• Halloween, safe to go trick or treating with the kids?

    Asked by UpandUp on Thursday, October 17, 2013

    Halloween, safe to go trick or treating with the kids?

    My blood work is good right now, I'm not showing signs of immune system being weak, but everyone at the treatment center keeps saying to watch out, be careful, stay away from sick people, etc. I'm not planning on chasing the sick ones down to talk to them, goodness! Do you do anything different to go out with the kids, or do you stay at home?

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    • Peroll's Avatar
      Peroll

      It should be safe to go out with the kids. You need to keep living your life to the greatest extent possible so you don't want to miss things like Halloween if you don't have too. You go to the treatment center with sick people all of the time. I find the advice to avoid sick people kind of odd because we have to go to hospitals, Dr offices and treatment centers, that are full of sick people all of the time. What you really need to do is take reasonable precautions to avoid people that are obviously contagious. If you want you could dress up as a Dr complete with the mask and gloves that would protect you. Good Luck and have fun.

      over 6 years ago
    • Bb31565's Avatar
      Bb31565

      When ask this question to my oncologist ......I waited one month after chemo to go back to work ( I teach) he said once chemo stopped my immune system was starting to build back up and I was good to go back teaching. The fatigue was the bad part. GO with the Kids!!! Enjoy!

      over 6 years ago
    • BabsWon's Avatar
      BabsWon

      Go for it - have some fun! I went to our state fair against the advice of one of the oncology nurses, but even though I got very tired, I did not "catch" anything. Hand washing is very important. Maybe carry a hand sanitizer with you.

      over 6 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      You need to LIVE everyday..DO NOT LET CANCER deprive you in anyway..

      Buy a huge box of hand sanitizer ..I love the gold bond stuff with hand creme right in it. Or wear gloves.

      And no kissing of strangers...Hee hee

      over 6 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I guess I'm too stubborn, or just plain stupid. I have been told about all the terrible things that would happen to me if I got around "sick" people. I was always saying, shoot who's sicker than me? But I always refused to stop doing anything that I wanted to, I was probably just lucky that I never got sick.

      over 6 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar
      Lirasgirl33

      I went trick or treating with the kids last year as I was going through treatment. We even drove to a couple of homes where the owners decorated their yards like a haunted house. Just bundle up. :) Have fun! I love trick or treating with the kiddos.

      over 6 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      If you feel good enough to go, go. Have fun with the munchkins. Why miss out on the fun, as long as you are feeling up to the exercise? I hope you have a great time!

      over 6 years ago
    • FemaleinMotion's Avatar
      FemaleinMotion

      Make some memories, UpandUp!!!

      over 6 years ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      If you are feeling up to it, go for it. Bring hand sanitizer with you in case you need it. And have a back up plan i.e. extra person lined up so in case you get tired, someone can take the kids so they don't have to miss out on trick or treating. Do what you can, and have happy memories. That's important.

      over 6 years ago

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