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What to bring for a Stem Cell Transplant?

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This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Norma DeLong 1 week, 6 days ago.

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    emily59
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    So, it’s time for my first (let’s say my one and only) Stem Cell Transplant. For those of you who have been through this process or work in the field, could you give some tips on what to bring? Most importantly…can I bring my phone and ipad? 🙂 I’d be so lost since my family and friends will be far away. I’ve seen this list: http://cancer.dartmouth.edu/blood-marrow/what-to-bring-transplant.html . Anything to add, subtract, or emphasis? And, yes. I’m scared to the moon and back. Thanks.

    #35726

    Sherry Pratt
    Participant

    Emily, yes you can bring those.. be sure you bring a charger with a long cord. I had mine plugged at the head of my bed and it rested near my pillow at night. If you have an Echo Dot they are very useful while you are in the hospital. Also warm comfortable clothing. A housecoat or robe. If you have more questions send me an email. Pratt8075@aol.com

    #35727

    emily59
    Participant

    Thank you! How did you use your Echo Dot? I don’t have one but if it seems handy enough, heck I’m spending retirement funds like there’s no tomorrow….lol.

    #35730

    Sherry Pratt
    Participant

    I plugged it into my room. She could tell me the weather, play music, tell me jokes when I felt bad to lighten up the mood. Okay restful sleeping sounds, read me the Bible and books. You can play games with her and my doctors loved her.

    #35742

    Norma DeLong
    Participant

    Emily, I don’t have advice on what to bring for the transplant but will tell you the 3 most basic & important things that got me through the transplant were: drink 5 to 8 bottles of water a day, eat, & keep moving, no matter what or how lousy you may feel. Good luck.

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