Thank you for your long reply.I do appreciate it and you have put me at ease. I think all this time on my own has sent my thought processes into haywire. I know I am doing the right thing staying in. Who knows what the future holds. I should just try and concentrate on the next few weeks and make the most of this free time, Thank you again - stay safe x
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It’s been over 10 years since I had breast cancer and chemotherapy. On the whole it’s a distant memory and I know I am one of the lucky ones. My immune system was never the same though - I tended to get every cough and cold going- in fact I was hospitalised several years ago as I just couldn’t fight infection. Sadly after I was released from hospital my husband had a heart attack and died so I have been on my own since. I work full time but every year I have sick leave due to a chest infection. I am really poorly for a few days so I self certify and usually go back to work. At the start of all this Corona Virus - I was called in and told to go home - my work place is a prison - so not the healthiest of places. I phoned a helpline and they said I should treat myself like the over 70s and isolate as much as possible for 12 weeks. I feel guilty doing this but I know it’s best to stay home so the NHS have one less to worry about. I am worried that because I won’t get a letter as vulnerable - nor should I - that if work starts again before the 12 week period I have not get the evidence about my immune system as I have not really been to the doctors for several years. Sorry if I am rambling . Have I really been at risk or have I panicked.
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