• How to politely ask sister in law to not bring her sick kids to my house for Thanksgiving?

    Asked by dollymama on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    How to politely ask sister in law to not bring her sick kids to my house for Thanksgiving?

    I have an In-Law with 3 kids that are always snotty nosed and sick with something, nobody seems to think it's a big deal for them to be around me while I'm recovering from treatment. How can I ask them to stay home or not be around me until I get better? This is going to cause problems I just know it.

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    • IronMom45's Avatar
      IronMom45

      I agree with Greg. Most people not in health care and even a few that are in medical care are not aware. So I would just say sorry I love you but I'm unable to be around anyone even with a cold. And people may or may not listen. I've asked a friend to leave that came over and her kids were sick. Yes just oh I'm sorry I'm going to have to ask you to leave you obviously sick. My body can't handle this. She is a real friend so understood. So hope your family friends do too.

      about 4 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar
      cam32505

      Well, for me, I had radioactive iodine. It was dangerous for people to be around me. But, hey all are welcome. My sister had to drive me to the appt. She put me in the backseat of my own car, on the passenger side, so that I would be seated as far away as possible for her. She didn't even want to take me in my own car! That's one way to lose friends and family fast!

      about 4 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I am so not politically correct that I would probably just blurt it out ... "My immune system is severely compromised. People who are sick, including children, can make others in the gathering sick. Me? Those same diseases that are an inconvenience to most can land me in the hospital or the grave. Please be considerate and if you or any of your family is sick, stay home until you are well."

      about 4 years ago

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