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The week before my wife's third chemo session, when she's feeling better, can she go out to a restaurant or a movie, or is her immune system still compromised?

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
 
  • blair greiner Profile
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    了解乳腺癌
    Hi Robert! My worst days are 4-8. By day 10 I usually feel much stronger and want to do more. Movies and dinner are perfect because it isn't too much on your body ;)
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  • Marianne R. Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2011
    If she is up for it. Tell her you love her and she is beautiful. Talk about anything other than cancer. Those are the days that helped me get through the ordeal. Just knowing my husband wanted to spend time with me
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I would follow her lead. If she isn't feeling that well, you could do something very loving and imagintive by planning a special evening at home. Get some of her favorite foods, rent a movie and snuggle on the couch together. You probably already do this, but tell her how much you love and care your her. You will march through this tough time together and come out the other side much stronger for the experience. You are a wonderful husband..... gold stars to you!!! Take care, Sharon.
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  • vicki e Profile
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    Stage 2B 病人
    I was at a low immunity point on my birthday and pretty down because I would miss my traditional birthday dinner at olive garden. My sweet husband picked up take out from olive garden, set a nice table with candles and flowers and I can tell you it was the most special birthday dinner I have ever had. You can make dinner special and it doesn't have to be dinner out.
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    • Cindy Smalley Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      That is very interesting. My birthday is Monday and we are going "out" to dinner by bringing Olive Garden home. We have done this a couple of other times. It's nice to go "out" by relaxing at home.

      over 7 years Flag
  • cindy stephenson Profile
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    了解乳腺癌
    I usually go out with my husband to dinner and shopping days 14-20. So if she feels like it go for it. I work full time as well but if your wife is home all time she needs to get out if she can.
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  • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2009
    As mentioned above, go at her pace. I was so worried about "germs" when I was on chemo. I carried disinfectant wipes and gel with me every where. I also carried one of the newer soft masks with me. That way if I became in the area where someone was coughing or etc., I could put it on to protect me. Especially in waiting rooms. Take care.
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  • A Mc Profile
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    If she's up to it go for it!
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  • Erin Timlin Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2011
    I agree with everyone else! Follow her lead and if she wants to go out then take her wherever she wants to go. As for immunity, if she's feeling strong and happy then it'd probably do her good to get out. I teach high school students and I worked throughout all my treatment and honestly had the most illness-free winter ever! Ironic...
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Hi Robert! How nice of you to visit this site and ask this question. It's great to hear from a spouse! You don't say how far apart your wife's treatments are. I imagine she has blood work in between. For me, going out depended on a couple of factors: my white blood cell count (an indication of how compromised my immune system was), and how I was feeling. I got pretty addicted to hand sanitizer, so I'd take it along if you go out. As time went along I didn't feel at all like going out. My husband brought me take out from my favorite restaurants! I'd put a phone call into her doctor to get his/her thoughts. Best, Evvie
    over 7 years Comment Flag

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