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Staying Warm This Winter

By Abby Henry Singh January 28, 2015Pearls of Wisdom Blog

With the temperatures dropping and snow covering the ground, how are you going to stay warm this winter? When going through cancer treatment, you may be a little more sensitive to changes in temperature. Also, hospitals and treatment centers are notoriously chilly. Here are some fun tips to keep warm and comfortable in the coming days:

  • If your treatment caused you to lose hair, cover up with a wool or knit cap to keep you head warm.
  • Take a blanket with you to chemo and appointments. Add an extra pair of wooly socks and a scarf to your tote bag as well.
  • Use disposable hand warmers or make your own using rice!
  • Wear layers! Start with thermal underwear as your base and add a shirt, sweater, and coat on top. If you start to warm up, you can always remove a layer.
  • Warm up with a bowl of your favorite soup, or try this recipe for Old Fashioned Tomato Soup.
  • Put on a pot of your favorite tea, or if you are having issues with nausea, try this Cinnamint Green Tea. It contains ginger which can help with an upset stomach.
  • Cuddle up with your partner, kids, or pet on the couch and watch a movie or catch up on a TV show. Stick your throw blanket in the dryer first to get it nice a warm.
  • If you notice any gaps or drafts under your doors, roll up a towel and place it at the bottom of the door to keep warm air in the room.
  • Bake something delicious, like these chocolate chip cookies. Having the oven on will warm your house as well. (Just wake sure to turn it off when the cookies are done!)

What tips do you have for staying warm during the winter?

Abby Henry Singh

Author Abby Henry Singh

Manger Content, Outreach, and Outcomes Abby Henry Singh is a native of Sevierville, Tennessee, and a graduate of Belmont University with a bachelor’s degree in English and history. She has been a member of PearlPoint Cancer Support for over 5 years. Previously, Singh was the Program and Outreach Manger for the Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Chapter where she worked to raise disease awareness and support those diagnosed with the disease through educational programs. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the Belmont English alumni book club.

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