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Topic: Will you get the covid vaccine!

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

Posted on: Dec 2, 2020 07:41PM

Rainyday7 wrote:

Today the UK announced that one of the Covid vaccine has been approved and will be rolled out within 10 days. I believe the EU will have approval by the end of December. I'm in the middle of chemo so probably won't get it until after chemo is finished.

Once approval comes will you get the vaccine immediately or wait and see?

Dx 6/2005, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 5/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/15/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2021 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane) Radiation Therapy External: Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy AC Surgery Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant
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Dec 2, 2020 07:56PM illimae wrote:

I’m a wait and see girl, maybe after 6-12 months I’ll consider it, possibly sooner, if my MO urges me too.

Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/21/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 2, 2020 08:13PM MountainMia wrote:

I will when it's my turn. If you're in treatment, DEFINITELY check with your MO or other oncologist before getting any vaccinations.

The rain comes and the rain goes, but the mountain remains. I am the mountain.
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Dec 2, 2020 10:06PM ctmbsikia wrote:

Yes, when it's my turn.

Dx 12/14/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/16/2018, LCIS, Right Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/10/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 2, 2020 11:39PM MinusTwo wrote:

I think there is already an earlier thread asking this same exact question. As I answered on there, I will take the vaccine but I don't plan to be in the first wave,

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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Dec 3, 2020 12:29AM DebAL wrote:

yep, and most likely in the first wave since I got pulled from my nice retirement RN position lol back into the hospital to help at the bedside. Messaged MO today and she recommends taking it

Dx 1/22/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/12/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 2/12/2018 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 4/2/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 6/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/9/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 12/20/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Surgery
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Dec 3, 2020 12:45AM edj3 wrote:

I'll take it as soon as I'm allowed.

Tried the tamoxifen, no thanks. Dx 4/9/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 3, 2020 06:00AM SerenitySTAT wrote:

I will wait until health care workers, seniors, and essential workers have had theirs. If OK with MO, I'll get it as soon as I can schedule it.


"Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 💉💉🐶☕️🛀🖼🥐🌲🎭 Dx 11/2015 IDC L IIIC 10/11 nodes ++-, 12/2015 L Mast, 2/2016 4 AC+12 Taxol fasted, 9/2016 Rads Nodes Chest wall 15+4 boosts, 10/2016 Tamox, 4/2019 Exemestane, 12/2019 Ibrance/Xgeva
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Dec 3, 2020 08:08AM blue22 wrote:

As many others said - yes, when it is my turn. Healthcare workers are priority, then hopefully teachers and others who cannot work from home etc.


Dx 1/2019, IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 2/15/2019 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel), Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel) Dx 7/30/2019, IDC/IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 4/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 7/30/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Dx 8/2019, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, ER+/PR+ Radiation Therapy 10/8/2019 Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Dec 3, 2020 01:55PM BevJen wrote:

I will absolutely get it, so long as my MO approves, as soon as I can.

Microwave Ablations of the Liver: 7/2019; 10/2020; 12/2020 Radiation Therapy for Bone Mets to Femur (Both sides) April 2021 Dx 11/2003, ILC, Left, Stage IIIC, 13/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/2006, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to other, ER+, HER2- Dx 5/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/4/2019 Targeted Therapy 7/31/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Immunotherapy Radiation Therapy Surgery Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Pedicled TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Pedicled TRAM flap Chemotherapy TAC Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Pedicled TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Pedicled TRAM flap Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 3, 2020 06:37PM nopink2019 wrote:

Count me in! Glad health care workers etc will be prioritized, though.

Dx 2008, IDC, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 2019, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/23/2019 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 9/20/2019 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 11/12/2019 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 11/12/2019 Kisqali Hormonal Therapy 5/9/2021 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 5/9/2021 Afinitor (everolimus)
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Dec 3, 2020 08:26PM LeesaD wrote:

Yes I will get the vaccine as soon as it’s available and it’s my turn.
Oncotype Score 3, 2/4 Sentinal Nodes micromestasis so pushed for ALND for 'peace of Mind' and surprise found 2/14 positive axillary nodes Dx 2/3/2017, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 4/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2017 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/17/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 5/9/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 8/2/2017 Hormonal Therapy 9/7/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Surgery 11/17/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 1/30/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant
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Dec 4, 2020 01:40AM exbrnxgrl wrote:

I am a teacher so I guess my number might come up sooner rather than later. My school district has said they will not make the vaccination mandatory, however we are still doing distance learning

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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Dec 4, 2020 02:42AM - edited Dec 4, 2020 04:34AM by ruthbru

Heck, yes! I had Covid. I have never had a more miserable seven consecutive days in my life (and I was one of the lucky ones as I didn't end up in the hospital or worse).

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Dec 4, 2020 04:06AM Mavericksmom wrote:

I messaged the moderators last week and asked them to put something out about Covid vaccines, who should get one when available, if lymphedema adds to ones risk, etc. I was told they forwarded my email to editors. So far I haven't seen any information on this website.

