Hi ! I've just ben diagnosed with breast cancer and commenced AC chemotherapy. I am just wondering how others handle their immunosuppression from chemotherapy. Do you avoid all crowds ( similar to lockdown for COVID 19) or do you carry on and just aware of others who are ill/sneezing etc ? This question is assuming a good day with little or no fatigue. Do I attend what social activities I can manage eg dinners, movies, concerts or do I only attend when there are not many people ( at the moment that would be NIL). Also, do I attend the gym ( classes and individual) or just when there are only a few people there ?
At the moment, these things are important to me handling my diagnosis. Thank you!
Hi @Diane55 ,
Sorry to hear of your diagnosis, & welcome to this community.
I'm living in Melbourne at the moment, & I won't go anywhere without wearing my mask. Preferably, I stay away from really crowded places, but as long as you can practice a good measure of distance from others, you should be fine.
Try to keep up the exercise if you can. If it gets really crowded, maybe change the times you attend the gym. Obviously, it's really a matter of what you're comfortable with.
Best of luck with your treatment.
I try to avoid even small crowds but when I have to get out, I wear my mask and use hand sanitizer after touching anything such as door knobs. For exercise, I take walks in my neighborhood instead of going to a gym. One thing I do is make sure I'm getting enough of is vitamin C, D, and E. I also use herbal supplements such as echinacea and elderberry, and drink a cup of green tea each morning with Manuka honey. Eat plenty of fruits and veggies each day and keep yourself well hydrated.
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