Topic of the discussion
Posted on 4/1/20 5:23 AM
I don't understand why the hospitals, government, whomever have not thought about making us (high risk) a safe place to get medical attention. Like have one of the smaller clinics open just for us. That way we can still get help if we need without as much worry about getting sick. They could say no one but us aloud and if the are even possibly sick you can't go till your tested. But no cough no fever ain't been around anyone you can go there if you need. See I had my chemo on the 18th then from Friday till the next Wednesday I was in bed could not get up. Over the phone my nurse said it sounded like I might need a transfusion. But due to c-19 they didn't want to risk me going to the hospital. So like I said we should have a safe way to get medical attention.
Beginning of the discussion - 4/16/20Coronavirus, us, and the medical field https://www.carenity.us/forum/cancer/living-with-cancer/coronavirus-us-and-the-medical-field-1747
Posted on 4/16/20 5:43 PM
@Maryitiswhatitis I agree with you... I wish there was a way for us to get more support and treatment. But I think right now everything is just stretched too thin and we need as many doctors, nurses, and other medical crew on the front lines helping heal the infected. By putting all our energy into that maybe we can figure out a cure or at least an effective treatment plan and flatten the curve. I hope you're doing better though!
Posted on 4/24/20 5:04 PM
Hello members, I hope you're ok with me tagging you! Have you had a hard time getting access to care during the pandemic? Do you think we could be doing more to ensure that cancer patients are protected?
Posted on 4/27/20 7:56 PM
This is an interesting discussion. I don't personally feel like I'm missing out on treatment or care or that they're putting me at particular risk. I think everyone is doing the best they can with what they've got. I had to go in for scans and other tests the other day - it had to be done. They had me wait in my car until they were ready for me instead of in the waiting room and I left immediately with no consultation afterwards. I had to have that stuff done and it's not like they could bring it all to me. I think it's definitely scary for all of us because our immune systems are impacted, but there's not much more they or we can do.
Hope you're all doing well!