I was on Ibrance throughout the pandemic and had to take public transport to the hospital, I had no choice! And either I've never had covid or I had it very mildly. Ibrance made me neutropenic but my numbers were always up and down - I was on 100 until this very last cycle when I moved to 75, felt incredible as my neutrophils were good, but my scans showed significant progression in one vertebrae which is unreal because I have no pain and no other indication the cancer had grown. So I am moving on to the next drug. I got the median out of Ibrance - 2 years - for some its a slam dunk. I know one lady in the US about to start her 7th year, and more than a few on 5 years+. Deep down I knew it wasn't quite the drug for me, but two years is two years 🙂 I just wish it hadn't been during a pandemic! I would say just be cautious with crowds and make sure you have good hand hygiene, but other than that, go live your life! There is no point in taking these pills if you are going to hide away at home and do nothing with the time. Ive been to concerts and on long haul flights no problem. It will suppress your immune system but not wipe it out completely like chemo will. If you get ill you just stop the pills until you recover. Not sure why your chemo nurses were being quite so dramatic!
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