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Topic: Festival during FEC-T?

Forum: Coping with Holidays, Special Days and Anniversaries — Holidays and special days, like birthdays and anniversaries, can be filled with complex emotions. Are they a time to celebrate or are they extra difficult? Share your feelings and experiences here.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2016 07:15PM

ClaireA wrote:

I'm due to go to a festival a few days before my 5th chemo. I am not camping because my immune system is shot to pieces, but staying with someone close by and cycling into the event every day. I just wondered if, apart from tonnes of handgel and wipes, what I can do to reduce the risk of infection? Worried about the portaloos and potential contamination they could pose. Also taking my own food into the festival.

I have looked fwd to it all year and bought tickets before I was diagnosed, there is no way I am not going! Any tips would be welcome!

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Aug 23, 2016 07:20PM Nel wrote:

Go,enjoy and just be cautious!!

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf Dx 9/27/2011, IBC, Stage IIIB, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 8/6/2013, IBC, Stage IV, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Aug 23, 2016 08:13PM flannelette2 wrote:

Don't jump into any pools or hot tubs! I did the hot tub thing soon after my last chemo & spent the night in emerg. My temp shot up & I got severely dehydrated (my tongue was sticking to my mouth) but was fine after IV and some tylenol. Glad you have the energy to bicycle in & attend!

I used to be Flannelette. then I was Zucchini. Now I'm flannelette 2. Dx 4/2008, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/29/2008 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Surgery Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary
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Aug 26, 2016 07:11AM ClaireA wrote:

thanks ladies, it's a tiny festival and only a couple of miles from where I am staying so there won't be tonnes of walking/cycling about, especially that back and for the from the tent, as I won't have one, though may visit friends' tents. No hot tubs there either. Lots of people I know go so there are plenty of v concerned friends who will be looking out for me. This will be the first festival I will be going to where I will be sober the whole weekend, though may have a larger or two!! Eek! Can't wait! :)

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