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Can Chemo transfer from patient to caregiver by lying next to them?

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Wish I could have taken home my cancer surgeon with me [she had the look and personality of comic Kirstie Alley] as she was so upbeat and positive... always smiling and hugging. Super smart lady. It's been 5 years and I still go twice a year to see her.

My sig other was like a deer in headlights, he didn't know what to do, and was scared I would pass on, and he had too many in his immediate family that had passed. I felt like he was angry with me :(
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It makes perfect sense.

God bless.
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Thank you all. I am exhausted! Just recently, I felt the same thing in my legs and realized this must be plain ole tiredness. Sometimes caring for a loved one with cancer starts to cause you to believe you are also sick because of the empathy that's felt for the person who is actually sick. Thank you for bringing me back to the reality that rest is something I have deprived myself of for fear that I might not be there when he needs me most. If that makes any sense.
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Your arms are heavy from the burden your heart must carry.
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I'm just going to say no. There's something else going on.
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tonylea you could be just exhausted and no wonder. I had this last year i felt my arms and legs were just like lead my doc said i was suffering from exhaustion get a break soon and get walking and swinging your arms when we are stressed the body can break down anywhere i was ok after a week or so. Your body may be just trying to tell you to have a break get some sleep.
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Tonyalea, I never heard that ever happening. Otherwise, Oncologist and nurses/technicians who handle the chemo products would be having the same issue.

If you believe that this is happening because you are lying next to a chemo patient, I would tell the patient that you want him/her to get a good night sleep or rest, so you will sleep elsewhere for awhile. But you will be close by if they need your help.
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