I'm going to be starting ipi/nivo soon, and I wanted to ask the experts about what I could expect. I've read a lot about what to expect after my infusions (side effects and such, especially fatigue), but are there tips and tricks for before/during?
Like, for example, are there certain things I should/shouldn't eat or drink before an infusion? Is it better on an empty stomach or a full one or somewhere in between? I was planning on reading, maybe playing some tablet games while I'm getting infused; did you find other activities better for some reason? Do you feel better afterwards if you just nap through it?
Does exercising on the days you're not being infused help? (I mean, I know it'd help my overall health, but does it feel like it makes infusion days better/easier or help stave off/ease symptoms afterwards in some way?) Are there particular exercises or activities that you've found especially useful (yoga, mediation, cardio, weight lifting, whatever)?
Does listening to music during infusions help? Obviously drinking water beforehand helps them find veins, but any other tips to make the process go smoother? I assume comfortable clothes are a must. Do you tend to get cold during infusions? Are you allowed to drink or eat anything while you're being infused?
Is there anything you know now that you wish you'd known before you started ipi/nivo?
Thanks for any help you can give. ^_^
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