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 07:58PM

Posted on: Sep 8, 2021 07:58PM

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 8/5/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Sep 24, 2021 12:51PM Chowdog wrote:

also to add, those hardcore antivax who prefer natural infection over vaccine will probablyscream hipaa if they have to prove their prior infection.

Dx 6/2007, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/2/2007 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 8/15/2007 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/10/2008 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Dx 2/12/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/12/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 3/19/2018 External: Brain Targeted Therapy 4/9/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 4/9/2018 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Sep 24, 2021 12:56PM serenitystat wrote:

Psst, I've got this venom extractor kit. Just take your 2 shots, and then use the kit to get the poison out. Foolproof! That'll be $35.

BCO leaked our private data. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ . . . . . "Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 🐶Dx.11/2015.IDC.L.IIIC.10/11nodes.++- ☕️12/2015.L.Mast 🛀2/2016.4AC.12Taxol.fasted 🖼9/2016.Rads.Nodes.ChestWall.15+4boosts 🥐10/2016.Tamox(2.5y) 🌲4/2019.Exemestane 🎭12/2019.Ibrance/Xgeva 🕊
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Sep 24, 2021 01:31PM alwaysmec wrote:

A little sarcasm here, but it would be interesting if that venom kit gains some traction. I'm willing to bet some will even go for the ten dollar kits used for bug bites. Hey, if they think it will work on an intramuscular injection, but are actually getting the full dose, then all the better.

I hope the Ivermectin crowd doesn't get news of this - snake venom found to be effective against Covid in monkeys.

https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharma...

Or effective on human samples

https://news.arizona.edu/story/venom-coursing-thro...



Chemotherapy 4/29/2021 Other Targeted Therapy 4/29/2021 Kanjinti Targeted Therapy 4/29/2021 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/2/2021 translation missing: en.treatments.targeted_therapy.targeted_therapy_medicine.short_options.phesgo Targeted Therapy 9/20/2021 Herceptin (hylecta) Surgery 9/23/2021 Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel Chemotherapy 11/12/2021 Other Targeted Therapy 5/3/2022 translation missing: en.treatments.targeted_therapy.targeted_therapy_medicine.short_options.phesgo Dx IDC/DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/4 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+, ISH, IHC
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Sep 24, 2021 01:40PM serenitystat wrote:

When I first saw the headline about snake venom and COVID, I thought those snake-handling churches are going to get new members and then start losing members.

Crazy runs deep.

BCO leaked our private data. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ . . . . . "Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 🐶Dx.11/2015.IDC.L.IIIC.10/11nodes.++- ☕️12/2015.L.Mast 🛀2/2016.4AC.12Taxol.fasted 🖼9/2016.Rads.Nodes.ChestWall.15+4boosts 🥐10/2016.Tamox(2.5y) 🌲4/2019.Exemestane 🎭12/2019.Ibrance/Xgeva 🕊
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Sep 24, 2021 02:07PM divinemrsm wrote:

While strolling the Virginia Beach boardwalk a couple weeks ago, I saw a fellow on a bicycle pulling a little cart filled with boxes that said Ivermectin on them. Yeah, just what I'm a gonna put my faith in, beach bum placeboes. Really sounds appealing.


found lump 12-22-10—ilc—er+/pr+/her2—stage iv bone mets—chemo~lumpectomy~radiation~arimidex—March 2019-ibrance/aromasin* —Sept 2019-verzenio* —March 2020-xeloda*
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Sep 24, 2021 02:13PM kathindc wrote:

SerentySTAT, yup I can see that happening. Interesting article that they may have a clue forbetter treatment.

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Sep 24, 2021 02:20PM serenitystat wrote:

People may buy snakes and wonder why their new boa constrictor doesn't have any venom. 🤔


BCO leaked our private data. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ . . . . . "Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 🐶Dx.11/2015.IDC.L.IIIC.10/11nodes.++- ☕️12/2015.L.Mast 🛀2/2016.4AC.12Taxol.fasted 🖼9/2016.Rads.Nodes.ChestWall.15+4boosts 🥐10/2016.Tamox(2.5y) 🌲4/2019.Exemestane 🎭12/2019.Ibrance/Xgeva 🕊
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Sep 24, 2021 02:26PM - edited Sep 24, 2021 05:21PM by divinemrsm

The pandemic has affected the way I interact with people. I am always guarded at the outset these day when a conversation begins. I listen for the subtle and not-so-subtle cues that indicate if a person is anti vax, anti mask. Whereas before I was always tolerant of the behaviour of others, that's no longer the case. Some of that is on me, because I've been conditioned to default to the "be nice" mode my whole life. But I've finally drawn a line in the sand, allowed myself to place importance on boundaries. I don’t get confrontational, I simply decide to not engage in conversation with them any more than I have to. I can pick up when an antimaskerandvaxxer figures out I follow the science. It's like I can sense the fur standing up on their back and watch as an evil glint appears in their eyes. It's a look I remember seeing in 1970s made-for-tv movies on the faces of the townspeople carrying large clubs on fire going after women they accused of being witches in the 1600s. I'm not interested in listening to people who want to go on endlessly about masks and vaccines. Those conversations go nowhere. As the saying goes, be aware of what's really worth your energy.


found lump 12-22-10—ilc—er+/pr+/her2—stage iv bone mets—chemo~lumpectomy~radiation~arimidex—March 2019-ibrance/aromasin* —Sept 2019-verzenio* —March 2020-xeloda*
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Sep 24, 2021 05:29PM - edited Sep 24, 2021 05:30PM by alicebastable

I love the Wonkette's spin on the hospital "escapees." As with most of their stories, they stick with the facts and provide a link to a regular news source, but inject some wonderful snark.

https://www.wonkette.com/anti-vaxxers-fast-becoming-anti-icu-ers

Ignore treatment info (below) which is a BCO glitch. Do not enter personal information on this site since they grossly mishandled a data breach. Surgery 7/11/2018 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Surgery 8/8/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 24, 2021 05:46PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

I did something incredibly out of character today. There was an anti-vax demonstration outside of the San Jose City Hall today. Not a single one I saw was wearing a mask. Iwas driving by on my morning errands and I flipped them off as I slowly drove by. It didn’t feel 100% great to do that but on the other hand, I didn’t feel as bad as I thought I would. I’m just as frustrated as most of you are.

ICU refusal, leaving the hospital AMA? Fine let them go though it is upsetting to think they may continue infecting others.

Dx IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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