Hey Marji! You deffinatly did the right thing. I have actually done that as well...but most people know that I am on Chemo and really immunosupressed. I have been reading all the info I can on the H1N1 virus and they have just recently said that witht his flu, you are still contagious 3 days after you stop running a fever. They also have said that washing your hands will help you not get it but it is an air borne flu, so if someone sneezes and their germs gets in your eyes, nose, mouth or even an open sore than you have a greater chance of getting it. That is why it is spreading around so quickly.
I am one of those people that are probably being over careful. I avoid public places and the places I can't avoid I wear a mask. Work makes me where a mask cause they are really worried. Most people I am around understand. Sometimes I will write on the mask...on chemo, im not contagious, you are. And then one day I put if you look at me funny I will cough on you. LOL! I would have done exactly the same thing. This is nothing to mess around with. Don't worry about offending people, when they hear what is going on, they should understand! I sure hope you don't get the H1N1 virus but if you even start having symtpoms please get yourself to a doctor to be on the safe side!!
Systemic Lupus , lupus nephritis , and a lot of other stuff associated with Lupus!
The Old Normal is no more so I and we have to find a New Normal...