Rejoining society after chemo—when is it safe?
I just finished chemo and am wondering when it is safe to rejoin society. Maybe others have the same question? I am fully vaccinated, and was before chemo started, but will still be wearing my mask, avoiding crowds, restaurants, etc. And so is my husband, to keep me safe (bless him!). Our state fully opened up, and while it is joyful to see people out, we are not ready. My MO says I should be ok since I'm vaccinated and counts have been fine, but he respects our cautiousness.
So…where in the US can we get a blood test of our COVID neutralizing antibodies to see if our memory B cells are working properly, one month after chemo, or 3 months? Better understanding of our immune response seems like a great question for a clinical study, and expect there are many of us in this situation. Does anyone know of such a study?
Any other insights? How are others dealing with this?
Many thanks everybody, best wishes and hugs.