Having been diagnosed with CKD, less than 2 weeks ago, I am determined to be vigilant about protecting my health, this winter. I am going to ask my PCP about cold medications before I get a cold, and have everything that is safe for me to take at home, in the next few weeks. I work with students that have cognitive and physical impairments, and I am going to start keep masks in my handbag.
If a student, colleague, friend or family member, or random person is suffering from a cold, and coughing and sneezing, in close proximity to me, I will move or I will not hesitate to put on a mask. I am already VERY good at washing my hands, etc.
Having kidney issues has to make you more susceptible to a lot of illnesses. Does anyone have any tips on how to protect ourselves out in the world, especially with cold and flu season coming quickly?