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Alexa
Just Said Yes March 2021

Corona Virus and my shower

Alexa , on March 9, 2020 at 2:41 AM Posted in Parties and Events 0 12
My shower is Sunday in Michigan and I am petrified to fly now that there are corona virus cases in my city. I have an autoimmune disease so I’m so scared of something happening and then me giving it to my matron of honor who just had a baby and elderly family members at my shower. I’ve begged my mother to postpone but she would rather have my shower without me. It’s a small bunch of people (11-14) but I am embarrassed to let them down and not go. I am just imagining them sitting there looking confused without me. My gut is telling me not to fly because my immune system is weaker and because I know I will be paranoid the entire time and two weeks after. I feel so torn. My family says corona virus is no big deal but it’s not in their state let alone their city and they do not have an autoimmune disorder. I am willing to pay for my mother’s lost deposits if i do not show up. Help? Advice? Please don’t make fun of me for being worried.


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Latest activity by Heathart, on March 31, 2020 at 5:42 PM
  • Andrea
    Super May 2020
    Andrea ·
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    Well I can’t tell you not to be afraid, because you are afraid and that’s your choice/right. The stale air on an airplane always makes people more prone to getting sick with any type of cold or flu. What if you drove? Are you close enough that that’s an option? It’s definitely more rational to not want to get on a plane than to want to avoid the entire state of Michigan.
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  • Chrysta
    Master November 2022
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    Would it be possible to drive? If not, I completely agree with you- I wouldn’t fly with an autoimmune disorder either. I know it’d be disappointing to not be able to attend your shower, but it’s certainly not worth risking your life over. Plus, all this needless traveling is exactly what is causing the rapid spread of it.
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  • Michelle
    Dedicated July 2021
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    Airplanes actually have good air circulation so I wouldn’t worry too much about the flight. Bring Lysol wipes and wipe down your tray and tv screen and such (that’s where you’ll likely pick up germs vs the air)


    I am in michigan and so far so good.
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  • Alexa
    Just Said Yes March 2021
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    It would be a three day drive of at driving at least 10 hours a day alone. Nobody can come with me Smiley sad
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  • Amanda
    VIP December 2020
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    I'm a Flight Attendant. I'm working all over the country and so are 30k of my co-workers, we are fine. You'll be fine. Wipe down your seat and tray table, wear gloves if you would like and just wash your hands for 30 seconds with soap and hot water. Please don't cancel your life plans over media hype.

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  • Andrea
    Super May 2020
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    Oh yeah that’s not feasible at all, I was thinking maybe you were a state over.
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  • Dajia
    Savvy August 2021
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    I understand your concern for your health. However, I dont think your parents would convince you to risk your life if they felt confident you would get really sick. We weren't given the spirit of fear, we were given the power of Love. I say pack your hand sanitizers and your disinfectant wipes in your purse (travel size), and purchase some gloves and a face mask. Tickets are dirt cheap and I'm sure because of your business during this time, the airline will treat you with the utmost respect for choosing to fly. The planes are empty so you most likely will be sitting alone (my friend still has to travel for work). Just be cautious about your surroundings. Make sure your guest have sanitizing stations at your party and you encourage them to not hug, kiss, or eat after one another, or at least not you.

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  • Kimberly
    Super March 2021
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    You are one that actually deserves to be worried because you are one of the most vulnerable for this. I’m sorry your mom doesn’t understand your reasoning for not wanting to fly. I suggest having a very candid discussion with her and explain why it would be very unwise for you to fly right in the current circumstances. If she still doesn’t understand and continues on with having your shower without you, maybe you could FaceTime during the shower and apologize to your guests why you weren’t able to be there.


    I am not one that is super paranoid about this. If people would use good common sense and stop going out when they are sick, stop flooding the ER’s when they have cold symptoms and practice good hygiene this would blow over. Everyone freaking out escalates it to the 10th power. However, like I said you are actually one of the ones that needs to take the extra precaution. Your family should understand that and respect it.
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  • Vanessa
    Savvy November 2020
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    I’m curious to know what you decided. Did you attend your shower? I have an immune deficiency disorder and my FH quarantined me a week before the US suggested it. No one knows how bad things get when your sick but you. Therefore, they dint know if it’s worth the risk or not, only you know that. There are certain precautions you can take to be semi-safe and travel
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  • Alexa
    Just Said Yes March 2021
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    I did not attend my shower. It infuriated my parents when I told them, however, I decided to be safe. I know I made the right decision when the hall canceled my shower the day before so if I would have went my it wouldn’t have happened anyway.
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  • Vanessa
    Savvy November 2020
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    Wow, when you know you know. Most times it’s best to follow your gut because it knows what’s best. Sorry your shower was cancelled, I’m two minutes from that same thing. Hopefully it won’t come to that but I plan on following my gut too. Good luck with everything moving forward. I wish you and your FH the best. Remain optimistic and wash your hands 🥰🥰
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  • Heathart
    Just Said Yes April 2022
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    Postpone! Everyone in the world understands right now. It’s not worth the risk! Folks are not showing symptoms so this would likely just contribute to the spread and be too risky for you and others!! Stay home!
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