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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 10:41AM

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 11/16/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) 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 Surgery
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Jan 10, 2021 09:06PM Peregrinelady wrote:

I am a teacher in North Idaho and received an email last Wednesday from the school district that the health district had extra doses left over from group 1a. I am in group 1b along with essential workers and people over 75. I registered with a link that they sent us, then hightailed it down to the district health office. They had an overwhelming response because people shared the link with family and friends and are now trying to figure out how to get more people in. I was able to get a shot for my 84 year old mother, but not my husband who is an essential worker. We are ahead of schedule with many more vaccines that have not been distributed. I believe the fact that I am in a county that is one of the least vaccinated in the country for measles, etc. is the reason there are more available. I know of several people working in my school that are “not sure” if they will get it or not.
Dx 4/24/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/18/2015 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2015 Liquid tamoxifen (Soltamox) Surgery 4/19/2016 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 7/20/2020 Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 10, 2021 11:20PM clarrn wrote:

Just got the word that I get my first dose of Pfizer on Wednesday. I am a nurse so that's why I am getting so soon here. Happy tears, so grateful!

30 years old at dx, Implant lost due to infection. Open wound packing for 108 days :( now onto a Free Tram Dx 12/4/2013, DCIS, 6cm+, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Dx 1/29/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/27/2014 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 4/8/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 10/15/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 2/27/2015 Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 3/23/2015 Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 8/24/2020 Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Free TRAM flap
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Jan 11, 2021 05:12AM Salamandra wrote:

I'm scheduled for my first dose this afternoon! (Teacher, group 1b) I've been hearing that there are long lines so we'll see whether I actually get it in. Feeling excited and hopeful! What a damn emotional rollercoaster of a week.

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 12/3/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/18/2019 Fareston (toremifene)
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Jan 11, 2021 06:46PM fredntan wrote:

I am in Texas. I am in group 1B. I was able to get moderna vaccine December 30.

Texas has it together with vaccine. Its probably because I'm in big DFW

My 81 yr old mom is in SC. They open up on the 13th for her group. But they dont have online portals for people to sign up. Seems kind of backwards. They expect all those people to be calling the listed facilities. I looked on one of the listed facilities...it said do not call. So I've been writing SC representatives to see if they can get this together.

MBC bone mets, afinitor,aromasin,xgeva Dx 8/3/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 13/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/8/2011 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 3/28/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 10/7/2012 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 4/2/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Dx 10/2013, Stage IV, mets Chemotherapy 11/19/2013 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil) Hormonal Therapy
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Jan 12, 2021 04:21PM YesIamaDragon wrote:

front-line health care worker. I haven't gotten shot yet because I have had low lymphocyte counts on Kadcyla and since I was nearing the end (otherwise would have gotten it anyways) decided to wait so I can get most robust immune response possible. May get first Moderna as early as next Friday.

Dx 6/2019, IDC, Right, 2cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy Targeted Therapy Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Surgery Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Jan 13, 2021 05:31PM clarrn wrote:

Received my first dose of pfizer today. Felt just like a flu shot. Will update if I get anything other than a sore arm over the next few days. It was a room filled with hope, and more than a few shedding a grateful tear.

30 years old at dx, Implant lost due to infection. Open wound packing for 108 days :( now onto a Free Tram Dx 12/4/2013, DCIS, 6cm+, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Dx 1/29/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/27/2014 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 4/8/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 10/15/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 2/27/2015 Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 3/23/2015 Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 8/24/2020 Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Free TRAM flap
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Jan 14, 2021 01:22PM keepthefaith wrote:

I got my first dose of Moderna on Monday. Texas is vaccinating 1b in some places and over 65 is in that group instead of 75 and over like CDC recommends. I had to stand in line for an hour, but they were very careful and organized. I was notified thru my PCP's office via text. No worse than a flu shot for me. And, I do have a sense of relief!:) Hopefully, the next one will be done in a timely manner also.

Dx 9/17/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/17/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/2/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/25/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 1/15/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 2/10/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/31/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/22/2014
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Jan 18, 2021 10:21PM clarrn wrote:

So I didn't realize that all the Covid vaccines are considered reactogenic. I ended up getting an immune response including the chills/aches/headache/fatigue that lasted about 24 hours total. It's perfectly normal and I am absolutely still excited for my second dose. I just should have planned for a quiter day and a babysitter for my 2 year old. Oops. Will do that for my next dose. I don't want to deter anyone from getting the vaccine. This is normal and expected, and so very mild compared to Covid-19, but I think it helps to know that it's not uncommon and to plan in case you have a similar experience.

