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Unread 09-20-2009, 09:20 PM
Flu season (kids mentioned)

Everyone around me is getting sick. My family, friends and the kids at the school I work at. I am terrified I am going to be next and they are going to cancel my surgery. What do I do? I wish I could call my supervisor and tell her I am not comfortable working right now due to all the flu germs going around. I don't want to lose my job, I love it, just am terrified to go in for the next 2 weeks. I feel like I am fighting a battle to stay healthy for my surgery. I only work 2 hours a day, does not make me rich, but helps.
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Unread 09-20-2009, 09:32 PM
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I work at a high school where Swine flu has been present. I work in the athletic setting so I am always around some sort of bodily fluid as disgusting as that sounds. I started to get a runny nose and a slight cough and called my GP right away and got in that sameday. I would call your GP and see what they suggest. They are the ones who deal with this on a daily (Monday - Friday) basis. It might not be bad to get the flu shot but like I just said check with your GP. I got in the sameday as I called because they knew I was getting surgery within 2 weeks and they gave me an anitbiotic to clear things up.
Unread 09-21-2009, 07:54 AM
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I caught the sniffles a week or so before my surgery. I called my dr and he prescribed some meds that cleared it up and my surgery went as scheduled. He had told me that unless I was running a fever or couldn't breathe well enough, surgery could proceed.

I would take any precautions possible and call your dr quickly if you develope any symptoms.

Best wishes.

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Unread 09-21-2009, 08:16 AM
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Hi , Could you maybe take the week off before your surgery? Or maybe give the doctor a call to see if you could take Tamiflu?

I have 3 kids. 4 weeks post-op for me they all came down with the swine flu. The doctor gave me Tamiflu, but I did not take it.(it makes my stomach hurt really bad) I kept them isolated, wore a surgical mask the doctor gave me and WASHED MY HANDS CONSTANTLY. My husband nor I never got the flu from them.

Good luck....
Unread 09-21-2009, 09:35 AM
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It is official. My youngest is home sick. Do I call my GP and my OB for me. I have a sore throat now and ear pain?
Unread 09-21-2009, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by wackycamper View Post
It is official. My youngest is home sick. Do I call my GP and my OB for me. I have a sore throat now and ear pain?
YES, call your GP and get him to give you an antibiotic.
Unread 09-21-2009, 10:08 AM
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I would call your gyno. first find out what his protocol is for handling this. With you getting it 2 weeks out from your surgery date you should be feeling much better by then. He may give you antibiotics, tamiflu or both. Good luck.......
Unread 09-21-2009, 01:10 PM
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I would call both doctors. The GYN doctor can tell you how he handles it. Your family doctor can give you the tamiflu if needed. If it is a flu you wont need an antibiotic (they only work on bacterial infections) so that shouldn't be a problem. Best wishes.
Unread 09-21-2009, 01:30 PM
Re: Flu season (kids mentioned)

I do hope you are feeling better asap, and I agree with above posts!

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