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 24, 2021 07:34PM minustwo wrote:

Agreed. I've always liked your articles.

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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Sep 24, 2021 10:38PM traveltext wrote:

Thanks MinusTwo and Trishyla. Before publication, anyone mentioned will have a chance to proof and approve the text.

Previous articles are filed here:
https://advancedbreastcancer.net/author/traveltext


NED breast and prostate cancer. Dx 03/14, IBC, Lgth. 2cm, Stge IIIB, Gde 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- ; FEC x3, Taxol x3; Mx & 2/23 nodes; Rads x 33; now on tamoxofin.
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Sep 25, 2021 11:17AM sadiesservant wrote:

Great opinion piece in the Globe and Mail this morning (I would post a link but you need to have an account to view). Doctor in the small community of Nelson describing what it’s like dealing with the Covid situation. He describes becoming increasingly exhausted and demoralized as his community has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the province and opposition to the vaccine passport program is vocal and strident. Their ICU is overcapacity, filled almost entirely with unvaccinated patients. In one day he had to tell a young unvaccinated patient with worsening symptoms that he can’t get her into the ICU, tell an aneurysm patient that her surgery is indefinitely postponed, again cancel an appointment with a stroke victim who wants to discuss MAID and listen to a staff member at his clinic being verbally abused by someone who doesn’t like the mask policy.

It’s a heartbreaking piece. Would be nice if it would spur the vaccine hesitant to follow science and get their shots!

Dx 4/2001, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/10 nodes, ER+ Surgery 5/10/2001 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 10/21/2007 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 3/28/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 4/19/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 10/12/2017, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to other Chemotherapy 10/20/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 11/15/2017 External Local Metastases 11/15/2017 Radiation therapy: Bone Hormonal Therapy 1/18/2018 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 10/9/2019 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) Chemotherapy 10/8/2021 Other Chemotherapy 1/7/2022 Other
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Sep 25, 2021 11:37AM serenitystat wrote:

PM Mottley of Barbados calling for vaccine equity, climate crisis action, ...

"If we can solve complex problems like going to the moon or solving male baldness, then we can solve simple problems like letting people eat..."


🌻 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ BCO leaked our private data. πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ . . . . . "Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 🐢Dx.11/2015.IDC.L.IIIC.10/11nodes.++- β˜•οΈ12/2015.L.Mast πŸ›€2/2016.4AC.12Taxol.fasted πŸ–Ό9/2016.Rads.Nodes.ChestWall.15+4boosts πŸ₯10/2016.Tamox(2.5y) 🌲4/2019.Exemestane 🎭12/2019.Ibrance/Xgeva πŸ•Š
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Sep 25, 2021 11:53AM serenitystat wrote:

🌻 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ BCO leaked our private data. πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ . . . . . "Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 🐢Dx.11/2015.IDC.L.IIIC.10/11nodes.++- β˜•οΈ12/2015.L.Mast πŸ›€2/2016.4AC.12Taxol.fasted πŸ–Ό9/2016.Rads.Nodes.ChestWall.15+4boosts πŸ₯10/2016.Tamox(2.5y) 🌲4/2019.Exemestane 🎭12/2019.Ibrance/Xgeva πŸ•Š
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Sep 25, 2021 12:12PM serenitystat wrote:

QC has about 73% of its total population fully vaccinated. I think they may be giving boosters to seniors. Rt is 1.03. The vaccinations and other measures are working to keep the current wave from getting out of control, but we're not out of the woods. The hospitalized patients are younger and stay longer in ICU (rather than die). Alberta asking other provinces for help while their residents are rejecting safety measures is infuriating.


🌻 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ BCO leaked our private data. πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ . . . . . "Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 🐢Dx.11/2015.IDC.L.IIIC.10/11nodes.++- β˜•οΈ12/2015.L.Mast πŸ›€2/2016.4AC.12Taxol.fasted πŸ–Ό9/2016.Rads.Nodes.ChestWall.15+4boosts πŸ₯10/2016.Tamox(2.5y) 🌲4/2019.Exemestane 🎭12/2019.Ibrance/Xgeva πŸ•Š
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Sep 25, 2021 04:24PM - edited Sep 25, 2021 04:26PM by kathindc

DD who lives downtown took these the other day. I have not had a chance to walk this, but when I drove by the sight of so many flags took my breath away and I found myself crying.

May they Rest In Peace.

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Sep 25, 2021 04:57PM serenitystat wrote:

kathindc - The losses are heartbreaking.

The flags are a clean representation of loss, but there are people still in denial of the pandemic.

https://jamesheathers.medium.com/the-invisible-plague-c092ab1f7771


🌻 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ BCO leaked our private data. πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ . . . . . "Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 🐢Dx.11/2015.IDC.L.IIIC.10/11nodes.++- β˜•οΈ12/2015.L.Mast πŸ›€2/2016.4AC.12Taxol.fasted πŸ–Ό9/2016.Rads.Nodes.ChestWall.15+4boosts πŸ₯10/2016.Tamox(2.5y) 🌲4/2019.Exemestane 🎭12/2019.Ibrance/Xgeva πŸ•Š
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Sep 25, 2021 05:29PM kathindc wrote:

It is sad that there are still so many in denial, even on their death beds. SM

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Sep 25, 2021 08:11PM serenitystat wrote:

Some people would rather die than accept that they've been fooled.

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🌻 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ BCO leaked our private data. πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ . . . . . "Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 🐢Dx.11/2015.IDC.L.IIIC.10/11nodes.++- β˜•οΈ12/2015.L.Mast πŸ›€2/2016.4AC.12Taxol.fasted πŸ–Ό9/2016.Rads.Nodes.ChestWall.15+4boosts πŸ₯10/2016.Tamox(2.5y) 🌲4/2019.Exemestane 🎭12/2019.Ibrance/Xgeva πŸ•Š

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