Glad to hear it.Thanks everyone for the well wishes. I am feeling better and hope to be released today. Flu plus severe lung inflammation shook me to the core. Breathing treatments, oxygen, and lots of drugs have restored me. I am thankful for modern medicine. And I will be discharged soon.
For the last 6 years I have had to avoid being around large groups of people during the flu season. Of course I can take vaccines to lower the risk which not everyone can. However I the type of situation where any respiratory virus will send me into a major lung inflammation, even a common cold virus . That is what makes me an ”at risk senior”.
Do talk to your doctor about a prescription to travel with for a powerful anti inflammatory you might be able to safely take to have in your first aid kit.
I had that exact conversation with my doctor before I went full time in the summer of 2020. I am glad I did, it has kept me out of hospital twice now.
Being at Van Aid is very tempting. I want to go but I know I should not. The same thing is true of the RTR and other HOWA large events. People are contagious before they even know they are sick. I guess that is part of how viruses thrive and survive.