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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:52 AM

3 days after 2nd Pfizer & with cancer chemo

Last edited Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:05 AM - Edit history (1)

Just an FYI for everyone, from someone who has underlying conditions and wanted to share my experience, with the CoVid shots and with the longer-term effects of my cancer treatments.

In a summary, my chemo effects are the issue. I cannot tell if the CoVid shots are really overwhelming anything the cancer treatments are producing. I have had pancreatic cancer since March 15, 2019... Yes, the Ides of March date. Go figure!

My first dose was painless and no side effects. The 2nd dose on Sat, well I do feel fatigue and more nausea...
but that could be my chemo.
I don't have any injection soreness, tenderness or bruising.
I have nausea, but that is certainly associated with the chemo and hasn't increased since my 2nd CoVid dose.




Get the shots. If I am an example of what to do, I took a big risk getting them and am very glad I did.


Update 2/25: I have deep bone ache. Lower right back and right leg. No cancer related symptoms that aren't being treated. Quite sore and a bit unstable walking. I can endure this type of pain. will update in a few days.

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Reply 3 days after 2nd Pfizer & with cancer chemo (Original post)
SmartVoter22 Feb 2021 OP
Guilded Lilly Feb 2021 #1
PunksMom Feb 2021 #4
Clash City Rocker Feb 2021 #2
UpInArms Feb 2021 #3
rampartc Feb 2021 #5
kairos12 Feb 2021 #6
Hortensis Feb 2021 #7
sop Feb 2021 #8
True Dough Feb 2021 #9
superpatriotman Feb 2021 #10
Evolve Dammit Feb 2021 #11
PJMcK Feb 2021 #12
ybbor Feb 2021 #13
MLAA Feb 2021 #14
Ferrets are Cool Feb 2021 #15
Butterflylady Feb 2021 #16
Staph Feb 2021 #17

Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:58 AM

1. Hoping your treatments continue to heal you . You are brave.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:02 AM

4. ♥️

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:00 AM

2. Bravo to you for speaking out about this

Best of luck. Stay safe.

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:00 AM

3. Thank you for the update

Stay safe

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:14 AM

5. no vaccine yet

but my oncologist says get it when i can.

chemo does depress the immune system (as well as plenty of other great side effects.)

i'm taking erbetox weekly for squamous cell carcinoma.

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:15 AM

6. Thank you for the information.

It is gold.

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:17 AM

7. Glad to hear you're not feeling worse on top of what you're already enduring.

Just another couple weeks, and you'll at least be able to mostly cross Covid off your list of worries.

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:20 AM

8. I'm receiving my first vaccine shot today. I have also been undergoing chemotherapy

(and radiation) treatments. My oncologist says it's ok. I hope he's right.

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:24 AM

9. Wishing you strength and good health, SmartVoter

Thank you for this thread.

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:25 AM

10. If you're willing

Please share the chemo regimen? Asking b/c I am a caregiver for a Rituxan patient

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:26 AM

11. Thanks for the post. Best wishes on your treatment.

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:27 AM

12. Glad you got your doses, SmartVoter22

I had a strong reaction to dose #2 of Moderna but the symptoms were gone within 24 hours. Now that you're vaccinated, I hope you can direct your attention to your cancer. I wish you the best!

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:31 AM

13. My wife has had both

She got the Pfizer.

Second shot made her pretty ill. She had chills, body aches, and nausea. It lasted for about 48 hrs. Another friend experienced the same symptoms, but only for about 24 hrs.

I am hopeful to get mine sooner than later.

Get it people! It will make “normal” life return sooner.

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:14 AM

14. Thank you for sharing your experience

💕💕💕💕💕

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:17 AM

15. Thank you for sharing

Wifey, who is recovering from Lymphoma and a kidney tumor has mirrored your side effects of the 2nd shot. Just a mild headache and a bit of muscle soreness. My second shot had the same effect. We are older so that seems to have something to do with it. Good luck with your recovery.

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:29 AM

16. I'm trying to an appointment with no luck so far

but I will keep trying. I know exactly how you feel. Chemotherapy is hell. I was set to get 6 doses but they stopped after 4. My body couldn't take anymore. Glad you got the vaccine.

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:07 PM

17. I'm on an immunotherapy drug (Keytruda) for endometrial cancer

as well as methotrexate for the rheumatoid arthritis caused by the Keytruda. (Cancer is a bitch, and the side effects from the various treatments also suck!)

My various and sundry docs said to get the vaccine as soon as possible, and I had my second shot last Friday. I had no reaction to the first shot, and perhaps a bit of tiredness from the second. As everyone else has said, it's hard to tell the side effects of the vaccine from all of the other side effects you normally have.

Best of luck to you with the chemo! I've been through two rounds. Remember, if you feel lousy, if your hair falls out, it means the chemo is working!


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