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I'm about to start my chemo is it safe to go to a baseball game and nascar race? These are tickets that were bought before I was diagnosed. I'm guessing propably not because of my immune system being low. Do I just stay in the house? Any advice?

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  • Ali S Profile
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    Sobrevivente desde 2011
    I went to a game between treatments and it was fine! I never stayed in the house even when I knew my counts were the lowest. But I was more careful--washed my hands more, sanitized surfaces, etc. but I tried to do things to get me through it.
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    • kim sosa Profile
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      Thank you Ali! I was thinking I was going to be unable to nothing. The race is in June and my 15 year old wanted to do something to cheer me up and want's to take me to a SF Giants game. I love him!!! I guess it's just at the very beginning I...

      mais

      Thank you Ali! I was thinking I was going to be unable to nothing. The race is in June and my 15 year old wanted to do something to cheer me up and want's to take me to a SF Giants game. I love him!!! I guess it's just at the very beginning I should stay out of the public lets say the first two weeks. Is that sound about right?

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    • Tiffani Warila Profile
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      I agree with Ali! When I was going through treatments, as long as I was feeling up to it, I did everything that I would normally do! The way I looked at it was that chemo (and now radiation) was just another part of my "new" routine. I work in...

      mais

      I agree with Ali! When I was going through treatments, as long as I was feeling up to it, I did everything that I would normally do! The way I looked at it was that chemo (and now radiation) was just another part of my "new" routine. I work in a kindergarten classroom and only took chemo day and the day after off, I went on a few weekend vacation trips, and walked in two breast cancer walks during treatments. I say unless your oncologist says "do not go" I say if you feel well enough to go, go have fun! I felt that if I was sitting at home, I would feel worse, so I had fun doing stuff I liked! Best of luck!

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    • Ali S Profile
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      Sobrevivente desde 2011

      Apparently the WBC aren't at their lowest until about 7 days after. But I was still in public. I teach 8th grade and was around kids all day on that 7th day. I just tried to get them to wash their hands and my advisees cleaned the desks for me....

      mais

      Apparently the WBC aren't at their lowest until about 7 days after. But I was still in public. I teach 8th grade and was around kids all day on that 7th day. I just tried to get them to wash their hands and my advisees cleaned the desks for me. I was also around my young nieces and nephew and was fine. Just be cautious but definitely don't stay in if you want to be out. You could always wear a mask, but I would say that's only in extreme measures and if you have he tendency to get sick easily. Very sweet of your teenager to do that!

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      I too did everything I worked I went places washed hands had a blast

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    • Karrie Cameron Profile
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      Wash, wash, wash! And wear a mask if it will make you feel better. Don't let it limit you, but keep in mind you need to get lots of rest, too! Best of luck to you!!

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  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
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    Stage 4 Paciente
    If you haven't started chemo yet Kim....then I would say go & have a good time. When you begin chemo there might be times when you don't want to risk going out in public because of your counts being low. But if you haven't begun yet....in my opinion I would go & have a good time! :)
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
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    Sobrevivente desde 2007
    I am with Diana. If you have started chemo by the time the game and race are scheduled I would not go. Take care, Sharon
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  • shen cruces Profile
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    Stage 3A Paciente
    I would go if you haven't started chemo yet. I am just two treatment in and went to a concert at the Fox Theatre in Oakland. It is a smallish venue so I brought a mask to wear and had friends open doors so I didn't touch anything that everyone else would have touched. I go out in public a lot actually,but I try to go out when there are not as many people out. Matinee times for movies, mid -day shopping, and I bring hand sanitizer with me everywhere.
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  • Dee Layng Profile
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    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    If its before the chemo then absolutely. If not, you might want to wait and see how you feel. Also keep in mind that your immune system is at its lowest about 10 days after chemo. Better to keep out of crowds after the first chemo, at least that's what my Doctor told me, did no want me to risk the chance of getting a fever. Good luck.
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  • sabrina brown Profile
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    Stage 4 Paciente
    I would go, I worked in a preschool all during my 6 months of chemo I believe do whatever you can to maintain as normal a life as possible.
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  • tara mollick Profile
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    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    I'd ask your doc and nurses. THEY will guide you the best way.
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  • K G Profile
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    Sobrevivente desde 2011
    Are you going before you start chemo, or after one dose, two doses, etc. I would say it depends on where you are at in the chemo process, and how low your immune system is at the time. You can always wear a mask, and bring plenty of hand sanitizer. Try to do as many things that you would normally do when you have the energy. Do be careful though. You may want to check with your doctors to see what your wbc's are before going to the race or whatever. Have fun and good luck.
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