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- March 31, 2020 at 12:44 pm #879269HelenGuest
Thanks for the well wishes! No pneumonia. No test either. The dr said no doubt it coronavirus. That visit shook me. That’s not how a hospital in a rich, developed country is supposed to operate. I’m going back to bed to rest because I definitely don’t want to have to go back. Holy shit. The hospital I went to was built 2 years ago. I gave birth there. Its state of the art. I’ve paid a lot of money to stay in hotels that weren’t as nice as this hospital. And when I asked if it was ok that I was reusing my husband’s mask from his visit, she shrugged and said they were all reusing their masksMarch 31, 2020 at 12:47 pm #879270HelenGuest
And my county only has 17 reported cases. The hospitals are already so fucking overwhelmed but we only got 17 cases??? So furious over the lack of testing that is leading a lot of people to believe it’s rare around here and keep gathering together all over townMarch 31, 2020 at 1:15 pm #879271BittergaymarkGuest
Wow, Helen! Yikes. Such a crazy story about the chaos / state of your hospital! Normally, I’d call bullshit. It sounds so farfetched —- or WOULD have weeks ago… Now, horribly, it rings very, very true, sadly.
This is all just so maddening!
So happy to hear about your x-ray results! What a relief they were able to send you home! Absurd about the lack of test… Hang in there!March 31, 2020 at 1:42 pm #879272AllornoneGuest
Hang in there, Helen. You’ll get through this.
Meanwhile, not to sound like BGM, but I really just feel so done lately. I’m not doing well at work. My bf flat out said if I don’t my shite together by the time our lease is up in September, he’s moving on, and the seizure I had last week scared the crap out of me. And then, of course, CORONA! My dad has poor health, my stepmom is well into her 70s and babysits her grandchildren (5 and 7) all day three times a week and my mom and step-dad live in a city that’s literally designed for people 60 and over. I just kind of want to go to sleep and not wake up.March 31, 2020 at 2:26 pm #879274BittergaymarkGuest
You hang in there, Allornone.
This was just emailed to me just now. It may seem trite. But it seems fitting.
At any rate, I need to seriously up my ZOOM game.March 31, 2020 at 2:58 pm #879277LisforLeslieGuest
@Allornone as trite as it sounds, just take it one step at a time. I recently had a health scare as well – and it also landed me in the hospital about the same time you did and so now I’m all paranoid about exposure. So far I have a tiny cough (had it over a week). It hasn’t gotten worse, but hasn’t gotten better. I’m no more tired than normal and my temperature is normal.
What does getting your shit together look like? Is that something you can and want to do? Do you know what help is out there?
I know what my shit is – whether I get it together remains to be seen, right now it’s my mom repeatedly telling me (in a kind way) how to get my shit together. Still, it’s tough listening to a well meaning record on repeat. It’d be much easier if she had her normal activities keeping her busy.March 31, 2020 at 2:58 pm #879278HelenGuest
Allornone hang in there! This will pass. You’re going through some major upheavals and it’s no wonder your mood is low. Give it some time and practice self care. Small words I know. But we’ll get through this. Have you ever heard of pink skys? A few weeks after quitting drinking most people experience periods of euphoria. They call it pink skys. I hope you see some pink skys soonMarch 31, 2020 at 4:16 pm #879281alafairParticipant
Today is my WFH day. I’ve been watching BGM’s desert posts and feeling envious of his peace. So yesterday I took out the old patio furniture that was stored in the garage and scrubbed it down. Today I’m working from the yard while the middle-schooler is blasting Rolling Stones (Beggar’s Banquet) and doing his math homework.
I’m grateful that I rented a house out here and I have a yard to escape into while I work. And that I was inspired to remember that I have space I can escape to and change things so I can take advantage of it. And mostly I’m glad the kid likes classic rock. My best friend is currently in close quarters with his 3 girls and says the kpop may take his sanity.March 31, 2020 at 4:21 pm #879282AllornoneGuest
Thank you for your support, everyone. And BGM, that was actually quite beautiful, thank you. I mean, yes it was trite, but sometimes there is nothing wrong with that, especially if it helps, which this did. ThanksMarch 31, 2020 at 4:21 pm #879283alafairParticipant
@anonymousse I really hope you feel better. It sounds so hard to have to keep away from the kids. I hope they are old enough to understand why and are taking it with grace. Please rest and feel better soon I hope.
@allornone – You are getting through this. We’re here for you to listen, let you vent and hopefully get lots of desert calm from BGM. You can get through this. We’ll help best as we can.March 31, 2020 at 4:29 pm #879285AngeGuest
My first day out of quarantine didn’t go as planned. I had to go pick up new lots of my RA meds and as it turns out thanks to Trump there’s a worldwide shortage of one med I need, can’t get it anywhere even in Australia. If he’d just kept his mouth shut until it was tested and the drug companies could have planned production I wouldn’t be in this mess. I also had to ring around a bunch of chemists and they treated me like a drug seeker, it was kind of awful. Seriously fuck him so hard.March 31, 2020 at 11:51 pm #879313TheLadyEGuest
@anonymousse and @Helen, I really hope you both feel better very soon and I’m so sorry you’re going through the virus. I hope it clears up ASAP, that your children and families stay unaffected, and that you come out of it stronger. One of my former coworkers got it (at 49) and is still waiting on his test even though he’s recovered.
@allornone I’m so sorry things are so tough. I really admire you for trying to get sober during this time. If it helps, I’m trying to think of this as a season rather than permanent, like we just have to get through the next couple of months and we’ll come out the other side. You can do it. We all believe in you.
I am, thankfully, symptom free but I’m struggling with my depression pretty hard. I’m sleeping a LOT, as in til noon most days and then a 3 hour nap later on, something like 12-13 hours a day. I was doing pretty well with walking my dogs every day but the last few days, I dunno, I’ve just had zero energy.
Tomorrow I’m making a lasagna for a friend who lost her job and my goal is to take my girls on a walk and then go on a jog/run myself afterwards…and then an arm workout with the weights my mom sent me. I took my little girl dogs to the art museum today to walk but it was cold and windy and rainy. I’d like to take them back tomorrow (and stay 6ft apart from everyone) but my mom has been reading a bunch of news and doesn’t want me to.
My boyfriend hasn’t been isolating as much as I have and I’m high risk, so we haven’t seen each other in almost 2 weeks. I am really lonely and I’m begging him to isolate himself more and then come stay with me. He definitely doesn’t want to give it to me, so he won’t see me in person until he’s sure he’s not a carrier. I don’t want him to get it, either.