I was looking in the newspaper and I was thinking of trying to find a part time job, to help pay some medical bills that I have, two large hospitals here have several job openings from food service,laundry,clerical etc. I read something about people with cml and other leukemias that our immunities are low, which my immunity has been low for a lot of years. And I wanted to get some feedback and whatever info that any of you have read about working in hospitals.
Working In Hospital With Leukemia
Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:04 AM
If someone has responded to drug treatment, then their immunity is about the same as most people without CML. The people with "immunity issues" are leukemias that require chemotherapy. But I suppose if you seem "sickly" now compared to before CML, then you might want to stay away from hospital work. But generally it should not be an issue.
Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:43 AM
personally, this hasn't been an issue for me. i have always been healthy, (except for just pre-diagnosis and a few months after), and seem to have gone back to that, so i'd think maybe look at how you were pre-diagnosis. everybody in my house ended up sick a couple times last winter, but i didn't interestingly enough. it was a little funny that i (the technically immuno-compromised one) was taking care of 4 sick people because they were all flu-y.
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