Yes, there are several things you can do. First, try tibetan singing bowls therapy. YOu can find it on You Tube or on Bodhivistta.com/video.htm Listening to this meditation is extremely calming when you feel stressing. Trying breathing gently when listening to the head chakra video on this website that I promise does help when one is doing chemo and all kinds of feelings both physical and mental creep in, post chemo. You are your own best person when it comes to being still inside and facing the outside world of cancer, doctors, & well meaning friends that sometimes don't know any better. Use alovera juice sold at health food stores, combine with natural fruit or watermellon. Almost make it into the coldest smoothie you can possibly drink. This will help your espohogus ( SP chemo Brain.) to feel cool going down and also help with digestion. Stay off the refined sugar and spicy food. Have massages and acupucture if you can afford. If some one ask what you need, do not be shy to say a massage to relax me. I found as mention Watermellon as cold as possible to be so soothing to my stomach post chemo. Friend can get together a purchase a good juicer that can sub meal when one is feeling as if you want to just jump in a hole and pull the cover over. Emend is a anti nausea med that worked the best for me. ASK FOR IT or mention to your friend. Must take stool softner as this is a side effect. Anti nausea med help but do not take the nausea away completely. Encourage your friend NOT to take anti depressants. Some Drs encourage patients to have them and getting off of anti depressants is horrific, IF extreme depression occurs, hello, how could it not at time, Have your friend investigate Cannibus or St John's wort herb with her Drs. approval. Must tell Dr. every thing you are taking in addition to Chemo. Most important is to try for your friend to stay as calm as possible. If family and or some friend are far too much.... you know who they are, just tell them at this time your friend needsher space ( yes, bring soups, organic fruit, clean her house and if they have a pet. They are the best therapy. I had breast cancer seven years ago and my lab's head slept on my right breast, never left my side. Tell your friend to journal too, it help to purge the feeling which can change dad to day. So many other things that help. Do not isolate the person who is doing chemo and try to be understanding to the sometimes mood changes, LOTS AND LOTS OF HUGS> invaluable. You don't have to speak. God bless and best of luck My prayer is with your friend.View Thread
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