How can I stay healthy at social gatherings during Flu season?

Posted by des46893 @des46893, Jan 29, 2020

My liver transplant was 4 years ago this coming April. With flu season here I was wondering how to go about handling a large emotional family funeral with a weakened immune system. Handshakes, hugs, kisses – it all makes me a little paranoid. How do I attend without appearing aloof and non-caring?

@rosemarya

How can I stay well and stay informed ? I am ramping up my own hand washing and germ preventive measures. Last evening I got an email from my church about some changes to be implemented during this coronavirus outbreak in our local church. Perhaps your local churches and establishments are considering taking extra precautionary measures.

Here is some information that I want to share about the coronavirus from Mayo Clinic.
Coronavirus disease – What you should know about COVID-19
A special supplement to MAYO CLINIC HEALTH LETTER
https://www.mayoclinic.org/~/media/934B29A088B146D2AA7D41AB02EA12EE

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@rosemarya this would be a good article to put on Facebook too. I would put the MGH info out there but it’s not a link, it’s in a letter on the portal. Unfortunately there are some who actually think this is a political hoax and not real! It’s very unfortunate that our country has be so divided that people are so skeptical of real health warnings.
JK

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@contentandwell

@rosemarya this would be a good article to put on Facebook too. I would put the MGH info out there but it’s not a link, it’s in a letter on the portal. Unfortunately there are some who actually think this is a political hoax and not real! It’s very unfortunate that our country has be so divided that people are so skeptical of real health warnings.
JK

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@contentandwell @rosemarya my husband left today for a three week vacation to Thailand. I don't know how to protect myself if he contracts the virus. I don't really have any place to go.

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@gaylea1

@contentandwell @rosemarya my husband left today for a three week vacation to Thailand. I don't know how to protect myself if he contracts the virus. I don't really have any place to go.

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@gaylea1 That is sort of frightening. Hopefully he will come home virus free. If he has the virus he will be quarantined though so you probably don't have to worry about being exposed. I believe they are checking everyone coming into this country before they are released from the airport. I'm sure you would have loved to have gone also but I'm glad you didn't. Too risky.
JK

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@contentandwell

@gaylea1 That is sort of frightening. Hopefully he will come home virus free. If he has the virus he will be quarantined though so you probably don't have to worry about being exposed. I believe they are checking everyone coming into this country before they are released from the airport. I'm sure you would have loved to have gone also but I'm glad you didn't. Too risky.
JK

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@contentandwell they're only screening those who have travelled to China.

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@gaylea1

@contentandwell they're only screening those who have travelled to China.

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@gaylea1. I thought that had extended to other Asian countries. Hopefully he will arrive home just fine.
JK

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@contentandwell

@gaylea1. I thought that had extended to other Asian countries. Hopefully he will arrive home just fine.
JK

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There are quite a lot of cases in Thailand. It's not so much the country as the air flight path that takes him through several other countries ie Germany etc.

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@gaylea1

@contentandwell they're only screening those who have travelled to China.

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I know but he has many stop overs in different countries before arriving and departing Thailand.

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I just came upon this video Q & A. Some of you might be interested to participate. It is today.

Tue, Mar 10, 2020
2:30pm to 3:00pm CT

Video Q&A – Do you have questions about COVID-19?
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/webinar/video-qa-do-you-have-questions-about-covid-19/

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@rosemarya

I just came upon this video Q & A. Some of you might be interested to participate. It is today.

Tue, Mar 10, 2020
2:30pm to 3:00pm CT

Video Q&A – Do you have questions about COVID-19?
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/webinar/video-qa-do-you-have-questions-about-covid-19/

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@rosemarya I am just seeing this now so too late to participate. Will this be on accessible video? I hope so.
JK

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@gaylea1

@contentandwell they're only screening those who have travelled to China.

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@gaylea1, How are you getting along? Will you be having the stent removed tomorrow as planned, or has it been rescheduled?
Did husband go to Thailand?
And most important – I am thinking of you at this stressful time in our lives.

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A new discussion has been posted – You are invited.
COVID-19 in Transplant Patients
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/covid-19-in-transplant-patients/

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@rosemarya

@gaylea1, How are you getting along? Will you be having the stent removed tomorrow as planned, or has it been rescheduled?
Did husband go to Thailand?
And most important – I am thinking of you at this stressful time in our lives.

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@rosemary my ERCP was cancelled (just today) due to the halt on elective surgery here in Ontario. My husband left last Saturday for Thailand and I haven't heard from him since Tuesday. Things are heating up here in Canada but they haven't stopped flights into the country from Europe. Almost all the cases here have come from travellers but nothing is being done. I plan to relocate prior to his return so that he can self isolate for two weeks. Schools, libraries all recreational events have of course been cancelled. For us though, this hand washing, non touching, distancing is a way of life anyway. Welcome to our world people!

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