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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-12-2019, 11:19 Thread Starter
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Winter bugs

Iíve just spent the last 36 hrs on the loo

Stomach cramps etc

Felt like gastric flu

Is it a bug going around ?

If so Iím not sure how Iíve picked it up

Iím very careful not to come into contact with anyone with colds flu etc as I am taking immune suppressant drugs

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One of my grandsons has been similarly affected except not a resident of the loo.

School's are showing a high level of absence due to sickness, the commonly encountered Noro virus aka Norwalk I believe, is certainly around, my son in law's hospital has three wards c,ones due to it for deep cleaning.

It doesn't take much contact to pick up such a bug when immuno-suppressant drugs are being taken.

I hope you feel better soon, remember to drink as much as possible - that does not mean "water diluted with alcohol", but virtually any other drink to keep fluid levels high and keep the kidneys working hard.

Best wishes to you and Albert, hopefully he has not succumbed to the same thing ?
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Iíve just spent the last 36 hrs on the loo

Stomach cramps etc

Felt like gastric flu

Is it a bug going around ?

If so Iím not sure how Iíve picked it up

Iím very careful not to come into contact with anyone with colds flu etc as I am taking immune suppressant drugs

Sandra
No matter how careful you think you are, you've only got to touch something like a door handle and BINGO! If someone with a bug has been less than scupulous with their personal hygiene then they will pass it on to the unwary. We barrier nurse clients at work with Norovirus and similar bugs but some of us still fall prey, and it ain't pleasant
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Fortunately I seem ok now

Tender to the touch around the lower abdomen

Not that interested in food, the odd slice of toast with MARMITE goes down well

As does a green oxo drink

Coffee, strange taste at present

Just crave salt it seems

Alberts fine so far

And Iím hoping he wonít get it

My kids are on alert

Donít come near if you are vaguely sick

I think I might be over reacting

Albert recently had a cold

I viewed him from a distance

Would the garage be warm enough ?

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Would the garage be warm enough ?[IMG class=inlineimg]/images/MotorhomeFacts_2014/smilies/tango_face_grin.png[/IMG]

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For whom?!?

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Come on Jean

For him

Who else ?

Iím not a threat to his immune system

Anyway heís a macho male

But itís probably too cold

Ideal for Christmas storage though

So Iíll keep him indoors

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Yes, Norovirus is doing the rounds. I blame this new fad for washing everything at 30 deg. I wash everything that will take it (sheets and towels etc) at 60 deg. I never touch a toilet door handle with my bare hands when out and about and always wash my hands thoroughly when I get home from shopping etc.
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It's those shopping trollies handles I always worry about seeing some of the 'clients' draped over them. Bugs and grime all over them.!!

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Hand washing, or lack of it, is a major reason for such bugs. Sadly you have only got to be aware of how few people actually WASH their hands properly using soap and water. Many people after a loo visit, probably involving something more solid than pee, only give their hands a cursory rinse without any pretence of using soap.

I wonder how often we have followed someone else into a loo and found the basin(s) bone dry - clearly the tap has not been touched and of course, those self-same hands have operated the door handles or push ........

Shame on people for not bothering - sadly that may well be the cause of many such bug spreads.... it is poor often, even in hospitals where a cursory spray of an alcohol gel is deemed adequate - which it is not. Doctors and nurses going from one person to the next may well aid the transmission, or even the auxiliaries taking food around and moving the table of one person before doing the same for the next or possibly helping them to sit up more....
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Years ago my BIL had TB. His elderly Dr blamed many of the infections on bedding not being given a chance to air before the bed was neatly made.

I've made that my excuse over the years!!

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