Hi there, I’ve just discovered this forum online while searching for some advice, so I thought I’d register on here and see if anyone can help me.
My husband, John, has Non-Hodgkins follicular Lymphoma, he was diagnosed 8 years ago. He’s had 2 long sessions of chemo and radiotherapy over the years to control it but currently is in remission. His last chemo was 17mths ago.
Both my husband and I work at Tesco in the evenings but since getting the letter to say John is in the “extremely vulnerable” category, we have both been shielding. We decided that I should shield too as it seemed too risky for me to be going to work where I could pick up the virus and potentially pass it on to John.
On Monday, we were obviously all told by the government that it is now safe for us to be returning to a more normal life, and so to go back to work on Aug 1st. This terrifies me and my husband, as going back to work for us means being in a busy supermarket for 3x4hour shifts per week. If we didn’t work, we wouldn’t even consider going to a supermarket even to just quickly pick something up but we are being expected to go and be in there for long periods of time.
We are trying to get a phone appointment with Johns consultant in order to seek his advice but that is proving difficult and we still waiting to hear back. So when I found this forum, I thought who better to ask than all of you. I’d be really grateful to hear your opinions on this and how, if at all, you are planning to ease the restrictions in your own lives.
Kind regards, Mandy xx