I figured I had a break so I could maybe put some thoughts on paper. Mainly dealing with the whole pandemic issue going on. Oh and yes I am trying to maintain humor so you get memes as well.
First let me be clear that this is a huge medical emergency, and it isn’t just some common cold. I keep hearing the whole “it’s only the vulnerable and the old in danger” and it really pisses me off. Fuck you TRUMPers, yes it was almost uniformly a trumper that said that to me. People matter, the old, the sick, the poor, so fuck yourself.
Personally I think COVID has been rolling through USA longer then they believe. The hubby and I got super super super sick, had huge fevers and couldn’t breathe at the end of 2019/beginning of 2020 and it lasted weeks. It was bad enough I went to urgent care and they handwaved me away. I think it might be possible we already had it, and we are fairly safe.
That being said, I may be wrong, or I may be carrying it even if I am over the worst effects and I will make sure we abide by the social distancing thing. I would never want to be responsible for endangering others.
The only anxiety I have about the pandemic is my chest surgery on April 3rd. So far it is still a go, in fact, tomorrow we go to our pre-op appointment for it. Our surgeon is a plastic surgeon who doesn’t do general medicine, doesn’t see sick patients and has his own operating clinic, he doesn’t have to do this at a hospital or public medical arena. No orders have been given for him to give it up yet, so we might be ahead of the curve (hopefully the curve is flattened enough it wouldn’t matter anyway).
We did decide not to fly down to Phoenix for electrolysis. We didn’t want to deal with the possibility of getting the virus in that travel but before my surgery. Surgery comes first, then electrolysis. In fact this has changed things in our order of importance and if the pandemic isn’t too critical I might try and get my lower face done in May instead of waiting. We will then proceed with electrolysis in November again. Besides face work will remove face skin and that means less electrolysis needed anyways.
I was not really shocked, more like saddened when I saw my fellow citizens freaking out and starting to hoard things that didn’t need to be hoarded. Toilet paper, water, and all the disinfectants/sanitizers. Seriously just wash your damn hands. So there we are now, a society of losers that freak out and run around like chickens with our heads cut off, when not more than a week before we were mocking people dying in other countries (I have a huge rant about this coming up at some point).
The food situation is good, we are cooking at home and I am baking like a madwoman. We are fortunate that both of us can telework right now, but we are prepared for that to go away if it gets worse. We are then fortunate enough to have enough credit built up to last awhile. I definitely think we need to help others with unemployment/COVID pay, but I see Trump is going to bankrupt us with gifts to businesses more than to the people themselves. I guess I shouldn’t expect more.
I think we will be in a routine soon enough. I am running solo games for hubby and I am going to try and get my group games on discord more (sorry Torie that it got put off). Honestly social distancing, as long as I can work from home, works for me indefinitely.
The one thing I really do feel guilty for though is the semi-relief I feel that my parents died already. They both had huge medical issues (my dad had huge lung issues) and with this running around I would have been a basket case being worried. Especially since I had family and friends of family that wouldn’t stop going over there, even when they were sick. It was bad enough when they were alive I got in fights with them over it. While I feel guilty, there is a sense of relief that I don’t have that worry (although I would give almost anything to have more time with them).
Moral of the story, just stay the fuck home and make sure you don’t hoard things an elderly or poor person can’t afford to get immediately. Make sure we take care of each other. Also thank you to everyone, first responders, medical, stockers, cashiers, etc that are keeping things going.
Well that is it for today’s “COVID POST”. I am going to write more, I am feeling a little better mentally and life is smoothing out. Or maybe this is like half my posts saying I am going to write more and don’t. Only tomorrow will tell 😉