Life after a stem cell transplant comes with its own set of challenges and leaving hospital for the first time can be both a happy but daunting experience. Some people find their recovery is relatively straightforward, but for others it can be very difficult and demanding.
Every person’s recovery is unique and these pages are here to help and support you throughout this journey.
The Mind section focuses on how your recovery could affect your mental health – from the emotions you might feel to concerns about body image and memory – and offers help on how to talk about difficult problems. It also looks at how recovery could affect your relationships with those closest to you and how to cope during more difficult times.
You can find more information, support and advice on the following potential challenges:
It can be difficult to know the best ways to cope with these challenges and many people use a variety of different techniques that they find work best for them. It might involve some trial and error but when it comes to finding what’s best for you, you should trust your instincts. You can try some of them on your own, while others involve healthcare professionals or the help of charities. We have outlined some of these strategies here.
If you have a query or question that isn’t covered here, the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) at your hospital will be able to help.
Alternatively, you could talk to our Patient Services team on 0303 303 0303 or email@example.com.
We also have advice for family members who are caring for someone who has had a stem cell transplant here.
Information published: 13/11/18
Next review due: 13/11/21