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Destroy those Nasty Germs while you are traveling! I hate getting sick while I’m on a trip. Do you get sick when you travel? I used to. Almost every single time. I’d come to think of it as just an unhappy consequence of traveling, but after my husband, Randy, had to have a double lung transplant (a very unexpected journey) five years ago I started to look at it differently. Viruses and infections are extremely hazardous to anyone with a suppressed immune system, to everyone, so every precaution has to be taken. We must destroy those nasty germs while traveling!
Randy is on anti-rejection medications for the rest of his life. These medications lower his immune system and make him very susceptible to any illness floating around. Once he gets sick, it is a tough fight to get well. I have become a fiend for disinfecting everything in our path…if I get sick, Randy could get sick. It is so very easy to be exposed to illness while traveling. Flu, colds, and respiratory illnesses are conveyed because a cough, blowing your nose, or a sneeze transmits millions of virus droplets into the space around you. These can be inhaled by others, or land on surfaces that people commonly touch. When you put a crowd into a space, the transmission becomes exponential.
Here is how I destroy those nasty germs while traveling (and in daily life):
Keep antibacterial wipes, spray (I use Dr Bronner’s Lavender Organic Sanitzing Spray, it smells heavenly!) or gel in your purse or backpack. Use them in the bathrooms, hotels, lobbies, etc. Make sure they are good quality and destroy a high percentage of nasty germs! Remember, do not put your purse or backpack on the bathroom stall floor under any circumstances. That location is one of the very worst for nasty germs.
Am I paranoid? A little, yes. Do I look like a crazy person? Maybe. I have a big incentive to try and mitigate the allergens and germs in my environment because of my husband. However, I have found that if I do these things, I am ill less often. I don’t get sick very often, and I believe it is because of the care I take. Shouldn’t we all think about those around us? Someone nearby may be a transplant patient or someone who is immunosuppressed. If you are sick, wear a mask to protect others, it is the least we can all do. Make sure you bring your sanitizing weapon to destroy those nasty germs!
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