30 years old at dx, Implant lost due to infection. Open wound packing for 108 days :( now onto a Free Tram Dx 12/4/2013, DCIS, 6cm+, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Dx 1/29/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/27/2014 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 4/8/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 10/15/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 2/27/2015 Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 3/23/2015 Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 8/24/2020 Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Free TRAM flap
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Jan 19, 2021 07:33AM - edited Jan 19, 2021 07:40AM by claireinaz

Absolutely I'm getting the vaccine. Scheduled for 1/29 in my state. As for anyone who is "afraid" to get it because it was developed "too quickly", here's the logical science-based factual answer. It was developed in less than a year because 1) we had many, many teams working on this vaccine from all over the world and 2) there was funding for the development. Vaccines in the past were developed with few teams and oftentime little funding, which slowed down the process.

Getting Pfizer. My PS told me that it is a bit more effective for age 65 and over (I'm not there yet, just sharing info) and becomes active sooner, so I don't have to wait a month before I get the second dose.

Here's some more interesting takeaways, and I've linked the article at the bottom of my post.


  • The Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines could offer immunity against COVID-19 for up to two to three years. However, they will most likely have to be administered annually.
  • The vaccines will likely protect against current variants of COVID-19 as well as the original virus itself.
  • Immunity wanes as antibody levels drop in response to a lack of use.

Can't wait to get both doses. I teach at a university where our administration has decided to force us back into the classroom next week, regardless of the fact that Arizona is currently has the highest growth of cases per day in the world. Sigh.

https://www.verywellhealth.com/length-of-covid-19-vaccine-immunity-5094857

9/29/11 ILC, 2 c. stage II grade 1, ER/PR+ HER2-, 6/11 nodes, lumpectomy, DDAC x 4, Taxol x 12, 33 rads, Tamoxifen/arimidex/aromasin, BMX/immed recon 7/3/13 "In the midst of winter, I found in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus
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Jan 19, 2021 09:22AM DebAL wrote:

If you are interested in providing data for any side effects for vaccine, CDC website has V-SAFE as an option. It was strongly encouraged for hospital staff to do so but optional. I got a text daily to answer 4 easy questions. Based on my answers I'm down to a weekly text now until I get my second shot

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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Jan 19, 2021 06:12PM beach2beach wrote:

Got the first dose this past friday. Education worker 1b. One of the staff just finished listening to our Gov. when he announced it was open for groups in 1b, which includes education, elderly , and others. and a link opened up to make appts. at one of our hospitals run by NYU. By the time I tried it there were only 2 days left and a few appts. I was able to get one. Pfizer was the one I recvd. Not looking forward to side effects from the 2nd. The nurse told me to be prepared.

Dx 7/28/2017, LCIS/DCIS/ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/8/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 9/12/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 22, 2021 03:42PM YesIamaDragon wrote:

I got my first dose of Moderna today! Opted to get it in my rear end as my one arm is risk of lymphedema, and I mostly sleep on the other side, and I hear the arm pain is significant.

Dx 6/2019, IDC, Right, 2cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy Targeted Therapy Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Surgery Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Jan 22, 2021 05:35PM Murfy wrote:

In south TX, mass vaccinations (2500/day, 2 days/week), no appts, first come and first served. Twice turned away, finally took camper and arrived 17hrs early and camped out in front of fair grounds. Elderly and ill waiting in line for >8hrs. Must repeat ordeal in 4 weeks. Relieved that at least #1 has been accomplished.

Dx at 62: Oncotype=52; Path (ER=99%, PR=0%, Ki67=55%) Dx 10/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 11/13/2017 Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 1/12/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/30/2018 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Jan 23, 2021 09:07AM Mavericksmom wrote:

I definitely want the vaccine but doubt I will ever be able to get it because distribution and availability is chaos in PA where I live!

I want the Pfizer vaccine as my husband retired from Pfizer and I worked for a lab that Pfizer bought years ago. I trust them.

LilyIsHere, thanks for the laugh! Too funny!

As predicted people who shouldn't be getting the vaccine are and many who desperately need one are not. My SIL is a snowbird in Florida and got a vaccine. My feeling, if you have the ability to go to Florida for 4+ months during a pandemic, go back to your home state to get the vaccine! People who live in a state all year should be first on the list!

