Monday, January 18, 2010

My Medicine Bag

This past year and a half I’ve had quite the variety of side effects from my two chemotherapies. To help myself along, I purchased a little plastic organizer for all my cancer related medical stuff. I need to have someplace where I can keep things organized. The issue is I can’t remember where I placed this or that and I don’t have the patience to go look for it.

Probably the most important item in the container is my thermometer ... a must for every chemo patient. A normal temperature is paramount and I’d have to say everything else comes in a close second. To help prevent any chance of infection, I try to keep my stuff separate from Ds and don’t share... things like nail clippers, polysporin tubes and the Q-tip container. I regularly wipe things down with alcohol wipes to make sure it all stays as clean as possible.


I find this container is a perfect size and if I’m traveling, I just toss it in my carry-on. That way I pretty well know that I have everything I need.

8 comments:

Kia Taylor said...

Just checking in to see how you're doing and actually heading out to get some things to help me become a bit more organized:)

Joanie M said...

John had a similar bag and box for his stuff when he was going through chemo.

Raden Galoh said...

Hi sis...

I have my medicine container like yours too at home, but mine has the color red so i can see it if my memory fails me...

in my working bag I have a small bag, green colour that contains all daytime medicine...

we do what we need to do...

take care. love.

Renee said...

Daria I have all mine in a huge makeup bag.

xoxox

Deb said...

Keeping records is indeed vital..I'm cargiver for hubby and writing it all down is sooo very important! I, like you, always have my thermoter handy, even if he should take a trip to the hospital, it's always in my pocket. Excellent information as always Daria for your viewers. Hope your dry feet are getting better. Last night I purchased Urea 20 cream for hubby for a new rash that popping it's head..have you ever heard of it? I'll let you know if it's a good one.
Take care now,
Debbie

livingbeyondbc said...

Great idea to stay organized! Many women find it helpful during treatment. Thanks for sharing!

Sara Williams said...

Well done for being so organised Daria!

julie said...

Great idea, Daria. Lots of people can use this!
I wasn't so organized...wish I had been. I would just run around looking for things constantly, which was tricky since I had no brain - when I got to the next room, I'd already forgotten what I needed.