Doing the housework
Taking her to appointments
Arranging a healthy life
- Healthy meals. A healthy nutrient-rich diet is an important part of treatment for breast cancer. Eating right can help your wife feel better and stay stronger. Some foods can promote the effects of treatment method and reduce side effects such as vegetables and fruits.
- Exercises. Proper exercises can help improve your wife’s physical function and life quality. However, she should not exercise when she has a low red blood cell count or unstable levels of minerals (sodium, potassium) in her blood. Any exercise should be consulted with her doctor.
- Poor routines. A poor routine such as staying up late, smoking, or using alcohol should be avoided.
Resuming sex life
- Learn about the effects of sex on your wife’s health. Ask a doctor, nurse, or any member of the healthcare team. They can provide you with the information you need.
- Find other pleasures. Some people think that only sex can help them reach orgasm. After breast cancer, you and your wife will go through sometimes when sex is impossible. Try kissing, hugging, cuddling, touching, or stroking.
- Have an open talk with your wife. Talk to her about what you want and ask her about what she wants and not want to do during sexual activities. You two can find the way to please each other.
- Proper supports. Some proper supports can help, such as vaginal moisturizers, lubricants.
Review Date: February 21, 2017 | Last Modified: February 21, 2017
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