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I have decided to enjoy myself.......

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AGAA4 Tue 03-Mar-20 15:38:51

As I am in a high risk group for Covid19 and it appears to be spreading, I have decided I am going to enjoy myself. Not putting myself at risk and taking advice on hand washing etc I will do things I want to do.
So far I have had a pleasant lunch with friends, a long walk in the countryside and have not said no to cakes and chocolate! not very adventurous I know. What would other GNs do while we wait for this virus to hopefully pass?

TrendyNannie6 Tue 03-Mar-20 15:46:34

I am in the high risk group also, I haven’t really changed much at all, always have washed hands, always tried to keep away from crowds, I wouldn’t say I’m doing a thing different to what I’ve done for many years, I’m just doing things I want to do, certainly not going to hide away, and I’m not thinking about it everyday despite what the media are saying, just taking sensible precautions, not stock piling either, just appreciating every day that I wake up

Washerwoman Tue 03-Mar-20 15:48:35

I'm not high risk but I don't think I have a very robust immune system either.I already feel run down from a bad cold followed by a sick bug.But I'm carrying on as normal meeting friends for lunch this week in a nearby city,been to the supermarket today and a meal out for DDs birthday at the weekend.I'm scrupulously washing my hands after every trip out as well as bathroom visits.And have plenty of food and medicines in just in case DH and I need to stay home.To be honest I'm more worried about our DCs one is a health care professional and the other works in a school -plus our tiny DGCs.Also as DH is self employed and of work gets cancelled it will really impact our finances.But what can you do ?

AGAA4 Tue 03-Mar-20 15:52:06

I agree Trendy, Stockpiling is unnecessary and selfish. I am just treating myself a bit more than usual. My children say I am miserly with myself and generous with them so I am being a bit less miserly.

BlueBelle Tue 03-Mar-20 15:53:37

I m not doing anything different just carrying on and waiting for it to get off the papers radio and tv Bored with it and all the panic that accompanies it

AGAA4 Tue 03-Mar-20 15:55:05

Sorry you have been unwell Washerwoman. I worry about my children too.

rosenoir Tue 03-Mar-20 15:58:50

I was going to say the same as BlueBelle.

Pleased to hear posts from people not letting the media frenzy affect them.

Urmstongran Tue 03-Mar-20 16:02:34

I’m not high risk but I’m more careful with hand washing now, especially when I get home - it’s key in the door, coat off, bathroom sink to wash my hands. I’m going to live my life as before but I might stop reading articles on coronavirus and put the tv on mute when it comes up on the news.

I can’t do anything about it so I’ve decided not to scare myself. No extra food shopping either!

3nanny6 Tue 03-Mar-20 16:08:51

Why are the papers radio and tv keeping on that the virus will peak in the U.K. within the next two weeks and government can close towns/schools if they want to. I have heard of no cases where I live and am carrying on as usual. I have not gone into panic mode although thought over the last few days I must get myself some small sized anti-bac hand sanitizer only to find three shops where I often see it sold told me they have been out of it for the last two weeks.
I bought an extra two boxes of tissues not even sure why. As an ex worker of N.H.S I am always washing my hands due to my brainwashing from the job.
I heard on news this morning that if the country gets an epidemic they will bring out retired N.H.S. staff to help out.
I am going into hiding and not opening my door and I will tell them I am self isolating no way am I coming out of retirement.

SalsaQueen Tue 03-Mar-20 16:11:38

AGAA4 Like millions of others, I'm also carrying on as usual - which means doing my 2 part-time jobs, as well as socialising and everything else.

AGAA4 Tue 03-Mar-20 16:12:35

Don't blame you 3Nanny. Lock all the doors and turn off the phone!

Gaunt47 Tue 03-Mar-20 16:16:38

Me too, I'm carrying on as usual.
Don't know about the coronavirus, but with all this hand washing going on and the no touching regime I suspect there will be fewer cases of colds and flu. Which is good. smile

3nanny6 Tue 03-Mar-20 16:32:56

The worse thing with all this hand washing is the fact I suffer with eczema and for the last six months the only outbreaks of it have been on my hands. I use a cream and then a lotion for the treatment but it is all cancelled out because of my constant hand washing so all in all a vicious circle.
Thanks AGA4 I am locking the doors and turning off the phone and only creeping out to air off the poor dogs and give them a run, by the way someone on the tv said pets may be able to pick up the virus and I told my naughty dog this morning stay away from any roaming dogs and don't bring the virus home . Surely they are joking about the pets!

dragonfly46 Tue 03-Mar-20 16:39:45

Just carrying on as usual.

AGAA4 Tue 03-Mar-20 16:43:28

Your pets are safe. They can't catch it thankfully. You may want to wear a disguise when you take your dogs out 3nanny!

GagaJo Tue 03-Mar-20 16:45:23

My treat to myself would be coming home in 3 weeks, to spend my school holiday with my darling grandson. IF I'm brave enough to fly with all this virus around.

I should be sensible and not do it but I miss him so much I might just do it.

AGAA4 Tue 03-Mar-20 17:00:33

Hope you get to see him GagaJo.

It is good to know that others are not stockpiling and are getting on with their normal lives. My friends and I have decided that there is not that much we can do apart from sensible precautions and just enjoy each day. And maybe eat some chocolate!

TrendyNannie6 Tue 03-Mar-20 17:03:00

Good for you AGAA4 👍

Framilode Tue 03-Mar-20 17:05:03

I agree with the others we are just carrying on. We are travelling to Spain by car at the end of March and will spend a month there. I am in the high risk group, but apart from being sensible, I can't put my life on hold for something that will probably never happen.

Mapleleaf Tue 03-Mar-20 19:44:53

I’m afraid the media act very irresponsibly at times like this with their “what might be’s”, “could’s“ and “ifs”. They love to focus on the dramatic, trying to encourage panic and fear. They put ideas out there which vulnerable individuals fall for. I’m convinced they would love nothing better than a full blown catastrophe to befall us all. Shame on them.
Whilst this virus is worrying and is spreading, the media are employing a lot of guesswork and speculation - sells papers/increases ratings much better than rational, well thought out discussion does!

Callistemon Tue 03-Mar-20 19:50:58

Carrying on regardless although I am handwashing more carefully and probably more often.

Thank goodness I was given lots of handcream for Christmas!

Callistemon Tue 03-Mar-20 19:52:55

If I thought that Armageddon was nigh I would go to Italy and visit all the sites I didn't get to see!

Tangerine Tue 03-Mar-20 20:48:03

I am also carrying on as usual but with extra handwashing.

May7 Tue 03-Mar-20 21:06:52

Well DH and I went to Odeon cinema today (lovely reclining seats to raise my legs up on) im supposed to be resting . We were the only ones in there. We were watching Jojo Rabbit and it has been on for a while but nevertheless it was wonderful to be in such luxurious isolation. No chatting no phones, no rustling, no coughing or sneezing grin ps amazing film. Washed hands when we got home

tanith Tue 03-Mar-20 21:15:02

I suppose I’m also high risk but I’m letting it bother me, I’ve just flown home from Gibraltar tonight where their first case was diagnosed today. But I’m guessing walking through Heathrow among every nationality you can imagine isn’t the most safe place but with plenty of hand washing and not talking to anyone other than security officers I’m hoping all is well. We can’t put lives on hold just in case at least I won’t.