Topic: How has the Pandemic affected you as a cancer patient/survivor

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: Sep 8, 2021 05:58PM

Posted on: Sep 8, 2021 05:58PM

trishyla wrote:

Has the Pandemic substantially impacted your life as a current or former cancer patient? Please post your stories; heartbreaking, frustrating, even uplifting.

If you post anything about treatments, cures, vaccinations, hospitalizations or deaths, please back it up with research from accepted, credible sources. Your Uncle's neighbor's third wife who posted a crazy conspiracy theory on Facebook is not a credible source.

Angry, passionate, sad are all acceptable, disrespectful is not.


Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 9/6/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/4/2017 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (Right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 8/4/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Jan 25, 2022 05:47PM - edited Jan 25, 2022 05:47PM by serenitystat

Dancemom - Nice sign!

While my husband drove me to the hospital today, I saw a taxi with 3 masked people in the back, but the driver had his mask on over his chin. 🀦🏻


Also, don't try to catch COVID!

https://www.healthing.ca/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus/why-you-shouldnt-deliberately-expose-yourself-to-covid-to-get-it-over-with


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Jan 26, 2022 09:08AM serenitystat wrote:

It shouldn’t be surprising that forcing COVID+ HCWs back to work leads to more COVID+.

https://www.businessinsider.com/hospitalized-people-getting-covid-from-infected-doctors-nurses-2022-1


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Jan 26, 2022 11:51AM princessbuttercup wrote:

Serenity- I would not have gotten into that taxi!

I only go out when I absolutely have to now because of people like this (who either won’t mask or won’t wear them correctly). Lucky that I can still wfh

Dx 11/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 12/4/2017 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 1/20/2018 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 4/30/2018 Whole breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/10/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2021 Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 26, 2022 05:41PM serenitystat wrote:

1) I love Princess Bride! I remember seeing it when it first came out.

2) I felt bad for the passengers, but he may have had it up when they first got in. It was frigid yesterday, so waiting for another taxi would be unpleasant. There is usually a plexiglass barrier. If the trip is short enough, there may not have been enough time for any possible viruses to spread. Opening both car doors would work well to ventilate the back.


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Jan 27, 2022 10:20PM princessbuttercup wrote:

Serenity,

We pretty much watch Princess Bride at least annually! Such a good movie.

A nurse I know refers to cars as β€œcovid containers.” Opening windows is a great idea when there’s no other option.

Stay safe,

Butterci

Dx 11/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 12/4/2017 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 1/20/2018 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 4/30/2018 Whole breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/10/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2021 Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 27, 2022 11:45PM serenitystat wrote:

I used to watch it so often I could say the lines!

I can avoid taxis, but sometimes I’ve had to take the commuter train. Then I sit near the doors. With omicron around I only go to medical appointments mostly by our own car.

The QC leaders have decided that even with the death rate at its highest since last winter they will loosen restrictions. University students are going on strike.

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Jan 28, 2022 07:04AM - edited Jan 28, 2022 07:16AM by dancemom

I was planning to go into one of my schools today- the director had a mastectomy a few years ago, so approached me with a work together solution as she felt so much better about everything when she got back to work after her surgery.

She called me last eve to say "don't come in". 3 kids tested positive. They are too young to be vaxxed. The kids who had covid in the past 3 months will be allowed to stay, but she said its not worth the risk for me.

As for getting around, I'm on public transportation daily. No other way. Even with that I've been walking 3-4 miles a day. I'm happy to say 95% of non-police are masked.

Dx 3/16/2021, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 3/29/2021 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 4/26/2021 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery 1/3/2022 Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel; Mastectomy (Right): Skin Sparing Surgery 1/3/2022 Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel; Mastectomy (Right): Skin Sparing Radiation Therapy 3/14/2022 Whole breast, Radiation boost: Right breast, Chest wall, Lymph nodes, Other part
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Jan 31, 2022 10:02AM beesie.is.out-of-office wrote:

This is from Australia, but it's probably pretty representative of the situation everywhere:

Source:
The simple numbers every government should use to fight anti-vaccine misinformation
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Jan 31, 2022 11:59AM - edited Jan 31, 2022 12:00PM by serenitystat

With cases, hospitalizations, and deaths still at high levels, QC is loosening restrictions like allowing limited indoor dining (why they think the virus pauses spreading while eating/drinking is beyond me) . They still have not improved ventilation in schools. We can go out to eat, go to school, but heart/cancer surgeries can wait because we don't have enough staffed beds.

Schools and restaurants fall in the red areas.


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Jan 31, 2022 12:59PM serenitystat wrote:

We need clean air like we have clean water. It will help prevent future pandemics.


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