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Posted - Nov 08 2020 :  12:01:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wish there was a way to have thanksging with family. How much are we as copd’ers at risk. How many of you are doing it anyway.

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Posted - Nov 08 2020 :  8:31:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's a question for you individually. How much do you want to see your family? How much are you willing to risk to do it? What sort of precautions is your family willing to take for you? Are they willing to self quarantine for a period of time before you come? How long a trip is it to get to them? Will you have to stay overnight anywhere other than home? Can they serve people in their home far enough apart to be safe? What is their family situation? Grandkids, how old and what are they doing, how are they acting in the pandemic?

I'm not going to family because my kids aren't in a position to do a good job keeping themselves safe (seven people in a small house), everyone has jobs and even though they wear masks and try, they're exposed practically every day to people who don't wear masks and don't keep their distance. They know it's not safe and don't expect me to come, plus it's a three hour drive one way with at least one stop for gas and restrooms. Iowa isn't a great place to be right now anyway: we have one of the highest infections rates in the country.

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Posted - Nov 13 2020 :  5:10:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our friends who have invited us for Thanksgiving and Christmas for about 15 years will not be doing Thanksgiving and Christmas this year for other than 3 of their family. I called first to preempt them........telling them that "I will assume that you guys will not be doing Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.....because we would be declining to come anyway." She said "I'm glad you called to say that because we were feeling very guilty about telling you that we would not be having any friends over." So ----- all was good with all of us!

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Posted - Nov 13 2020 :  6:01:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have declined my family's gathering of 12+, it's not worth it. I'm holding out for the vaccine.

Edited by - klm49 on Nov 13 2020 6:02:32 PM
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Posted - Nov 15 2020 :  1:04:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Same here, I am missing grand childrens birthday party today. like to be here for more of them so I play it safe. They understand.

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