The Chemo Pack had many things in it that I would never have thought of in advance. The best item of all was the pillow! It never occurred to me to take one even though most times I sit or lie down, my back immediately commences to hurt. Of course, as soon as I positioned myself in the chemo chair, that’s what happened, so I placed the pillow alongside my right back, and the pain subsided. Next most helpful gift: the collapsible water bottle! I’m frequently feeling dry due to fluid restriction, and those sips of water help. With the water bottle—something else I never considered ahead of time—I could get sips without bothering the nurses or getting up to walk to the kitchenette when I was feeling drowsy from all the drugs. Next, the plastic envelope, wherein I can now put all the papers they’ve given me for the test results, appointments, etc., and which contained the business cards insert sheet! If you only knew what a relief that was to get that, because I’ve been carrying around my accumulating pile of my doctors’ phone numbers in a rubber band-bound wad in my pocket book!
The pill box is very handy because now I won’t have to carry the big med bottles each time I go. They prescribed oral meds for me to bring each treatment to take first before the IV meds start. The cotton tissue embossed with hearts is so lovely, and so pretty I’m reluctant to use it, but I certainly enjoy having it. The pashmina is beautiful and I’m told lavender is a good color for me. The pad of paper and pen—I can never be without them, contributing to my very large pocketbook. I also love the skincare items. I read and was told to expect changes in the skin, so I’ll be glad to follow the regimen prescribed. And the lip balm? I go through that like candy due to dry mouth and lips, so that is really needed.
The BFFL Co people certainly had their thinking caps on when they designed the Chemo Pack because, like I said, I didn’t even know I needed these articles—but I did!