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Topic: Social distancing at home?

Forum: All things COVID-19 or coronavirus —

A place to discuss the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on you and the ones you love.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2020 01:09AM

sweetp6217 wrote:

So, he and I wear masks at work and I wear one when near others in general, just not at home. But there has been no hint of intimacy for over a month since he believes we shouldn't come too close to one another. His thoughts "no one can tell if they are sick (before they get sick, DUH), he thinks that if one of us is positive (without testing), then one could infect the other.

No touching or hugging is the worst for me. The closest I got recently was when I got change back at the store. Had to use hand sanitizer afterwards but, that was actual human contact. This really bites.

Dx 7/7/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/2 nodes, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 7/26/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/26/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 1/3/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 2/20/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 4/13/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 9, 2020 06:10AM gb2115 wrote:

I'm trying to not be up in my husband's or daughter's faces, but otherwise we're just kind of being normal. I wash my hands a lot and shower after work. He works at home. I have a medical job (not a nurse, but allied health in an outpatient clinic). I can't handle wearing masks at home. The day long mask at work is driving my ears crazy. We realize the risk but it is what it is. We also don't want to have me trapped in the bedroom for the foreseeable future. If I start getting symptoms I will stay away from them though.

Dx IDC in Oct 2016, stage 2A, 1.2 cm ER/PR+ Her2-, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, Lumpectomy + rads + tam. Age 38. 5/21 Dx IDC. 1.6 cm ER/PR+, Her2 -. Gr 2. 2/2 nodes positive. AC/T. Age 42
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Apr 9, 2020 07:01AM Moderators wrote:

Hello Sweetp6217,

Thanks for starting this topic.

Its good to share how we are all managing at home with our families during this difficult time.

Looking forward to hearing how other members are doing and coping with being at home.

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Apr 9, 2020 08:32AM Ingerp wrote:

I have two kids in the San Francisco area so read their quarantine/social distancing rules closely when they first came out. They do not apply to people who live together. That said, my husband and I are both working from home now, so have *very* little contact with anyone else. We're proceeding as normal around here. Same with my one CA kid and his wife, and my other CA kid and his roommate.

Dx 3/11/2016, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Surgery 3/23/2016 Lumpectomy Surgery 4/20/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/18/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 3/2/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 3/13/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 5/18/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 5/18/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 8/20/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jun 17, 2020 02:02PM Moderators wrote:

Hello melvinjoe,

Just wondering if you could share a bit about yourself.


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Jun 17, 2020 06:21PM MinusTwo wrote:

Mods - who is melvinjoe?

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jun 17, 2020 07:55PM Sunshine99 wrote:

I also saw a post from melvinjoe. It felt kind of strange. It was his/her first post. I thought it was on this thread, but now I don't see it.

Cancer has progressed to my bones. I pray that it never enters my soul. Dx 11/2/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/26/2020, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/5/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 5/12/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 6/10/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Jun 17, 2020 08:30PM Micmel wrote:

robo Spam most likely.

Everyone has to dance, they just don’t know what song they will get. Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/21/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/20/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/7/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)

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