I decided yesterday that I wasn’t going to go to my psychiatric care provider’s Thanksgiving dinner today due to Covid19. She texted and called this morning, and insisted that I go. She was going to have someone pick me up and take me there. I said I would take the bus.
I really don’t want to go and risk coming down with Covid19. Do you think if I go, don’t eat, and keep my mask on I’ll be alright? I’m thinking I’ll just stay at home anyway, but am not sure what to do.
I have to go to the doctor Monday and see about my back, hip, and knee, and can’t stay at home for 14 days.
I really don’t think I should go to dinner.
I wouldn’t go dinner. Especially if you have to get a bus.
You have every right to decline, maybe make a point of saying you’ll go next year covid depending !
As nice as dinner might be, you have to think about your health as well.
Wishing you a nice Thanksgiving, @ElGato!
I told her the health department was saying a vaccine might be available in April, and it wouldn’t be like this next year. Thanks for all your replies.
I think everyone is going mad over this Thanksgiving thing. Risking traveling on an airplane, large gatherings, ect. It’s not worth dying over or having the hospital expenses.
I’m surprised they are pushing you to go during this pandemic.
Covid is highly contagious and gatherings should be discouraged.
I wouldn’t go
Thanks Wave. I’m 61, have diabetes, mild emphysema, and am overweight. Not a good candidate for Covid19.
Yeah I’m in the same boat as you.
I’m 56, obese, diabetic, high blood pressure and high triglycerides.
I’m considered “high risk” as well.
I don’t think you should be so worried about COVID19 that you cancel Thanksgiving over this. I’m sorry but I think your therapist is right.
Either way, it is up to you.
I wouldn’t go to the dinner myself.
My primary care physician just messaged me back, and she doesn’t recommend it. Maybe I can avoid trouble with my therapist by saying my doctor advised against going to the dinner.
You absolutely shouldn’t go it’s super dangerous and cases are on the rise!!
I went to group therapy yesterday, but left before they started eating lunch. I just don’t think eating with others is safe.
I’m glad you contacted your primary physician. Follow their advice and don’t go.
I dont think you should worry about covid too much. What matters that its making you anxious. But you never know - you might enjoy yourself - I havent been invited out for dinner in years! lol
Your call mate.
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