Post # 1
I keep getting those emails everyday about how to protect yourself from H1N1. Then today I got another email saying that 4 people who work in the room right next door to my fiance’s all have H1N1.
And I just know that whenever my coworkers are sick they still come to work because they can’t afford the unpaid sick days. Ugh! How annoying. If they get sick they will all get me sick!
I’m so worried I’ll get H1N1 days before my wedding or on the wedding day. How embarrassing and crappy would that be – to be throwing up and having diarrhea on the wedding day?
I hate this H1N1. I hope it is just an overhyped thing like Y2K was. But since I study things like influenza for my PhD I know that an epidemic could actually happen this year, unfortunately.
How do you feel about H1N1? Do you fear it will interrupt your wedding too?
Post # 3
I’m assuming H1N1 is the swine flu? (sorry I don’t watch the news)
I don’t doubt the swine flu is real, but all these people….I think a lot of them just have a bad flu so “oh god it’s the swine flu.” That’s just my opinion on it.
I don’t feel like there’s any point in worrying about getting it because it’s not like you can prevent a sick person from being in your general vicinity. The best you can do is carry the anti-bacterial gel around, and stock up on your vitamins. :/
Post # 4
yep it’s the swine flu!
vitamins are a good idea. i should start taking some of those!
Post # 5
My friend got married in May, right around the time that it first broke out. She had her honeymoon booked at a resort in Mexico. She was majorly scrambling two weeks before her wedding to try to find somewhere else she could switch it to … they ended up going to St. Lucia.
Post # 6
I’m not too nervous about myself, but I’m REALLY nervous about guests getting sick at the last minute and not being able to attend. Apparently the peak of it is supposed to hit the last week of September, and our wedding is October 3!! I’m carrying around Purel and becoming quite obsessive with washing my hands. In NYC you can never be too careful!
Post # 7
I think it’s hugely overhyped but I think most things are. My partner actually had it! He was very sick but he was better in 3 days but the doctor made me keep him inside for a week even after he felt well again as to not infect others.
I’d probably be more scared had this not happened.
I, amazingly never got it.
Post # 8
Nope. I’m an ICU RN at a large academic medical center. My FH is a cardiac anesthesiologist. Maybe we are pessimistic or cynical about the whole media blitz, but we really aren’t worried.
The entire MICU staff had to be nasally swabbed and tempurature taken daily with the last media scare. Apparently they screened all the current patients in their unit and found one person positive for H1N1. I’m like whatever……How many people have I encountered had it and I didn’t know?? Good hand hygiene anybody? It’s just like preventing any other type of influenza or infectious disease. Simply wash your hands with soap and water. But don’t get me on my soapbox about people not washing their hands properly. I ladies bathroom is an interesting place to observe.
The other funny thing is I was a guest at a dinner party where the host found out he was positive for H1N1. We were all healthy adults at the party and nobody else got sick. Our host was my FH coworker. He took tamiflu and was fine.
If you are seriously worried, check out the CDC’s webpage about H1N1.
Post # 9
YES! I have an irrational fear that everyone at the wedding will have H1N1!!!
I just keep washing my hands, take Emergen-C, and resting when I feel like I am getting sick.
I’ve never had the flu though, so I feel pretty good…now I just need to make sure I take care of my fiance. He works with high school students…and they are germ carriers.
Post # 10
yeah I’ve got flu-like symptoms scratchy throat fever that broke, I wondered if i had picked it up
I’m getting over it thank goodness
hope I dont pick up more bugs–2 weeks to go !!!
Post # 11
We got married when the H1N1 virus first broke out (it kinda ruined our plans ’cause our church, venue and caterer cancelled on us the day before! we changed plans and ended up getting married on my dad’s little ranch) but fortunately none of our guests got infected, but we were careful and provided them antibacterial gel and try to keep some distance (not so much hugging or kissing). I think you should follow all sanitaries’ rules, protecting your guesta as far as you can and everything will be fine. Just keep calm and maybe take some vitamins!
Post # 12
Since we’re getting married in January and I deal closely with a lot of college kids, I’m pretty sure that we’ll get something. I don’t know if it’ll be swine flu though.
Post # 13
Glad to see I am not the only one. My poor FI is sick of hearing about it. My wedding is January, smack in the middle of flu season and I couldn’t be more nervous. I want the vaccine as soon as I can get and for my FI too. Last year I got the regular flu and decided that my FI and I would get flu shots before the wedding so we wouldn’t be sick for it. And then the swine flu started and now I am more worried.
Post # 14
Oh and I forgot to mention, I am working with middle schoolers this year. Ugh!
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2010 - Marie Gabrielle, Dallas
I’m not worried about it, and my degree is in Public Health. I’m getting the regular flu shot and potentially the H1N1 shot and I’ll feel confident that I’ve done what I can to protect myself. I also think some of the hype has worn off because it’s not as new anymore.
Post # 16
I am a nurse as well and this thing is so overanalyzed its ridiculous! Does anyone care to look at how many people get infected and die from seasonal flu each year?!!! Its the same if not more! I am very sceptical of the H1N1 vaccine as it is still in studies, long term effects have not been evaluated. I also do not get the seasonal flu vaccine every year and have been ill free for the last 2 years since I stopped. People need to practice proper hygiene and manners and there would not be issues. Wash your hands, cover your mouth/nose when you have a cold etc. I don’t feel that people should get worried/scared and cancel wedding plans over this. Also even if someone did have it you probably would not know unless they came right up to and said so. Just relax and not worry about this. For anyone who is scared or has questions, I agree with a PP, educate yourself and do some research through the CDC’s website or your local health department, NOT THE MEDIA. 🙂