8 October 2018

I love this place…. in France the health insurance pays for the therapy and apparently the long time effects are amazing. “This is not Lourdes” is Martine’s answer to the benefits…. “there is no magic healing, but you will notice the benefits, when you are at home.”

Wrong – I am all relaxed already and excited to start therapy today!

The hotel is amazing – the attention to detail and the special features to accommodate patients with skin irritations, eczema or neurodermatitis – avoiding carpets and curtains in the rooms, having an air cleaning system instead of an air conditioning, keeping it all natural and plain and the kitchen can cater to any needs.

I see Doctor Petite, who examines my scars, my skin and my medical history….I shall evaluate my skin dryness, itchiness, pain, etc. on a scale from 1-10…. I think I am a four, but as she examines my skin, I just a hear a “10”, when it come to dryness – now it is not really a surprise, as it is a common side effect of chemo therapy and my chemo pills attach my hands and feet….

I get a prescription for baths, massages and wraps and the clinic arranges a schedule accordingly. Martine and Elise have lunch with Lindsay, her Mum and us and take our hand to guide us through treatment. They reserve the Monday afternoons to new arrivals and show them the tricks, so we are ready to face the busy treatment mornings and know where to go.

The therapy plan focuses on hydro therapy and any of the physical therapies in the morning, while I participate in the chemo patients programme in the afternoon including art therapy, sports, nutrician seminars, meditation, relaxation, discussion rounds and visualization …. I will be a busy bee, but happy!

I get a bag with slippers, towels and a bathrobe and an empty bottle, which I have to fill at one of the thermal fountains and drink at least 1,5l thermal water every day, I get a lot of creams, thermal sprays and shower oil as prescribed my Dr. Petite 🤗 and we go …. 20 minutes bath with jets, 20 minutes water massage – the massage bench had shower heads above it and I am being massaged while warm water runs all over my body. Then it’s shower time – the shower cubicle looks scary with a lot of pipes and jets and scars me, but once it starts, I cannot stop laughing…. it is sooo tickly…. this lasts for 5 minutes and then I am in a thermal mist for 5 minutes.

The next 5 minutes my head is in a maschine, which massages my scalp with water jets and I almost fall asleep…. I will a bit exhausted, but very clean, relaxed and I will probably grow webs after three weeks 😉

It is amazing – I am overwhelmed and we will all go to bed after dinner…. I have to be in the clinic 7:40 tomorrow morning 😴😴😴 Guess I will have a quick and quiet breakfast!

All the personal care and attention, the treatment, the area…. I am living the moment and am the luckiest girl in the world to be here!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Katze und Wohnmobil ? Geht doch !

Reiseberichte, Tipps und Informationen rund ums Wohnmobil

Healthy Living Sage

Because what U Eat does Matter!

MaiRose42

My Life with and after Breastcancer

SU-mmerfield - Diagnose Leben

Aufklärung, Unterstßtzung und Motivation bei Brustkrebs

Glam up your Lifestyle

Ü40 + Ü50 Blog für Mode, Lifestyle, Beauty, Fitness und gesunde Ernährung

DerBrustkrebsundIch

Ich habe dem Tumor gekĂźndigt, fĂźr immer!!! Und das ist mein neues, wunderbar, facettenreiche Leben!!

Metahasenbändigerin

Hier geht es den Metahasen an den Kragen

Paulina Paulette

Leben mit Brustkrebs, Tagebuch, Familie, auf dem Weg der Genesung

lifecanbebeautiful

Sharing self help tips/advice/blogs on how to make your life beautifully positive!

Jasmine's Quarter Life Crisis

I've kindly been served up a helping of cancer at the grand old age of 25. An honest and (sometimes) witty documentation of living with Stage 4 High Grade B-Cell Lymphoma and the delights of chemotherapy.

The [Other] C Word

highs, lows, and slows of yet another cancer fighter

The Cancer Bus

Living with metastatic breast cancer, not dying from a bus accident.

Big C. Little Me.

Putting the can in cancer

Big C Little Me - My Cancer Fight

Every Journey Brings Blessings

carolionk

Fashion, Healthy Living, Beauty & Travel Blog

Bikes Philosophy

We're gonna travel the world by bike to spread love, respect and culture of bicycle all over!

smilethroughthefog.wordpress.com/

My uncensored life through cancer

SchĂśnlinge

Ein Foto- und Mutmachprojekt von und mit Frauen, die von kreisrundem Haarausfall betroffen sind.

%d bloggers like this: