Getting Better - Physically and Emotionally
You can improve your physical and mental health after transplant by eating healthy, exercising and doing things you enjoy. Dealing with relationships, understanding emotional changes and honoring your personal coping style are also important to your health and healing. Many resources are available to help you get better, faster.
Physical Health - After your bone marrow or cord blood transplant, your body is working hard to rebuild your immune system and your strength. You can support your own recovery by making healthy choices.
Emotional Health - Going through a transplant can change a person in many ways. Give yourself time to deal with the emotional impact of the transplant.
Returning to Work - When you feel up to it and your blood counts have returned to normal, talk with your doctor about going back to work.
Returning to School - After a bone marrow or cord blood transplant, most children receive home-schooling until they are well enough to return to regular school.