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CLL Life

by Anonymous

27 May 2011 at 13:31

Self help

Hygiene and reducing the risk of opportunist infection.

 

One of the bugbears of a reduced immunity is trying not to become obsessive about risk . A visit to a Doc on Tuesday was ruined by him sneezing in my face and wiping his dripping nose with his hand (a doctor)! However I was gob smacked when Salem my Tom cat mewed at me in a croaky voice, then jumped on my lap for a cuddle and sneezed in my face too.( I don’t think I can catch a cat cold)LOL.

 

But it got me thinking where do I draw the line? Become a recluse and hide from my own kids and pets, wearing a mask and mitts? Over the top, but you get my gist. At my CLL meeting in the Midlands on Weds I received their updated take on the situation,

 

 UK CLLSA, Self Help; Managing your health.

This article doesn’t seem to leave a stone unturned

Links in this section

“Two warnings- always consider what you read carefully, it may not apply to you. Although I have selected the most useful sites that I can find, (April 2011) things change fast over time.  As we get more knowledge, the sites may become inaccurate. Some of the sites are commercial; inclusion of their site is not an endorsement of the product. CLLSA has no links with the manufacturers but their sites are currently the best way of providing the facts.”

http://www.cllsupport.org.uk/selfhelp.htm

 

on a humus note:

Soil

“If you want to garden, then protect yourself by wearing gardening gloves and get someone else to dig, mow the lawn, turn compost heaps and soil”

 

I wonder how Ceri will feel about this LOL

 

An important site useful for all cancer patients especially during and after chemo and stem cell transplant.: Read and take what you want.

 

http://www.chemocare.com/managing/low_blood_counts.asp

 

Nick



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