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Acupuncture from a trained Physiotherapist can help with a variety of symptoms such as pain, constipation, nausea and breathlessness.
You may want to take the opportunity to think about what living with a terminal illness might mean to you, your partner, or relatives, particularly if you become unable to make decisions yourself. You may wish to record what your preferences and wishes for future care and treatment might be or you may simply choose to do nothing at all. One way of making people aware of your wishes is by a process of Advance Care Planning.
Anxiety is one of the most common emotional responses to illness, and it’s a natural reaction. Questions like ‘How will I cope?’, ‘What’s going to happen?’, ‘Will I get better?’ and ‘Will the treatment work?’ may go through your mind.
You may have a lack of appetite for many reasons. It may be caused by your illness, medicine or treatment, or it may be due to other symptoms such as pain, fatigue, constipation, sore mouth (please speak to your doctor or nurse if you have a sore mouth.