Topic: Elementary school teacher and chemotherapy?

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Posted on: Apr 3, 2017 03:08PM - edited Apr 3, 2017 03:14PM by wisner1558

Posted on: Apr 3, 2017 03:08PM - edited Apr 3, 2017 03:14PM by wisner1558

wisner1558 wrote:

Hi,

I am a 3rd grade teacher who is starting chemotherapy in April. I was wondering if there are any teachers out there who were able to continue teaching. My Onco is worried about all the germs that I would be exposed to….was wondering if anyone could advice.

Surgery 2/16/2017 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 4/4/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 8, 2017 10:16PM gardengypsy wrote:

I am a high school teacher. Chemo wiped me out and there was absolutely no way I could work between treatments.

Between surgery, chemo and radiation, I was out for nine months. I then went back for 5 months but the chemo brain and neuropathy put me out of commission again. Not sure if I will ever go back.

Surgery 12/3/2015 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander Chemotherapy 1/9/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/23/2016 Hormonal Therapy 5/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 6/6/2016 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Dx 2/2021, Other, Stage IV, metastasized to other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Verzenio

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