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Posted on: Aug 15, 2020 10:34AM

Ladyc2020 wrote:

a little back story - I revived my dx last Thursday and have not worked since. I am a part time wedding and family photographer, self employed. Even with Covid, since June I have had generally 2 small outdoor weddings a month and 2 other jobs a week. I have reassigned my jobs for Aig and September to other photographers I know, first of all due lot needing a few days to process and learn and do everything I need to do but most importantly due to Covid. We have high cases and of course those getting portraits or weddings are not wearing masks. The MO talked to me quite seriously about Covid and how important it is for those around me to wear a mask, and I am now wearing kn95s for errands and store and looking At instacart.

I am hoping to return before to long, but I suppose I don’t know when yet. I’m wondering if anyone has advice, could this be either unemployment due to Covid, or disability due to cancer. The problem is, I could work if it wasn’t for Covid , once recovered from surgery. Many of my clients are from out of the area, and there is always a great deal and laughing and talking. That definitely concerns me far more now with the cancer dx and I want to be safe as I can. Even with social distancing, it is not always possible to social distance during entire time of events or portriats.


Any insight?


Dx 8/6/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/18/2020 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/23/2020, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 1
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Aug 15, 2020 10:44AM MelissaDallas wrote:

If you are not in active treatment, i.e. chemotherapy, you are not at greater risk than anyone else, except for maybe surgical recovery

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor.
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Aug 15, 2020 10:47AM Ladyc2020 wrote:

ok this is really important for me to know... I’m not 100% sure on chemo yet but looking unlikely thankfully.

Dx 8/6/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/18/2020 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/23/2020, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 1
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Aug 15, 2020 11:01AM MelissaDallas wrote:

It is also helpful if you pick a thread and stick to itand don’t keep starting new threads for every question. Context as to what is going on with you is important to others trying to provide pertinent responses based on the big picture.

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor.

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