I hope this company makes more kits like these. I have the recovery one. Just so useful. There are too many things in it. I haven't even used everything yet. Thank you!!
I did research on what you can do to help people that are suffering from cancer and this showed up.
Without my sister giving me this gift I don't know how I would deal with these appointments. It's so easy to grab my bag and go to each appointment ready.
Ottawa West Manual
Cloth-elastic-wrist-band with a bead-like hard object embedded in the bracelet. Applies pressure to the Nei Kuan acupressure point soothing/preventing nausea and vomiting.
A yummy (despite chemo taste changes) nausea soothing and preventing treat. Everybody recommends these tasty vibrant treats. GF, V, Non GMO.
Hot and comforting, peppermint is widely used for nausea management throughout the ages. It is known for soothing upset stomachs and vomiting. Also said to cool the body from the inside-out. We chose Buddha Teas for their non-bleached bags and Organic teas.
This is a simple meal when regular food is too difficult. We included these non-flavored oatmeal packets in our backup kits as a timely reprieve should cooking, taste change, scents or digestion become difficult. Oatmeal is low scent, easy to prepare, simple to digest and a source of great nutrition.
Many cancer and chemo patients develop extreme sensitivities to scents, perfumes, cooking smells and flower/plant aromas. We included these travel-sized tools in our packages as a timely reprieve should scent sensitivity flare up.
Many chemo patients complain of a metallic taste that can ruin many flavors. The term is 'Metal-mouth'. The aftercare kit includes a set of re-usable non-metal cutlery that are easy to wash, which helps reduce plastic waste from disposable cutlery.
Nausea can hit at night and there is not much time to rush to the bathroom or some nights sleeping is difficult. This LED turns off when ambient light is strong and turns on when the room is dark. A safe, simple but effective way of lighting a path in the dark when you don't want to wake up family.
Silence the world around you and rest at any-time/any-where during the day with these high-quality ear plugs. We chose the 3M earplugs because of the quality of the foam and string. These are used in industrial settings but are very comfortable.
Recovering well requires sleep and rest. Block the light and get some much needed rest with this comfortable eye mask.
From natural sleeping aid to calming nerves and stomach, it has been used for centuries. Also recommended to be used as a mouth rinse which helps relieve mouth sores. Organic and the bags are unbleached.
Soothe your irritated skin, calm the nerves and ready yourself for a good nights rest with these bath salts. Epsom salts have been used for treating aches and pains for generations.
It took a while to find a basic, great value cream that absorbs well, is not oily feeling, lasts on the skin and does not trigger nausea due to scent-sensitivity. The TRUE line is sold by a fellow Canadian, Calgary based company that we are happy to work with.
Nails and cuticles can be severely damaged by chemo treatments. Keep your nails stronger and healthier with this portable cuticle oil.
Heavy duty lip balm. Does a great job not feeling oily and keeping lips hydrated.
Flexible straws are a convenient way to encourage sipping when you have difficulty moving. We prefer reusable versions but those require special cleaning process (which is risky when the immune system is compromised).
A simple and challenging way to keep the mind engaged. Helps to exercise the chemo brain away. Over 240 puzzles per book. A good distraction to chase the stress away.
When mobility is an issue for various reasons like energy loss, nausea or pain, sometimes the electric things you want to use are just too far from the plug in the wall. Another support tool to help keep in touch with loved-ones and facilitate distraction. 1.2M , 4FT cord with 3 plugs.
A cozy soft head covering helps prevent some of the heat release and keeps you warmer. Patients recommended this type of hat for its soft flexibility during hair changes and its versatility in that it can be used as a neck-warmer, a bandana, a full cap and other possibilities. Instructions on the many ways to use the scarf are in each kit.
The Benefits of Xylitol are many. The benefits of peppermint, a cherry on the top. Where to start... Xylitol is a natural sugar-alcohol (diabetics can have these mints!). This prevents oral bacteria from being able to digest it which starves and kills off the bacteria. This brings the pH (the acidity level) of the mouth to a more neutral environment helping to prevent cavities (which are caused by acidity). Xylitol also increases saliva flow which helps with dry-mouth and exposes the teeth to healing minerals helping the mouth to naturally prevent and re-calcify current potential cavities. You will notice that your teeth feel smoother after enjoying a mint. Xylitol is recommended by Hygienists and Dentists. Peppermint, on the other hand, naturally slows the digestion down which soothes the stomach when upset, calms nausea and cools the body internally.
We chose floss picks instead of floss string for hygienic reasons and for ease of use. The mouth exaggerates its current health state while going through chemo treatments and radiation. Difficulties in the mouth are a heavy strain on the already taxed immune system.
Chemo and radiation can affect oral tissues and cause sensitivity and mouth sores. Toothettes are a softer/gentler alternative to a toothbrush, helping to brush the teeth when strong sensitivities arise.
Chemo compromises the immune system making it more difficult to fend off viruses and bacterial infections. It is very important to have friends and family spend time and support the chemo patient to raise spirits. Wearing masks is a safe way to spend more time together.
Stay organized or write your thoughts down.
The simple things are important when moving is difficult.
Accessible Tissue Paper.
Make recovery relief more convenient. Back-up-ready when nausea and side-effects hit, and running around is too difficult. Better prepared in an all-in-1 kit.
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