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      Clyde

      Ask your doc, but if you haven't had a problem, I don't see why it should show up now. If also might have something to do with fresh (as in garden grown) flowers as opposed to hot house flowers.

      over 4 years ago
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      That's a new one on me. I think I was told every big and picayune do/don't about being on chemo before treatment started, but nobody mentioned that one. Good thing, because when I wasn't being sick, I was working in my garden, with no problems. There were signs in the cancer areas of the 2 hospitals where I had surgery saying "no flowers or latex balloons," but I thought maybe that was for other issues than chemo.
      When I mentioned to my oncologist some of the taboos I was told about by the nurse before being on chemo, he pooh-poohed most of them. I even threw up on my poor little dog and was terribly worried I'd done something awful to her, but the oncologist just laughed and said, "well, she won't ever get cancer."

      over 4 years ago
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      You should not be around any sort of bacteria. I think the nurse is correct.
      Dirt has the potential to carry a whole host of bacteria comming from wild animals, pesticide run off and other things. You should wear gloves always. And wear gloves in the garden stores too.

      Yes check with yor Dr's. but you do need to be very careful around commercial dirt and your own yard dirt and gadening tools, chemicals and plants, pests, pets, wild animals feces and habitat and birds especially. Ticks, fleas, mosquitos they all carry lots of potential harm to your system.

      over 4 years ago
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    When I had dry and peeling skin, while on Avastin, I had to use Aquafor, kind of like petroleum jelly. I put on feet before I put my socks on. I still peeled, but not as bad. My dosage was higher to start with on the Xeloda but I did not tolerate it well. Hope you do better than I did.

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    I have stage IV breast cancer and I want people to know I am more than just a cancer patient. I told tell a lot of people I have cancer because I don't like the sad eyes or the worried tone in their voice when they talk to me. I am so much more than a cancer patient.

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