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Reading material while on Chemo


#1

My son in law will be starting chemo next Monday July 21/14... I was wondering if anybody could recommend a good book to read for him... I found one I thought may fit the bill called, Ask and it is Given... ty


#2

Make sure it's an easy read meaning the reader doesn't have to think deeply. Chemo makes people very tired... I am not sure I would have liked this type of book during chemo but that's just me.


#3

I agree re: easy reads. Two books I enjoyed were Gone Girl and The Goldfinch. I would look for an entertaining rather than an enlightening book.


#4

Ty... is there anything else U could recommend I do as a caregiver..



Elodie Espesset said:

Make sure it's an easy read meaning the reader doesn't have to think deeply. Chemo makes people very tired... I am not sure I would have liked this type of book during chemo but that's just me.


#5

Thank you for all your replies... This speed of responses is truly uplifting, ty...


#6

Going through chemo, a patient can turn into his worst self, potentially aggressive and ungrateful. Patience is the best asset for a caregiver. Don't take anything your son-in-law may do or say personal...


#7

I just finished reading The new book by Mark Herzlich. He plays for the NY Giants and has a remarkable and inspiring story about his experience with Ewing Sarcoma. When my husband was fighting his SS, we found several interviews with Mark, on line, and it gave us hope. I found this book to be very inspiring, and not just from the sarcoma side, but from the life side. It’s. Not a hard read, and it might be validating and inspiring to read while undergoing treatment.