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What are some things I can do to pass the time while receiving therapy?

Things to take or do:

  • Book
  • Magazine
  • Newspaper
  • Crossword puzzle or suduko game
  • Hand held games - (if they are quiet or have headphones)
  • Bring your own music (I-pod or MP3 player)
  • A neck pillow - the type used on airplanes
  • Pictures of your family or loved ones
  • Study for that upcoming test
  • Bring your computer and get some work done, watch a movie, or play games.
  • Snacks and a drink (if allowed in the infusion room)
  • Bring paper and pen - make a list of things you need to do
  • Write a letter -a letter of encouragement - of love - of thanks.
  • Catch up on paper work
  • Plan a party
  • Make your shopping list
  • Knit
  • Crochet
  • Draw or doodle
  • Plan a trip
  • Take a nap
  • Pray
  • Meditate

PLEASE DO NOT TALK ON YOUR CELL PHONE - Place your phone on vibrate mode or turn it off. This is not a time for talking on the phone (unless you have an OK from the infusion staff).

Arrive at the infusion center with a:

  • Smile
  • Positive attitude (you are in good hands).
  • Personal affirmation - Find one that feels good and energizes you. For example: "I have the perfect medicine...at the perfect time...I am healing."
  • Sit back and relax
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/12/2014

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