CHEMOTHERAPY IN DETAIL
Chemo Day Unit
My Chemo is at the incredible Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith, at the Chemo Day Unit, Level 6 – where the staff are just amazing!
I walked into the main waiting area with my husband and we checked in at reception and took a seat.
There are all walks of life seated in the waiting area. Different backgrounds, various ages and at various stages of their treatments.
Some had full head of hair like me, some completely bald, men and women; some with beautiful wigs and some with lovely soft scarves neatly wrapped over there head or cool hats like the turban hat.
I felt like I was the youngest there. That day there were more older men and women than young.
The waiting room has big armchairs. There’s a TV usually showing day-time TV like 'Homes under the Hammer', and lots of free Tea and Coffee. Many leaflets on show too, all to do with Cancer advice and help you might need.
The waiting isn’t long – I got called in and went into the double doors of the Chemo Day Unit.
You walk in and are always greeted by smiles from someone. The round little main desk is to the left, almost in the middle and there are armchairs scattered all over the room in different sections. All the chairs are electric recliners so they are super comfy!
Each chair usually has a little table next to it or another normal chair for your +1 to sit on and be with you.
There’s another side to the Unit – as you walk in, you go to the right. On the way there’s free sandwiches in the fridge, lots of biscuits and nibbles and a water cooler.
Myself and Micks always like to buy some goodies like chocolate biscuits for everyone to enjoy. Even the nurses get stuck into them.
Another good thing is you get all the pillows you want! Super soft pillows too.
The room itself looks like a typical Hospital room – all clinical and white.
But the views are just gorgeous overlooking the landscape of London and its Landmarks.
My husband is such a gem, he can’t sit down when he’s there – all he wants to do is help, especially the elderly, he has a soft spot for them.
We've made a few friends along the way at Chemo and met some really wonderful people. Some of whom are going through even harder difficulties than me.