I am almost sure I will get the virus, pass it on to my much older husband and may not even live to ever get a vaccine. It is out of my control so I try not to think about it. In the mean time both staff and students where I work are constantly coming up positive. The school tried to arrange to have someone come to the school to vaccinate employees, but that never happened.

My husband and I had been registered on PA's 1B, me, age 65+ and I work with students in a public school, my husband due to being over 75 with diabetes and heart disease. Last week PA changed the guidelines to make everyone 65+ and those 16-65 at high risk, to 1 A! Why, I have no idea but I had to re-register as 1A and now who knows how many people just bumped ahead of me and my husband? Many I suspect are at home, retired and aren't at a high risk of exposure, but just tired of being confined!

Yep, life isn't fair and it is particularly true with Covid Vaccines! I really wonder how many anti-maskers got the vaccine?

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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Jan 24, 2021 12:54AM SondraF wrote:

My 70+ parents are still waiting in WI and it sounds like it is different by health system as to how they are administering it. Hopefully in the next few weeks. Brother already got first Pfizer in Nevada, as a health care worker. My father, who is an emeritus professor in the NV system, was invited for a vaccine as a teacher, but he works remotely so while the thought of driving three days out to Nevada was tempting for a half second, they are staying put. Meanwhile my aunt and uncle the snowbirds in FL report that FL is now cracking down on who can get the vaccine and have to show proof of year round residence.

Here in the UK I am waiting for a text from my GP, who will then send A Letter, which has a code I can use to access the booking system online. No idea what vaccine I will get as this government seems to have turned it into a mass clinical trial of changing the time between injections and possibly mixing and matching vaccines down the road (uh, just no). Latest update on GP website is they are working on 70+ and clinically extremely vulnerable (category I am in) - if I get my code this next week I can get it done otherwise I have to wait until the end of my next Ibrance cycle (end of Feb). UK has been cranking out almost a half million vaccines a day this last week as the government is trying to save its bacon because this is probably the last hard lockdown anyone is going to tolerate.

Dx 9/27/2019, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 11/29/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 11/29/2019 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Jan 26, 2021 06:43PM Bellz wrote:

7of9 my question as well, so many of survivors have implants. I don't want to have any more surgeries to fix what cancer destroyed.

Bellz Dx 5/21/2009, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 26, 2021 09:54PM jhl wrote:

I too am in healthcare on the front lines. I received my first dose Jan 7. My husband received his last week. He is 70+ with co-morbidities. I will get my second dose next week.


Dx 11/15/2019, IDC: Cribriform, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Jan 27, 2021 10:18PM Peregrinelady wrote:

I got my 2nd shot this afternoon. So far, just a sore arm. We will see what happens tomorrow.
Dx 4/24/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/18/2015 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2015 Liquid tamoxifen (Soltamox) Surgery 4/19/2016 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 7/20/2020 Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 29, 2021 11:28AM moth wrote:

Just an FYI that some are reporting lymph swelling post the covid vaccine. It's normal & should not be confused with cancer progression!

See this tweet from an oncologist, showing an image https://twitter.com/tmprowell/status/1347620956483...

Also this case report from Radiology journal, published yesterday https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/full/10.1148/radiol.2020...


Initial dx at 50. Seriously???? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: nevertellmetheodds2017.tumblr.... Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/18/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/25/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/9/2020 External Dx 12/10/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 12/15/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3 Radiation Therapy 3/3/2021 External: Bone
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Jan 29, 2021 07:32PM DogMomRunner wrote:

I got my first Moderna shot on Wednesday. Got a headache, chills and a really sore arm within a few hours. I had covid the week of Christmas. Some say that you have worse side effects if you've had covid but I know those who had reactions without ever having it. Tylenol, sudafed (congestion) and Claritin helped

You ain't run far enough to say My legs have failed You ain't gone far enough You ain't worked hard enough You ain't run far enough to say It ain't gonna get any better. Nathaniel Rateliff Dx 4/24/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/8 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 5/16/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Targeted Therapy 6/5/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/5/2019 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/21/2019 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 29, 2021 10:16PM Peregrinelady wrote:

Interesting, dog mom runner. I heard that you weren’t supposed to get the vaccine for 90 days after having Covid. Is there a reason you had it so soon when you already have antibodies?
Dx 4/24/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/18/2015 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2015 Liquid tamoxifen (Soltamox) Surgery 4/19/2016 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 7/20/2020 Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 29, 2021 11:09PM - edited Jan 30, 2021 12:52AM by clarrn

