I was in Sunday school today and a man and his wife and two young girls were there that haden't been in a while. The little girls were coughing and running around being little girls and the mom informed everyone that they had not been there because they all got swine flu. the husband was really ill and still was coughing.
I got scared and got up and said, "I gotta leave.." They wanted to know what was wrong and I explained that I'm immuno suppressed and really weak now and I haven't had the flue shots and that if I get the flu it could kill me. My liver can't tolerate the drugs they'd need to give me. They were talknig about how their little girls had fevers of 105 and had turned blue and all.
I was scared. Even though it was a week ago. I felt bad and later went back in. I don't know what the incubation period is or how long after symptoms subside you are stil contagious. Was I a jerk or paranoid or did I do the right thing. I have my fingers crossed that I don't get sick. I'm afraid I really offended the people but they don't understand, even with an explanation. THey don't understand immunosuppression. They think I should be spiritually protected. I'm of the belief that you need to help yourself first before asking for divine intervention.
Thanks for any opinions on this. It just freaked me out. Especially since I was munching on a cupcake they brought for us! It was sweet and they are nice. If I get really sick again, I just don't know if I can handle it. In the past, they have to discontinue the drugs early on because of my liver and I"m left to prayer as to whether I pull through.
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