Rehabilitation takes you back to your ordinary, everyday life
Rehabilitation is the journey from being a patient to getting back to your ordinary life. This is a long but rewarding journey. Along the road there are moments of success and joy as well as of challenges and dismay.
Taking care on one’s wellbeing promotes rehabilitation. Take care of yourself – sleep enough, exercise with moderation and eat healthy and nutritious food throughout all stages of the illness.
The treatment and rehabilitation processes of some cancer illnesses are described on these pages. There is more information on all of this on the web pages of the Health Village (in Finnish) sponsored by specialized medical care.
Rehabilitation proceeds in collaboration with health care professionals. It may consist of services, guidance, physiotherapy or training courses.
A rehabilitation counselor is available to provide guidance so that you can maintain your activities and manage your everyday living. Your doctor may refer you for physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nutrition counseling to help you combat the challenges of treatment and rehabilitation.
You may ask the rehabilitation manager if it is possible for you to have a friend accompany you at rehabilitation planning.