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30 years old at dx, Implant lost due to infection. Open wound packing for 108 days :( now onto a Free Tram Dx 12/4/2013, DCIS, 6cm+, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Dx 1/29/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/27/2014 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 4/8/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 10/15/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 2/27/2015 Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 3/23/2015 Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 8/24/2020 Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Free TRAM flap
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Jan 30, 2021 10:22AM - edited Jan 30, 2021 10:23AM by DogMomRunner

Peregrinelady- I work in a skilled nursing facility and this was my opportunity to get it through work. I asked the pharmacist in charge and he thought it was fine to take it. I really didn't want to wait and have to take my chances later on that it wouldn't be available. I work with such a vulnerable population.I'll get the 2nd in late February. Being a healthcare worker was the only reason I could get it this early - no underlying health conditions and under 60

You ain't run far enough to say My legs have failed You ain't gone far enough You ain't worked hard enough You ain't run far enough to say It ain't gonna get any better. Nathaniel Rateliff Dx 4/24/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/8 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 5/16/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Targeted Therapy 6/5/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/5/2019 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/21/2019 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 30, 2021 12:05PM SondraF wrote:

I got my first Oxford/AstraZeneca today and have a bit of a sore arm and feeling wiped out and achy, but that could have been from the standing around outside the vaccination center in the cold wet rain for 45 minutes, or traveling around town for the first time in over a year with two masks slapped on my face. Maybe a little warm tonight, but I'm too lazy to get up and get the thermometer out. Took some Tylenol and am drinking a bunch of water now.

Second shot not until April, but we will see. Its at least booked.

Dx 9/27/2019, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 11/29/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 11/29/2019 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Jan 30, 2021 12:28PM BoobsinaBox wrote:

Has anyone with LE in both arms had the Vaccine in the thigh? That is where I get my flu shots, and while I have to fight for it, it works. I’m a little concerned about having to persuade them again for this shot. I will post in LE forum too, but I thought this was a good place to check. Thanks for any info

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Jan 30, 2021 05:14PM MinusTwo wrote:

Boobs, as I answered in the LE thread, I had my first Pfizer shot yesterday, in my thigh. It was at a local hospital, so an RN was called over to administer. I think you can forget places like CVS & WalMart for thigh shots.

My 40 year old niece who had a bad case of Covid in March got her 1st shot this week. She says yes, there are more side effects if you've already had the virus. Her most annoying SE was fatigue. She took a 5 hour nap in the afternoon & still slept all night. Sounds like chemo or rads fatigue, as most of us remember.

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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Feb 1, 2021 05:36AM SondraF wrote:

To flag, met with oncologist today and noted the heavy reaction I had (spiked a fever, sweat through sheets, fatigue, hot eyeball stabbing headache, chills, etc for 36 hours, it was bad) suggested I'd had covid at some point and that in house data they were tracking was showing a very clear relationship. Maybe after Christmas was my thought, but that was only a heavy runny nose and congestion I couldn't clear and headache. Still tested negative the other week. Would love to take an antibody test.

Dx 9/27/2019, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 11/29/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 11/29/2019 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Feb 1, 2021 04:40PM Capri wrote:

I got the first shot of Moderna a week ago.

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Feb 1, 2021 04:45PM cm2020 wrote:

I am SO ready for me (and my family) to get the vaccine. It is hard to wait. Man I wish they would ramp up the whole process.

Dx 3/20/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/2/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/5/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2020 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 6/10/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Feb 1, 2021 06:28PM Chowdog wrote:

I envy those of you who have received the vaccine. Here is CA, getting a vaccine appointment is like winning the lottery. On top of this, the state has decided it's too complicated to verify who has preexisting condition, therefore CA is abandoning CDC recommendations and moving towards an aged based vaccination system. Those of us who are young with mets are now in the back of the line along with the young & healthy general population. A bunch of people in my support group have written to the state representatives and CA vaccine advisory committee, but they either do not care or believe people like us will slow the whole process down. Meanwhile, the state has no clue where >35% of vaccines are. At first, the state insisted private providers like Kaiser got most of the doses, but their public data showed 75% of doses went to county public health departments. Now, they are saying those doses are reserved for people who have already received the 1st dose. It's just mess here. I wish breastcancer.org could advocate for people like us.

Dx 6/2007, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/1/2007 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 8/14/2007 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/9/2008 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Hormonal Therapy 2/11/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Dx 2/12/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 3/18/2018 External: Brain Targeted Therapy 4/8/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 4/8/2018 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)

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