Discussion in 'Coping and Compassion' started by lukenick1, Jan 8, 2011.
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If it were me, I would feel comfortable even being around the BROTHER 48 hours after he has stopped being sick. 24 hours is normally a safe bet, 48 hours is an insurance policy
Oh wow... His brother comes tomorrow and leaves Wednesday. I know he was getting sick yesterday. I'm just worried about him contaminating the surfaces of the house! Ill have to ask when he stopped getting sick, maybe yesterday was the last time he got ill and by tomorrow it'll be 48 hours. I guess if my friend and the other people in the house doesn't get sick by three days after his brother leaves everything is okay?
Sorry, he leaves MONDAY! He is coming tomorrow (which is Wednesday) hehe
Oh yeah totally. I'm sure it'll be fine. And if you're worried about it, just be sure to wash your hands before touching your face or eating (which we all should do anyway lol).
Okay thank you!
I agree. Keep your hands away from your face, wash your hands often, maybe keep hand sanitizer with you. Even if he was still sick, with good hygiene you can avoid it.
And think of how proud you will be of yourself when you look back on this next week and realize you faced it and you are fine!
And a third thing, my emetophobia was helped by treating the underlying anxiety that caused it. Do even if the dr says you have an anxiety disorder and not emet, the emet will be helped by treating the anxiety.
So, how did everyone do with the weekend of food? We did really well. Ate turkey for the first time in 3 (almost 4) years, and yesterday ate chicken for the first time in about that long as well. No panic attacks, no overeating- really nice and calm weekend for both of us.
.....now, it's the case of the Mondays, back at work again - blerg . At least tonight hubs and I are (hopefully) going to be putting up the Christmas tree. His car is at the shop so my MIL and I carpooled to work this morning so he could take mine across town to his work. If we get the car back on time the tree will go up, if not, it'll have to wait until Thursday. Just a few more weeks until another break though- we can do it!
I did well with my company!! I didn't eat with them but I've been eating alot more though in general and having regular bowel movements now so my digestive system is getting back on track!!
Now... The friend I was talking about KISSED ME YESTERDAY!! D:!!!! He said he's been fine and hasn't gotten sick. He saw his sick brother the first time Wednesday, and he told me he wasn't vomiting though but he had the stomach bug (other end I guess) am I gonna be okay?? If I'm gonna get sick when will it have happened? He wants me to go to his HOUSE today, do you think there is germs on the surfaces from his brother from when he was in the house??
How's everyone doing lately?
Funny you should ask. I went to a new dentist yesterday and I was very observant of sanitation. The hygenist put a plastic sheath over the mouth piece of the xray machine with her bare hands then expected me to put my mouth on it. Of course I was too embarassed to ask for a new one, and now I am paranoid that she will give me a stomach virus. I also observed her touching random pieces of equipment in the room with her gloves on then putting her fingers in my mouth. Also, I had a filling done afterwards and the assistant put the suction tube on the handle with his bare hands then put it in my mouth during the procedure. WTH is wrong with people????? Those little things are very worrisome to me. Most other people wouldnt even pay attention to that stuff.
I'm doing alright - thank you for checking in on us. This time of year brings about a little extra anxiety due to the prevalence of stomach bugs. I'm always obsessive about washing my hands and sanitizing them.
Hope everyone is doing okay!
My dd is now 13..she is doing well. Her and her sister bought the movie Pitch Perfect over Christmas and we were all watching it when the one person throws up onstage. She handled that very well...did not get upset over it at all...2 years ago that would have sent her over the edge.
Ugh...thanks for the heads up Which scene exactly? That will send me over the edge!!
ugh...It was a flashback from the previous year competition that they lost..I do not remember exactly where in the movie it was...more towards the beginning. We were not expecting it and it was bad for someone who has emetophobia
There was also another bad vomit scene towards the end.
I'm glad yall are doing well. I'm hanging in here. I sometimes hate living near wdw since there are so many out of town people dragging their families all around with goodness knows what germs.
Can you give me clues as to when its coming? Don't want to be surprised. Thanks
So happy to know I'm not the only one with emetophobia. Didn't even know there was a name for my phobia. Thanks for this thread. I have a bad case of this phobia and it seems to get worse as I get older
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