Lung Cancer and Vaccines for Covid-19

Posted by Merry, Volunteer Mentor @merpreb, Nov 27, 2020

Good morning everyone. I don’t know about you but I am anxiously anticipating COVID-19 vaccine roll-outs. I’m anxious because there really has been very little time for all of the kinks to be worked out, but yet, on the other hand they could save a lot of lives. They won’t be an instant miracle. You will still need to be cautious and continue protocols. And masks will continue to be our best friends.

https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-research-confirms-critical-role-of-masks-in-preventing-covid-19-infection/

Please be aware that news headlines can be misleading. Please rely on only reputable sources for your information.

– What are the side effects of Pfizer’s, Moderna’s vaccines? Your questions answered https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/covid-19-vaccine-pfizer-faq-1.5795486
While some clarification is offered, there are not definitive answers. It’s still too early and testing continues.

Right now Connect lists these as the only sites trustworthy, authoritative, and with the best current information: ideally from Mayo Clinic, CDC and FDA.

If you are unsure of what to do then take your time, be cautious, ask questions. Do not do anything that you are uncomfortable with until you have reached a firm decision.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/search/research-news/10801/

I have reached my decision to have the vaccine. Side effects will be similar to the virus. This scares me but they are supposed to be milder. So I’ve decided to get them.

Have you decided?

@bluelagoon

@merpreb Just maintaining a low profile and keeping busy at home. And you?

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@bluelagoon– This is great to hear. I have my CT this Friday. Due to COVID, I am having the scan done at my local hospital instead of my usual one, and that makes me nervous. But we'll see. Other than that, I'm doing what you're doing!

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@cindylb @merpreb My non-medical but been down the chemo road guess is that while getting chemo your immune system is so reduced during that period that you nearly follow COVID protocols for every germ. It is likely that they may be concerned that his immune system wouldn't be strong enough to do whatever it's supposed to do in response to the shot.

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@bluelagoon

@cindylb @merpreb My non-medical but been down the chemo road guess is that while getting chemo your immune system is so reduced during that period that you nearly follow COVID protocols for every germ. It is likely that they may be concerned that his immune system wouldn't be strong enough to do whatever it's supposed to do in response to the shot.

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@bluelagoon– Would you mind clarifying your first sentence?

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@merpreb

@bluelagoon– Would you mind clarifying your first sentence?

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@merpreb @cindylb Sorry! First, I was trying to start by saying I was not speaking from any medical view, just the view from someone who went through chemo. I got thinking about how my guy put little hand sanitizers around the house since I was going to need to make sure to keep my hands clean. We were told to do almost everything you hear now with COVID, except the mask. I understood that was because while you are getting chemo your immune system is so reduced that you need to watch out for every germ. Does that make sense? (I am known for trailing, run-on sentences that only make sense to me at times!)

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We'll talk with the Dr. in the morning. If OK our minds are already made-up. Sooner the better

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@bluelagoon

@merpreb @cindylb Sorry! First, I was trying to start by saying I was not speaking from any medical view, just the view from someone who went through chemo. I got thinking about how my guy put little hand sanitizers around the house since I was going to need to make sure to keep my hands clean. We were told to do almost everything you hear now with COVID, except the mask. I understood that was because while you are getting chemo your immune system is so reduced that you need to watch out for every germ. Does that make sense? (I am known for trailing, run-on sentences that only make sense to me at times!)

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@bluelagoon– Good morning. This absolutely makes sense. That sounds like what I did, full protection sans masks.

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