• After you are finished with treatments, how long are you considered immunocomprimised?

    Asked by JustGrateful on Thursday, April 2, 2020

    After you are finished with treatments, how long are you considered immunocomprimised?

    I have at least 6 months to a year more of treatments but I am worried about all of this virus going around and thinking about will I always have to be on guard about everything, flu, colds, etc.? Will I have to walk around with a mask, stay away from people for good?

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • MLT's Avatar

      I would think this would depend on your blood counts, especially white blood cells.I taught right after my 1st time with chemo. Wishing you the best with your treatments.

      about 1 month ago
    • junie1's Avatar

      before the virus appeared ,, i didn't think about or wear a mask.. but now,, i do,, and i tried to stay away from people as much as possible, especially if they was sick. I did work, but now I'm retired, making it alittle easier to not be around people.
      Like MLT stated,, it really depends on your blood counts,, if the white count gets too low,, you are alot more acceptable to infections.

      about 1 month ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Heck, I'm 7+ years out from the end of treatment, and I'm not going outside very often. Siting in my bedroom at my work computer right now. My grocery store allows order online and pickup. And I've picked up food carryout from some local independent restaurants. I'm probably fine, and my region hasn't surged...yet. I worked through treatment, and right now I'm taking a lot of the precautions I did back then. I had a sign in my cubical that I was immunosurpressed. And I have LOTS of little bottles of hand sanitizer.

      about 1 month ago
    • po18guy's Avatar

      I hope to find out one day. Until then, it has been mask and gloves for the past 4 1/2 years. Caveat: I had a stem cell transplant and am purposefully immune suppressed to control rejection issues.

      about 1 month ago
    • JustGrateful's Avatar

      Well, that's not encouraging. But, better safe than sorry. I guess this is going to be our new world.

      about 1 month ago
    • petieagnor's Avatar

      I'm a little late with this but hope it helps. I agree with MLT. Also, pick your times for anything. In the 4 yrs that I've been on chemo, I've not gotten a anything. I've not deprived my self either. Just be safe, not sorry.

      9 days ago

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