My mum came home from hospital last night! They've finally sorted her infections and bladder issues and have told her to get home and start building her strength for chemo. She has a meeting with her oncologist a week on Monday and he wants to see her looking much better in his clinic.
However, it is clear from last night that she is very weak indeed - to the point where she can't get up the stairs or walk any more than a few paces. This has come about as a result of the infection, not eating for a month and obviously the nasty cancer growths and cells doing their horrible business.
How can we help her recover sufficiently to walk in to clinic and look like she will withstand treatment? Food is obviously a key issue - she is still not eating very much at all but we are on the case with supplements, smoothies etc. I feel that she could do with some form of physio to help her lose the jelly feeling in her legs. Has anyone got any tips on exercises or anything else we could try?
Thank you xxx