Going to work

Hello all,


I am 4+ years on my kidney transplant. I am thankful to my mom who was my donor and to God to give me gift of live again. I work for Doctors surgery and have been off from work  for over 3 weeks to avoid getting the virus. My employer has been unable to get me work from home and I feel really desperate to go back to work . Would it be safe to go to work now if I use mask n gloves n sit in a seperate room n do my work . Any suggestions please???

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  • I am ~1 1/2 years out from a liver transplant. I have been getting out somewhat wearing only a mask since March and have not had any ill effects yet. I have my retirement pension so do not NEED to work but I cannot simply stay in my house all the time. My feeling about all this is that they really don't know if the masks even help against a virus - my view is that they can't hurt!

    • MASKS DO WORK! If not to protect you, then to protect others if yo do become exposed. Rem, transition can occur even if you are asymptomatic. This fact has seemed to have escaped so many in the US, which is one reason we are topping 3.7 MILLION confirmed cases.

      Work, retire, that is your own decision, you are not bound to staying home as the only option, if you can manage retirement, financially.  Personally,  I would rather go fishing. 

  • I have worked in ER for last 14 years.  I can't stop working because the health insurance and finance. I wear the masks, face shield, and gawn if I need it.  Protection and washing hands are the keys.

    I had kidney TX in 2001.


  • I understand your worry and fear. I had to go back to work and I work at Target. I can't pay my bills and feed my kids without working. I don't get disability or unemployment. You just need to take precautions like change your clothes asap when you come home and remove shoes as soon as you enter your home. If you can change your clothes before you leave work and than shower and change clothes again once home. This way your not wearing dirty work clothes in your car. Hope this helps. 

  • Thanks for your reply .  Do you think we can sit at home for 3-4 months ?

    • I am a nurse and going on six months working from home. It hasn't been easy being locked up 24/7 without going out other than to get groceries from the porch and lab work appointments. My Nephrologist do not recommend I go back until the COVID situation gets better. 

    • If you can afford to stay home for 3 to 4 months and not make money do it if not you have to work but take as many precautions as possible. I am trying to find an office job bc I can't go back to my job bc I had hernia surgery and my job is a physical job that I can't do anymore bc of the hernia's I had fixed. Always remember you have to do what is best for you and no one else. 

    • Stay home .. Stay safe,  Unless it is very essesntial. 

  • I believe you should not return  to work until an effective treatment is readily available. Anything less, you would be rolling the dice with your life as the wager. 

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