The flu epidemic, as you all are aware, is just getting worse. I'm curious what kinds of precautions you are taking regarding exposure to this deadly disease. I am a heart transplant recipient of 9 years, received the flu shot Aug 30th and am diligent about hand-washing already. Do any of you avoid public places/events where it is difficult to maintain a safe distance from people? My transplant clinic has advised 1) flu shot, 2) hand-washing and 3) stay away from people coughing, etc. displaying symptoms. I am finding that is difficult to do especially when there are people coughing everywhere... It may be overkill, but I'm taking a leave of absence from choir and church for now, because I can't sing with a face mask on :) Plus I just don't want to take the risk.
Would love to hear what others are doing...what does your transplant clinic recommend?