing or touching animals.
Carry hand sanitizer with you.
Keep your mouth moist. Avoid spicy or acidic foods if you develop mouth sores.
Choose foods that are soft and easy to chew and swallow liked cooked cereals, mashed potatoes, and scrambled eggs.
These are just some of the many, many ways to help you feel better during your treatment. For more information on Medical Oncology and chemotherapy and other treatments, talk to your physician or nurse.