This post itself is the draft of one that's getting published in USA Today for Blood Cancer Week. And because it's blood cancer week, I don't go into surgeries too much... that'll be another post!
1) Ask as much as you can, and ask if it can be written down or summarised.
2) Build an army
3) Don’t be afraid to reach out online either.
4) Don’t trust everything you see and hear on the internet though.
5) Don’t let the word chemotherapy scare you.
6) Infection control is VITAL
7) The practicalities
8) Boredom… and waiting will suck.
9) Your nurses are your best friends
My hospital room =P (itss true btw)BIG <3 to the nursing staff. The gals (and 1 guy) have been sooooo good to me and have made me realise that nurses are the true "doctors" in hospitals... they really do all the work, doctors just take the glory haha grin emoticon
They work tooooo hard, a lot of worked 2 shifts in a row for a couple nights in a row (thats 18 hours straight) because people that caring are sooooo hard to find and they're sooo undermanned. If you ever find yourself in a hospital (god forbid) and have to wait a while, please give these angels some consideration... They're really the crust of humanity and deserve more than they're getting. Posted by Nikhil Autar on Friday, 1 July 2011