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 03:58PM

Posted on: Sep 8, 2021 03:58PM

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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Sep 23, 2021 02:35PM serenitystat wrote:

Seriously, if name calling is your only issue with the thread, why are you wasting your time here? Let it go.


πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ . . . . . "Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) πŸΆβ˜•οΈπŸ›€πŸ–ΌπŸ₯πŸŒ²πŸŽ­ Dx-11/2015-IDC.L.IIIC.10/11-nodes.++- 12/2015-L.Mast 2/2016-4AC+12Taxol fasted 9/2016-Rads.Nodes.Chest-wall.15+4boosts 10/2016-Tamox(2.5y) 4/2019-Exemestane 12/2019-Ibrance/Xgeva
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Sep 23, 2021 02:39PM sadiesservant wrote:

Sincerely hoping we can move on folks... opinions have been expressed (ad nauseum). I think we know where everyone stands. Winking

Dx 4/2001, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/10 nodes, ER+ Surgery 5/11/2001 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 6/7/2001 CEF Radiation Therapy 12/17/2001 Whole breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/20/2001 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2007 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 10/22/2007 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 1/3/2017, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/27/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/29/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 4/20/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 10/12/2017, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to other Chemotherapy 10/21/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 11/15/2017 External Local Metastases 11/15/2017 Radiation therapy: Bone Hormonal Therapy 1/19/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Radiation Therapy 8/2/2018 External Local Metastases 8/2/2018 Radiation therapy: Bone Radiation Therapy 11/5/2018 External Local Metastases 11/5/2018 Radiation therapy: Bone Targeted Therapy 10/10/2019 Verzenio Radiation Therapy 11/3/2020 External Local Metastases 11/3/2020 Radiation therapy: Bone Dx 1/22/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/4/2021 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Sep 23, 2021 02:42PM - edited Sep 23, 2021 02:46PM by trishyla

Again, SimoneRC, you have invoked me, the OP, as a reason to chide others for their very justified anger. I created this thread as a place to rant about all things Pandemic, while not being disrespectful to any member of this community. Sometimes those rants express anger and frustration in way that you do not find acceptable. Fair enough.

But my viewpoint is that I can no longer be civil to those who refuse to be civilized. Their right to be a jackass is superceded by our right to live in a safe society. They endanger my family, my friends and my community with their intransigence. At this point all gloves are off.

Edited to add:

You are correct, Sandy. I have only asked that we all be respectful of the other members of this community, not to the world at large. Which probably doesn't matter, as I doubt any of them are following this thread.

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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Sep 23, 2021 02:48PM serenitystat wrote:

In actual COVID-related news, the man who assaulted the nurse hasn't been found yet. The nurse is on leave to recover. Vaccinations at the pharmacy are suspended because she's the only nurse. It's in a town SE of Montreal.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/sherbrooke-police-assault-covid-19-vaccine-nurse-1.6185016

πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ . . . . . "Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) πŸΆβ˜•οΈπŸ›€πŸ–ΌπŸ₯πŸŒ²πŸŽ­ Dx-11/2015-IDC.L.IIIC.10/11-nodes.++- 12/2015-L.Mast 2/2016-4AC+12Taxol fasted 9/2016-Rads.Nodes.Chest-wall.15+4boosts 10/2016-Tamox(2.5y) 4/2019-Exemestane 12/2019-Ibrance/Xgeva
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Sep 23, 2021 02:49PM serenitystat wrote:

Apparently, they're hitting their limit.


πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ . . . . . "Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) πŸΆβ˜•οΈπŸ›€πŸ–ΌπŸ₯πŸŒ²πŸŽ­ Dx-11/2015-IDC.L.IIIC.10/11-nodes.++- 12/2015-L.Mast 2/2016-4AC+12Taxol fasted 9/2016-Rads.Nodes.Chest-wall.15+4boosts 10/2016-Tamox(2.5y) 4/2019-Exemestane 12/2019-Ibrance/Xgeva
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Sep 23, 2021 02:54PM - edited Sep 23, 2021 04:18PM by exbrnxgrl

Well, it's confession time. I am not a name callernor do I swear, in general (Not perfect, but trying 😬). My parents never swore and rarely engaged in name calling so I followed in their footsteps. However, my mother always said that you can think whatever you want. So that is exactly what I do to blow off steam and frustration. I still freely express my thoughts but make every attempt to keep my words civil when I do so. For me, name calling rarely seems to accomplish anything but raise the temperature of a situation but that's just me. My mind has been very busy since the arrival of COVID.

alicebastable, thanks for the good wishes. I know you have faced more than one cancer but shouldn't that be illegalπŸ˜‰

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Sep 23, 2021 03:27PM serenitystat wrote:

Good move here πŸ‘.


πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ . . . . . "Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) πŸΆβ˜•οΈπŸ›€πŸ–ΌπŸ₯πŸŒ²πŸŽ­ Dx-11/2015-IDC.L.IIIC.10/11-nodes.++- 12/2015-L.Mast 2/2016-4AC+12Taxol fasted 9/2016-Rads.Nodes.Chest-wall.15+4boosts 10/2016-Tamox(2.5y) 4/2019-Exemestane 12/2019-Ibrance/Xgeva
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Sep 23, 2021 03:30PM alicebastable wrote:

exbrnxgrl, I don't want to see anyone join the Crap Magnetβ„’ Club! Membership must be kept as low as possible because it's an elite group. πŸ˜„

BCO is not trustworthy. Do not share personal information on this site. Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/28/2018 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 23, 2021 03:33PM simonerc wrote:

I am very grateful for the largely safe and largely effective vaccines that are so readily available to everyone over the age of 12 in the US. My community has readily embraced them and I have not seen a single act of Covid related unkindness in my community. Quite the opposite, actually. Our community has rallied and supported individuals in need as well as local businesses.

Exbrnxgrl, I couldn’t agree with you more!


ATM Gene Mutation, Deletion. IDC w/Lobular Features and Focal Mucinous Features. Pre Pectoral Reconstruction. Hysterectomy
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Sep 23, 2021 03:41PM serenitystat wrote:

I would love that vaccine access, kindness, and support extend beyond our communities.

My immediate community is highly vaccinated, but it doesn't keep me from looking to those who are disadvantaged.

πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ . . . . . "Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) πŸΆβ˜•οΈπŸ›€πŸ–ΌπŸ₯πŸŒ²πŸŽ­ Dx-11/2015-IDC.L.IIIC.10/11-nodes.++- 12/2015-L.Mast 2/2016-4AC+12Taxol fasted 9/2016-Rads.Nodes.Chest-wall.15+4boosts 10/2016-Tamox(2.5y) 4/2019-Exemestane 12/2019-Ibrance/Xgeva

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