Emotional and Physical Health
A life-threatening illness can be demanding for you and your family. As a patient or caregiver, managing the physical and emotional changes you or your loved one experience throughout the transplant process is key.
These resources outline the potential day-to-day challenges, explain how your physical and emotional well-being may be affected, and provide tools and resources for coping.
Integrative medicine is based on a practitioner-client partnership in which both conventional and alternative strategies are used to stimulate the body's natural healing potential. Use these resources and talk to your health care team to learn about what may work with your existing treatment plan.
Each person’s transplant experience is unique. In addition to a patient's need for support, your family members and caregiver can also find support to help them through the journey. Use these resources to find emotional support for any age and at any stage, from diagnosis through survivorship.
Feeling tired after transplant is a very common long-term side effect and can differ for each patient. Fatigue can be a result of treatment, medications or increased physical activity. Use these resources to learn more about how to understand your symptoms and manage fatigue.
Knowing about the potential fertility effects of treatment as soon as possible may help you take steps to plan for the future.These resources will help you understand different fertility options that may work for you and provide information to discuss with your health care team.
Grief and Bereavement
Dealing with the loss of a close friend or family member is a life-changing experience. As you learn new ways to cope, use these resources to guide you through the grief process or to help someone else who is suffering a loss.
The transplant process can have an effect on personal relationships. Use these resources to renew or strengthen your existing relationships, or to learn about dating and intimacy after transplant.
Transplant survivors can experience sexual problems such as a lack of interest in sex, inability to perform and pain. These resources can help answer questions about intimacy and other sexuality issues.