I was wondering if anyone has had the misfortune to contract coronavirus whilst undergoing chemo, particularly FLOT chemo. My mum is going through FLOT at the moment (she had 4 sessions in autumn, had the surgery, and is now having her last four sessions - last week, she had her second session of these last four), and whilst we are doing our best to stay safe, we have had some covid scares over the last few weeks, so I just wanted to hear from anyone who could share what their experience was of dealing with covid and chemo at the same time.
Hi Jeeves94 and I see it's your first post on the Community so welcome. I am sorry to hear about your mum and her contracting covid. I have no personal any experience with this but was actually talking with my sister in law last night and she is in the middle of her chemo treatment for womb cancer and tested positive on Friday so her next treatment has just been put back a week or until she has two negative LFTs
You may want to widen your search for information. FLOT is used for a few different cancers so if you have a look through this list you will find all our many dedicated cancer support groups listed. These are safe places to talk to others who may have a similar diagnosis, treatment experience, to ask questions and get support.
If you'd like to connect in with a group click on the Green link I have created above. Look for the group for her cancer type then once the group page opens click on the black banner that says [click to join] at the bottom, or the [Join] button under "Group tools."
You can then introduce yourself by putting up a ‘new post’ by clicking in the box near the top right with + New or + (Depending on the device you are using). You will then see a dropdown menu so hit ‘Chat’ or ‘New here, say hello’ and you are ready to go.
You could copy and paste the text from this your first post. You can also search through existing ‘Discussions’ and click [reply] if you want to put up a comment.
When it comes to the practical and emotional challenges of supporting someone on their cancer journey you may benefit from joining our supportive Carers only group where you will connect with others supporting family and friends
You may also find our Cancer Nurse Team in our Ask an Expert section helpful but do allow a few working days for a reply.
The Macmillan Support Line is open 8am-8pm (timings may differ across services) 7 days a week on 0808 808 00 00 or via Webchat and Email too. This service provides cancer information, practical information, emotional support, benefits/financial guidance or just a listening ear.
Always around if you need further help in navigating the community.
All the very best.
Mike - Thehighlander
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