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?

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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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@contentandwell

@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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@contentandwell, the video is archived here so you can watch it any time.
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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@colleenyoung

@contentandwell, the video is archived here so you can watch it any time.
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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@colleenyoung. Thanks, I will try to do that tomorrow.
JK

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