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Old 11-16-2009, 04:49 AM   #1
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Talking H1N1 hit local Lupus support group

I learned at the local meeting of our Lupus Support Group that two people have already had H1N1. One person suffered more than the other , but of course it wasn't a picnic for either of them. We have the same theumy who told me in response to an email query I sent him that the benefits of the vaccine far outweigh the risks. I'm with him!

 
Old 11-16-2009, 05:40 PM   #2
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Thanks for the information Shewolf. I'll get the shot once I find some vaccine. I found a clinic on Monday but it is 60 miles away. I'll go if I can't find anything closer and I'm flying after Thanksgiving and being in a closed plane with all those possibly sick people really freaks me out.

 
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:28 AM   #3
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I have Lupus and have spent the past 6 days fighting the H1N1. I am an elementary school teacher. I did not have the H1N1 shot. Its not too bad. Just tired and symptoms are like the worst colds I have ever had. I spent most of the days resting. My Dr. said there was really nothing she could do since the worst of this was already over. I waited too long to get in to her office...not my choice, she was double booked. Now I am taking the Zpack. 3 pills/ 3 days of antibiotics. I feel much better today after the first pill. Still tired but getting plenty of rest and lots of fluids.

 
Old 11-22-2009, 05:12 PM   #4
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I had an appointment with my oncologist last week. When he heard I had been unable to get a H1N1 shot he called a colleague to borrow a dose, my husband ran across town to pick it up while I started my rituxan treatment, and the chemo nurse gave me the shot. So I'm all set. I have lymphoma in my lungs so doc didn't want me to have flu with a respiratory component. I'll still be freaked by flying on Friday but not as freaked.

 
Old 11-23-2009, 08:34 AM   #5
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Re: H1N1 hit local Lupus support group

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I had an appointment with my oncologist last week. When he heard I had been unable to get a H1N1 shot he called a colleague to borrow a dose, my husband ran across town to pick it up while I started my rituxan treatment, and the chemo nurse gave me the shot. So I'm all set. I have lymphoma in my lungs so doc didn't want me to have flu with a respiratory component. I'll still be freaked by flying on Friday but not as freaked.
Well, sounds like you have the bases covered. I understand the weather in your area is a bit cold and damp (my parents in Point Pleasant fill me in lol) so bundle up and keep hydrated. I read to drink hot tea (breathe in the steam to keep nose moist) when flying. Have a wonderful holiday.

 
Old 11-23-2009, 06:21 PM   #6
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I live right over the bridge...behind Simco's. Weather was nice over the weekend....pretty gray today. I still go up north to doctors so will be on the GSP tomorrow for a rheumy appointment.

 
Old 11-24-2009, 04:47 AM   #7
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Re: H1N1 hit local Lupus support group

My husband and I both got the H1N1 vaccine yesterday, Our personal care doctor's nurse said we'd better get it now, because when the limited supply runs out, no one knows when there will be more. So we are thankful to get it but still intend to be careful. Good luck to those planning to take it about finding it, and Happy Thanksgiving to all.

 
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