Ok, so I am a nanny, and the family I work for knows all about
my disease. Especially since I was hospitalized the entire first week of October for it. My boss (mom) knows I'm still not 100% and yet she's been having me come in when kids here are sick with the flu. Which the doctor said he's 99% sure is H1N1 (won't do the official test, it's $300). Now, it wasnt so bad the last three days when just one kid was home, I just tried to stay away and wash my hands alot, but today THREE of the family members are home INCLUDING THEIR DAD!!! I've told her so many times it would not be good for me if I caught it because my health is so poor right now. She even told the kids "Amanda can't get sick". Um, so WHY am I here?? It is totally freaking me out. I just don't see how it's worth the risk to them. I am just starting to feel better too. Even if getting the flu doesn't affect my UC, I'm just So Tired of Being SICK.
Sorry I just had to vent that.
Has anyone gotten the flu while in a flare or coming out of one? I've gotten it while in remission and it's never caused me to flare, but I'm worried about how my body will handle it when I'm not.