Dana Farber recently published an article about the items one survivor keeps in her chemo bag. That got me thinking…what was in my chemo bag? And what was/is in yours?
I always had a stuffed animal (usually my childhood bear), chapstick (really a must all the time), a bottle of water (I carry a Nalgene with me absolutely everywhere I go), layers (comfy sweaters for the win), headphones, my phone, a game book (logic puzzles were my favorite), an iPad or computer, and a notebook to take notes with when talking with my oncology team.
I am an avid reader but during chemo couldn’t get myself to focus on a book. TV, movies, logic puzzles, and phone games because my go-to activities to distract myself. I also spent a TON of time just staring around the room.
What about you? What’s in your chemo bag?