Covid :(

Hi there!

I was due to have a Mx, SLNB and pap flap recon yesterday.  I have widespread DCIS and two lumps

Just before leaving for the hospital, I tested positive for covid and my surgery was postponed.

I imagine as I’m not on chemo/rads, I won’t qualify for any anti-virals, even though my asthma is definitely affected and I’m feeling pretty rough.  I’m monitoring my oximeter and temp.

I did notify my breast nurse team yesterday but sadly no-one got back to me.

I was wondering what the current guidelines are (if any) for surgery after covid? My lump is bigger and more painful and I’m pretty stressed out.

Dear Jackie,

 I do wish you well, hopefully you can get back on tract with your treatment very soon, how unlucky you were to get Covid with so much going on you at the moment, 

I think the breast cancer team are around on this site this morning on 0808 800 6000 maybe for reassurance you could give them a call, they are extremely kind and understanding, 

Wishing you well, speedy recovery from Covid to enable you to move forward 

biggest hugs Tili :rainbow: :rainbow:

Hi Jackie P 

Thanks for posting. 

It’s understandable that you are stressed out about the delay to your surgery having tested positive for Covid.  

As you say your breast cancer diagnosis may not qualify for anti-virals.  You mention that you have asthma and depending on how this is treated you may qualify for Covid anti-viral drugs.  Your treatment team will be able to advise you further when you speak to them. 

The current guidelines about the timing of surgery after Covid, indicate that surgery should be delayed for seven weeks.  However, the guidelines also indicate that the timing of surgery after Covid should involve shared decision-making between you, the patient and your treatment team.  Your individual situation will be considered in making an assessment of the risks involved.  

As your treatment team did not get back to you on Friday, it will be important to speak with them at the earliest opportunity to discuss this.  Some women where surgery has had to be delayed may be recommended to start other treatment such as hormone therapy if their cancer was hormone receptor positive.   

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