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Adelle

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Ok so @ my hubby's job they r now making him share a computer with someone else (her in the am him at night). She eats at her desk (glutaneous evilness). He's gonna get a keyboard cover (tmw b4 work!), but what about the mouse? I haven found a mouse cover. Could he purell his hands (he already does semi obsessively) or lysol it or something? What would work do u think? Thanx

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Purell won't kill the gluten like it kills germs. I would recommend getting some wipes either the clorox wipes or baby wipes or purell has wipes which should help wipe off the gluten. Also, I know I'm very conscience of not touching my mouth with my hands. If he justs keeps his hands out of his mouth and washes his hands when he eats, he should be fine.

Would the other person be helpful if she knew that he could get sick because of her crumbs? She might surprise you.

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yeah, Purell won't kill gluten, either those clorox wipes or talk to the other person and see if making her aware of the concern makes a difference... (doubtful since people don't usually like to change habits but worth a shot?)

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Ok so @ my hubby's job they r now making him share a computer with someone else (her in the am him at night). She eats at her desk (glutaneous evilness). He's gonna get a keyboard cover (tmw b4 work!), but what about the mouse? I haven found a mouse cover. Could he purell his hands (he already does semi obsessively) or lysol it or something? What would work do u think? Thanx

What about having his own mouse? It's easy enough to switch. He could unplug it and put it away (or take it home) at the end of his shift.

Michelle

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Ya the woman won't stop eating ON the desk, cause she's an idot I've decided. His work won't allow outside computer equipment (he can't bring in his own mouse). He already uses clorox wipes all the time (hey if u share a workspace and hate getting sick...) But I still worry. Ugh his boss was just like "well wash your hands" arg!

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I'm sorry, but this borders on discriminating against your spouse because he has a medical condition. Perhaps they think its an acceptable risk that they'll have to pay the price for any downtime when he gets sick. A spare keyboard and mouse is far less expensive than the downtime from an illness. In the long run, it might be worthwhile to see if they are assigning him work based on the merits of his performance or the "troubles" of accomodating his needs.

I don't know if Celiac qualifies as "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities," but if it does (and I'm sure there are more than a few lawyers happy to examine it in court) then your spouse's employers should carefully consider whether or not they are treating him based on the merit of his work or what he suffers from.


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Tell them he's got tendonitis or carpal tunnel issues and that he needs a special keyboard (that the woman won't use), and they'll be required by law to get him a special keyboard and mouse. (I always have an MS Natural keyboard (the split type) and a finger-based (not thumb) track-ball at work.) :P It is legal (assuming he has to type often and his wrists have ever ever bothered him), better for him, and solves the problem.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

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Good news! Ryan talked to the HR dept, they gave him an extra keyboard no problem. Because it's "for his wife" (he hasn't had any testing so he explained that I had a "severe allergy") and they just handed him one no questions asked. Easy peasy.

He said it was for me cause they all know me, and my feebleness. And they all felt bad they hadn't thought of it b4! Yay!

Thanx 4 ya'll!

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OH YAY! That's fantastic Adelle.

i share a computer as well & forgot ALL about that until I hadn't been feeling "right" now the rubbing alcohol comes in with me & leaves with me.


Misdiagnosed with Duardinitis & Endometriosis

Diagnosed after 6 yrs & 4 Doc and every test known to man

Diagnosed October 2004

Anemic as a teen

Small Stature

Dental Issues

Constant Headaches

Joint Pain

Mood Swings

Lethargy

All those disappeared after eliminating Gluten

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