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Cz. Burrito

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Re: Moving away from (possibly) sick people
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2013, 03:39:20 PM »
I pro-actively tell people that I'm sick so that they can choose to move away.

I have one coworker who has had a kidney transplant and thus has a compromised immune system. I make a point of informing him whenever I'm sick so that he can avoid having meeting with me or passing me in the hallway.

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Re: Moving away from (possibly) sick people
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2013, 04:41:17 PM »
Even before I was diagnosed with MS (immune system compromised), I tended to avoid sick people so that I would not catch what they had.   

But I would do so apologetically  "Sorry, I don't want to catch what you have" while putting distance between us (and going to wash my hands as a precaution).

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Re: Moving away from (possibly) sick people
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2013, 07:34:45 PM »
So long as someone isn't coughing up a storm, then I'm fine sitting next to them.  I won't, however, share a pen or anything just in case they are sick. 

BTW, my son got strep 4 times in one year in 2010. 

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Re: Moving away from (possibly) sick people
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2013, 09:21:36 PM »
I wouldn't be so offended by her moving away -- it's possible she had a very good reason for not wanting to get strep (other than just that strep feels horrible!) and I wouldn't really see it as the type of illness where it's serious enough that she had to wish you a speedy recovery before moving.  Don't take it personally.