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Topic: Tips for caring for yourself if you get COVID-19

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Posted on: Apr 18, 2020 09:58AM

gonegirl wrote:

COVID-19 is scaring the bejeebies out of me and as a Stage IV person, I'm afraid I won't get real help. I started looking around for information on how you take care of yourself if you get COVID, and was finding mostly stuff that says don't give it to others, which is obvious. So I started scouring and found some good, solid advice from doctors, nurses, etc on what you do if you get COVID. Trying to get this out there because it gave me comfort to know this stuff. Wanted to pass it on. What was really helpful to me is the info on breathing, anxiety and positioning to help with labored breathing (a huge fear for me). Hope this helps.




Caring For Yourself When You Have COVID-19

https://uppitycancerpatient.blogspot.com/2020/04/c...


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uppitycancerpatient.blogspot.com Dx 1/3/2012, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 2/9/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/9/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 11/5/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Targeted Therapy 12/7/2013 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 11/6/2015 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 9/11/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/11/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Apr 18, 2020 05:38PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

Thank you for the useful info and how are you? It’s good to “see” you again. Stay well

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 18, 2020 06:51PM gonegirl wrote:

Hey, exbrnxgrl: I'm doing ok in these challenging times. I'm trying to stay out of the hospital as much as I can, but aren't we all. Good to see you tool

uppitycancerpatient.blogspot.com Dx 1/3/2012, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 2/9/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/9/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 11/5/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Targeted Therapy 12/7/2013 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 11/6/2015 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 9/11/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/11/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Apr 18, 2020 07:48PM Olma61 wrote:

I have this fear too...”Stage IV cancer puts you to the back of the triage line” ....even though I currently function as as well as any “normal” person.

I have hypertension, too, so I do want to avoid getting infected if at all possible.

Thanks for the post, your blog looks great.

10/30/2017 Xgeva for bone mets 5/31/2018 Taxol finished! "If one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right” - Kierkegaard Dx 8/3/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/30/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 5/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/30/2019 External: Bone

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