I don't know what I am doing. I work in a school, I am pretty fed up with the whole issue, as no one has a clear message. My husband and I worked for one of the manufacturers of the vaccines, my husband retired from that company and it is where our health insurance is from via retirement benefits, so I will get their vaccine, but don't have confidence in the others.

Too many mixed messages about Covid. My MO today told me that I don't have a compromised immune system even though I have severe lymphedema in my left arm. She said my immune system is as normal as everyone elses! I didn't know everyone else had normal immune systems! Honestly, I am no longer looking for answers from the medical community as they never seem to have any. I will just go by how I feel, so if I feel confident at the time and there is still a substantial amount of Covid around I will get the vaccine, if not, I won't.

Dx 6/6/2003, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/24 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 12/4/2018, ILC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Dec 4, 2020 05:56AM SerenitySTAT wrote:

I have mild LE in my left arm. I'm very careful with that arm (no needles/blood pressure readings/pup play), but it has had no effect anywhere else. I'm on Ibrance and my blood counts "look" bad. I still got my flu shot last week. It took 2 days for the soreness to go away. The same amount of time it took to go away last year before I started Ibrance.

The virus will continue to spread until enough of us get vaccinated. A vaccine expert estimates at least 75% need be vaccinated to stop the spread. That will be tough to reach in some areas. Our hospitals have been overwhelmed. I really don't want to catch this virus and add to that burden. Getting the vaccine, any approved vaccine, is the way to go. The vaccine expert said the foundation of the vaccines is based on over a decade of research. Once the genome was shared at the beginning of the year, he said they knew what to do.

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-11-16/vaccine-expert-peter-hotez-on-coronavirus-the-worst-may-still-be-yet-to-come

"Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 💉💉🐶☕️🛀🖼🥐🌲🎭 Dx 11/2015 IDC L IIIC 10/11 nodes ++-, 12/2015 L Mast, 2/2016 4 AC+12 Taxol fasted, 9/2016 Rads Nodes Chest wall 15+4 boosts, 10/2016 Tamox, 4/2019 Exemestane, 12/2019 Ibrance/Xgeva
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Dec 4, 2020 06:36AM WC3 wrote:

I will most definately get it but probably not for several months after it becomes available as I believe health care workers and high risk individuals should be prioretized.

Pathologic complete response (pCR) to chemotherapy. Dx 2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/31/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/14/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Dec 4, 2020 11:07AM Jelson wrote:

Yes I will get a vaccine - Pfizer or Moderna's. The fact that the vaccines are being approved by other countries gives me confidence that they have not been carelessly rushed through the approval process here. I am excited to benefit from the new mRNA technology.

Dx 4/17/2009, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Dec 4, 2020 02:20PM - edited Feb 25, 2021 11:17PM by NancyD

Yes, definitely! I am over 65 and want to get back to a more normal life. I have things I want to do before I'm too old or die.


Update: Had first shot on 1/25 and the second one on 2/15. I received the Pfizer vaccine. No or minimal reactions, but it might have exacerbated my knee arthritis which was acting up with the weather and the wearing off of the hyarulonic acid shot I had in October. Feeling fine now.

Life is good. It's not perfect. but it's good. Dx 2/22/2008, IDC, Left, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/21/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 7/10/2008 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/4/2008 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 1/27/2010 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Dec 4, 2020 09:06PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

mavericksmom,

I understand your frustration and I work in a school as well. I have mild lymphedema in one arm, but lymphedema is not something which compromises your immune system so your doctor is correct. I am stage IV but my current meds do not compromise my immune system so even at stage IV, one is not necessarily immune compromised.

Yes, the uncertainty and changing information we get on COVID is crazy making. The only way to lower my stress/frustration level is to remember that this is a novel virus and we learn new things about it daily. I am glad that we change what needs to be done as we learn more but I agree that it is frustrating. My district did say that when teachers are at bat to get the vaccine they will make it available to us but not mandatory

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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Dec 5, 2020 12:56PM finallyoverit wrote:

I asked my MO about this exact thing yesterday. He believes it to be safe and wants me to get it, as long as it is the inactive virus one (I forget what manufacturer this one is) as opposed to the live virus one. He offered to write me a letter if needed to get me towards the front of the line. As a first responder, I think I’ll already be near the front of the pack. I would like to see a little more data before I stick my arm out, but getting my MOs nod of approval definitely helps my confidence in the vaccine

Dx 10/2011, IDC, Stage IIA, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 5/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to bone
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Dec 5, 2020 04:22PM Mavericksmom wrote:

exbrnxgrl, thank you for your comments, I appreciated them! I think I confused compromise in the arm with compromise in the body.

As for live vs dead vaccines, viruses are not alive like bacteria. They need a host. I know some of the vaccines are using RNA from invaded cells.

This is the reason I want the Moderators/ Editors to PLEASE put some information about the Covid vaccines on this website!!! My guess is that even the medical community, while supporting the vaccine, have many questions pertaining not only who should get the vaccine due to high risk, but who might have much more risk from getting the vaccine than trying to prevent the virus via safety precautions.


