Suggestions for Patients
Write down your questions to make sure you don’t forget anything you want to discuss. Bring someone with you to see the doctor who can help ask questions as well as remember and understand new information.
Take your time
Important decisions such as a choosing a doctor, deciding on a treatment and surgery should be carefully considered. Take time to think and talk with others about options and what is best for you.
Join a support group
Support groups offer interaction with people who have had similar experiences. They can be a very good network to give you reassurance and first-hand experiences.
Take good care of your body
Learn about and practice good nutrition, relaxation techniques and healthy habits that help your body heal.
Treat yourself well
Celebrate triumphs, no matter how small. Reward yourself with a massage, a walk in the park or anything that will help give you peace of mind and joy.