When your blood counts have reached a safe level and any side effects have improved, you will be able to go home. You must also be eating and drinking well, and be able to take tablets. As you get nearer to leaving hospital, you may start feeling impatient. Or you may feel anxious about going home and leaving the support of the hospital. It can be hard to adjust to leading an independent life again after spending so long in hospital. When you first go home you should arrange for a relative or friend to stay with you. Or, the hospital staff can arrange for you to have support from carers when you go home.
There will still be some things that you can’t do, and it may seem as though you’ll never get back to your normal life again. But as you recover, you’ll usually find that the focus shifts away from the treatment you’ve been through and back to day-to-day living.