Recipes for Success
Our treatments for cancer within the NHS are broadly similar, with trusted clinicians following a tried and tested series of steps and solutions, towards the best possible outcome for us - well that's the theory! But as with all recipes, it's important to have the right ingredients, to mix them in the right way and correct order. It's equally important, and sometimes overlooked, that we play an absolutely vital role in our own treatment.
A recipe for success includes being as positive as we can, not easy we know!; and carefully following the instructions of clinicians; keeping as well as we can by staying active day to day, a short daily walk does wonders, and being proactive in dealing with medications, appointments and other health issues as they crop up. Yes, it's definitely not easy when we feel lousy, but with a little help and humour from those around us and some 'get up and go', the road to a full recovery isn't far away.