My Onc was happy for me to go to lanzarote a week after chemotherapy no3. He advised me to be careful eating out - no uncooked food or icecream in particular, no swimming in pools or the sea and to wear a high factor sun cream. I took all details of my chemo (I have a little red book - do you?) but know of some people who have taken a letter from their Onc in case they need to see a doctor abroad.
I was as careful as possible on the plane - I took antiseptic wipes for tray, chair arms etc, hand gel, kept sniffing First Defense and had a scarf for wrapping round face if necessary.
Everything was fine and it was so lovely to be somewhere different, where nobody but my OH knew I had BC, so I could just be me, if you know what I mean. I came home feeling stronger and brighter ready for the next lot of chemo.
Unfortunately our flight home was delayed by the ash cloud - typical! I was told missing one week of chemo wasn't a problem, but I went to the local hospital just in case I was delayed any longer and would need chemotherapy. The staff were brilliant - spoke perfect English - many of the BC/chemo terms are the same or similar anyway - and all costs would have been covered by the E111.
Personally I'd say go for it - some sun in January will be brill.
Sending you big hugs xx
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