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I have Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Pneumonia and I'm scared if I get the coronavirus I will die because I am already sick. Is anyone else scared too.

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    i am careful , not scared. I am tending to stay out of crowded shopping centres etc.

    Just make sure of washing hands and general cleanliness. Its been very dramatised by the media.

    Stay well just be bit more careful like you would in Flu season.

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    i am careful , not scared. I am tending to stay out of crowded shopping centres etc.

    Just make sure of washing hands and general cleanliness. Its been very dramatised by the media.

    Stay well just be bit more careful like you would in Flu season.

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    I'm worried but all we can do is take the suggested precautions & try to keep positive.

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    Hi Debra

    I'm the same as you regarding pseudamonas etc and it is a worry for anyone with lung conditions. I personally I'm avoiding doctors surgeries, hospitals and very large crowds. Also avoiding shaking hands with anyone. I also take antibacterial wipes with me when I go shopping so I can wipe the trolley handle. I also try and avoid holding onto any stair or escalator rail/handle.

    I've also cancelled flights so will avoid flying until things calm down.

    Let's hope other people are taking precautions to avoid getting it!

    Take care

    Rach

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    No, not scared, the media are whipping people into a panic state, older people and sick people die in their thousands every winter, to me it is just another form of flu and I am taking all my usual precautions ( I have CPFE + 2 other progressive lung diseases and am on oxygen) I go shopping in the quiet times, have antibacterial gel in my pocket and clean my hands frequently, mostly as I exit, after handling the trolly, doors, and packaged/tinned food etc as there is no way I want to transfer germs onto my steering wheel. Same again when I empty my bags at home. I clean the prongs of my oxygen tubes every time I have to take it off and back on.

    Panic and stress, I believe, make you more vulnerable, being reclusive also lowers any immunity you might have.

    Sue

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    Please try not to worry, be extra careful with your hand hygiene and were possible avoid crowds GP surgeries etc.

    My sister in law is end of life with Pulmonary Fibrosis and has called her GP and District Nurse asking them not to visit to avoid the risk of anything being passed on.

    I hope you feel better soon

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    I agree with the other replies.

    But, also, stay as healthy as you can.

    Exercise if you can, but not at a crowded gym. Exercise can be just walking the neighborhood, or around the house. We have a stationary bike and weights.

    Eat healthy.

    I take supplements, such as vitamin C.

    Beth

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    This message is for Debra 28257 that asked about Pseudomonas aeruginosa and anne63515 asked about bronchiectasis. I have both and have had both since at least 2010 when I was near death and in a coma for 6 days. First with Anne and the bronchiectasis, I do not remember having only a couple of bouts with pneumonia which my Doctor says can lead to that condition however several CT scans and they all say that is what it is. Which is a deterioration of the bronchi tube ends. Debbi I have my worst problem in the morning when I get up. I think it has a lot to do with being horizontal and the mucas flows toward the esophagus and near where the airways meet. I also Huff technique but after a minute I can get most of it out. The rest of the day I only have a couple other occurances and the next morning it starts all over. All in all i only produce about 32-3 tablespoons of mucas a day. My pulmonologist told me he has some patients that will cough up a 1/2 cup. So I feel good I am not like that . Yet anyway? Don't know it it will get work. Another thing you can look at is your Thumb and fingers. Hold your nails together putting the nuckles closist to the nail and look at the nails to see if they are clubbing. In other words not straight and are curling. That is also a sigh of bronc and other related problems. I think the wintertime is worse for me because of the dry weather. make sure you drink a lot of water.

    For Debra, I have like I said had Pseudomonas Aeruginosa since 2010 and I still have it. It is very very hard to eradicate and I have been off and on with inhaled Tobryamicin and Cipro for years off and on. Finaly I asked my doctor if I could cut back on taking the 28 day on and 28 day off and he said yes. So that was 3 years ago and I have not taken either the Toby or the cipro in over 1 year. My excuse good or not was that the medication was not doing anything for me and I still tested positive toe the Pseudomona. I don't recommend anyone doing this without talking to their DR.

    So to get to your question,I would do what others have said and that is drink plenty of water(stay hydrated) wash hands,wash/clean shopping cart handles,shop at the least busy times and try and stay away from crowds of people or people in general. Don't hug,kiss, shake hands ot share anything with anyone.

    If you haven't already get a regular flu shot and get a good nights sleep.

    Wish you all well!😊

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      What do you mean by "32-3 tablespoons?" That makes zero sense to me.

      You are unlucky in the pseudomonas but lucky on how little you cough and, i guess, how little mucus you produce.

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    The situation in the States is worrisome, on many fronts. i have the flu right now and acute bronchitis. had my life threatened in a voting line in Austin TX today, for coughing in public. (By law, the person who runs voting was supposed to bring everything to my car; she refused. Also by law, she was supposed to be barred from voting.)

    Other things are more prosaic: Half of Americans have never washed their hands in their lives, and half of those who "wash" do so by sticking their fingertips under running water for 1 second. Supplies aren't well maintained in women's restrooms; they're mostly non-existent in men's rooms. Worrisome.

    Then there's the Idiot in Chief (doesn't believe in science, can't even spell or pronounce the word), who just appointed his Vice Idiot in Chief (thinks scientists dan doctors should be boiled in oil after exorcism) who is now in charge of all things coronavirus. Since they have publicly stated that COVID-19 is just a hoax from the opposing political party, i don't see improvements in handwashing coming any time soon. "I'm not washing my hands if those filthy socialists are just hoaxing us" is their rallying cry. It's enough to make Jesus weep all over again.

    On the other hand i'm in a facebook group where birdwatchers crow and hoot about birdwatching & misidentifying of birds. The jokes about CORVID - COVID are hilarious.

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