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Recording your Body Temperature

Your normal human body temperature is usually at its lowest in the early hours of the morning and highest in mid afternoon. but generally, remains around 36.5°C to 37°C. Having a fever means your body temperature is higher than normal. Something inside your body, such as an infection, has caused your temperature to rise. Some …

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Gift Cards

The financial toll of cancer is staggering, even for those with good health insurance. Gift cards for the stores where they shop in store or online can help a family while giving them the freedom to decide when to use them. Gift cards to Coles/Woolworths could be used online for deliveries and a petrol card …

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Knowing your temperature

Having a fever means your body temperature is higher than normal. Something inside your body, such as an infection, has caused your temperature to rise. Some cancers, drugs and other treatment can also cause fever. Make sure you have a thermometer at home, keep it clean and read the manufacturer’s instructions first. Learn how to take …

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Taking your temperature correctly

A high temperature is a normal response to infection. Make sure you have a thermometer at home, keep it clean and read the manufacturer’s instructions first. Learn how to take a temperature reading correctly so seek advice from your medical team about taking a reading accurately. Keeping a daily record of your temperature is very …

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There’s a duck in Kit

We include a mini duck in our Kits reminding us of Shelli’s duckface fun and representing the importance of staying connected with others. Treatment day meant duckface day for Shelli posting a duckface on Facebook and Instagram. Friends, extended family, other cancer patients and new friends made would post images creating fun vibes. This was an …

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Hydration is so important

Eating can be so difficult during treatment. When Shelli went through brain radiation treatment her head ached and she could not eat. Hydration was so important and you must not ignore this. To function correctly, your body needs both water and electrolytes (such as sodium, potassium and chloride). Water helps to maintain body temperature, digest food and lubricate …

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