Dx 6/6/2003, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/24 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 12/4/2018, ILC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Dec 5, 2020 07:47PM ThreeTree wrote:

I'm another wait and seer. I'll give it 6 months or so. It might take that long anyway since I do believe all those healthcare workers, etc. should get it first. I am wary because it's been rushed and politicized, and some of these things wind up with horrible side effects that show up months and years down the road. I really like tried and true stuff and not particularly "all the latest." I can't see where I won't be just staying home all the time as I do now within the next 6 months anyway.

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Dec 6, 2020 08:28AM Jackster51 wrote:

I will take it at some point.. I won't be in first or second or even 3rd position... But after dealing with side effects from chemo 10 years later that were never disclosed to me as possible... that have a very negative effect on my QOL,... I'll definitely wait a while so I can read up on those "rare" side effects!

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Dec 6, 2020 03:56PM JCSLibrarian wrote:

I am of the wait and see group. We do not have that much information on the side effects of this vaccine. My white blood cell count is still low due to chemo so I worry some about being injected with a live virus. I appreciate the possibility of front line workers having the opportunity to get the vaccine. I will chose to mask, wash my hands and stay home as much as possible.

Dx 11/5/2018, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 2, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/20/2018 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/22/2019 Surgery 7/16/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/12/2019 External
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Dec 6, 2020 05:29PM BevJen wrote:

I believe that the two vaccines currently before the FDA for approval -- Pfizer and Moderna -- are NOT live virus vaccines. They are mRNA vaccines. The only live vaccine that I've heard about so far is the AstraZeneca vaccine that's not been put up for approval anywhere yet.

I suspect that our MOs won't want us to have live vaccines anyway (I think a few people mentioned this.)

I am old enough to remember getting the polio vaccine on a sugar cube in the late fifties. What the heck did anyone know at that time? Yet we all did it to avoid getting polio.

I hope many, many people choose to get this vaccine, not only to protect themselves but to protect the society as a whole.

Microwave Ablations of the Liver: 7/2019; 10/2020; 12/2020 Radiation Therapy for Bone Mets to Femur (Both sides) April 2021 Dx 11/2003, ILC, Left, Stage IIIC, 13/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/2006, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to other, ER+, HER2- Dx 5/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/4/2019 Targeted Therapy 7/31/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Immunotherapy Radiation Therapy Surgery Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Pedicled TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Pedicled TRAM flap Chemotherapy TAC Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Pedicled TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Pedicled TRAM flap Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 6, 2020 09:34PM Mavericksmom wrote:

BevJen, thanks for the memory flash back! I remember those cubes, they had pink in them and I thought they were so pretty and tasted so good! I remember they were distributed in the gym of a jr high school and we waited in a long line to get them. Yes, back then we all just did what we were asked to do. My uncle died of polio as a teenager.

I too hope a lot of people get vaccinated so we can get control of this virus!

Dx 6/6/2003, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/24 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 12/4/2018, ILC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Dec 6, 2020 10:27PM SerenitySTAT wrote:

I'm not old enough for the vaccine on a sugar cube. Apparently it inspired a Disney song. Maybe they could put the stuff in edibles? 😁

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film/spoonful-of-sugar-how-mary-poppins-contributed-to-the-covid-vaccine-story-1.4427562


"Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 💉💉🐶☕️🛀🖼🥐🌲🎭 Dx 11/2015 IDC L IIIC 10/11 nodes ++-, 12/2015 L Mast, 2/2016 4 AC+12 Taxol fasted, 9/2016 Rads Nodes Chest wall 15+4 boosts, 10/2016 Tamox, 4/2019 Exemestane, 12/2019 Ibrance/Xgeva
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Dec 6, 2020 10:30PM BevJen wrote:

SerenitySTAT,

Wow, that is an amazing bit of trivia. I had no idea! But yup, it was pink, it was in a little cup, and you just threw it in your mouth. Amazing that I had such a vivid memory of that.


Microwave Ablations of the Liver: 7/2019; 10/2020; 12/2020 Radiation Therapy for Bone Mets to Femur (Both sides) April 2021 Dx 11/2003, ILC, Left, Stage IIIC, 13/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/2006, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to other, ER+, HER2- Dx 5/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/4/2019 Targeted Therapy 7/31/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Immunotherapy Radiation Therapy Surgery Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Pedicled TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Pedicled TRAM flap Chemotherapy TAC Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Pedicled TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Pedicled TRAM flap Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 6, 2020 11:17PM Salamandra wrote:

I am a teacher and I plan to get it whenever it is available to me. I know multiple people my age suffering from long COVID and that is not something I ever want to deal with. I never want to feel responsible for spreading it either.

Dx at 39. 1.8cm. Oncotype 9. Dx 9/19/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/17/2018 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 12/2/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/18/2019 Fareston (toremifene)
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Dec 6, 2020 11:46PM - edited Dec 6, 2020 11:46PM by ruthbru

At my town, everyone got the sugar cube at the school. I remember all the families standing in lines waiting their turn. I thought it was a pretty nifty way to get a vaccination because who likes shots?!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-

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