so my friend norma was tested for covid19 last night. the ambulance came to her house to test her. they arrived at 10:15 pm. thats pretty fucking late if you ask me, she was in bed and they rang her to say they were outside her door. so she had to get up and answer them and they came in all gowned up and did the test. they also checked her blood pressure, blood sugar, oxygen levels, and temperature. all were normal. so they said it is likely that she doesnt have the virus, but they couldnt say for sure. she should have her results either late tonight or if not then it will be monday. she rang me after they left because I told her to call me once she’d been tested. she said she felt headachy and weak, but other than the headache and some pain in her legs she is feeling ok today. the ambulance guy said she may have another virus, not corona, but some other one. she was worried that I was mad at her, i told her I wasnt. she didnt know she might have it, if she did know she wouldnt have let me come over. I know that. she is just not that type of person that she’d put others at risk of becoming sick. anyway. i hope she will be ok. and that the test was negative. fingers crossed for a positive result.
Well, I just had a call from my friend Norma. Apparently, she has to be tested for coronavirus, she has been feeling weak, short of breath, and she just doesnt feel very well.
Well, I was with her this morning, for all of 5 minutes. I did wear a mask going into her house. I only took some money from her, but my face was covered the whole time.
Now she’s being tested for the virus, I will know the results after the weekend. I hope she doesnt have it, because if she does then I might also have to be tested.
There is always something. It never rains but it pours.
Please pray I dont have it guys. I am at my parents so if I have it I’ll have probably exposed them to it. So I am hoping I dont as my moms health is compramised as it is.
Please send prayers and positive vibes to me.
Am very worried now.
It was a bit of an experience going out today. I wore a mask going out, which was fine, I managed to wear it and was able to breath ok, but it kept slipping off of my face, so I think I was wearing it upside down. At least my mom said she thinks that is why it kept slipping off. I got a taxi to lidal and met my PA there. I got there before her so I waited for a few minutes until she came. When I got to lidle the line was super long. I didnt have to cue though because my PA has a badge since she’s a worker for the HSE. I got on the phone to my mom, because I hate standing and waiting, so I talked to her while I waited. Eventually my PA came. We went in and got the few things I needed, I got strawberries, blueberries, yogurt, chocolate, bin liners, and washing powder. Then I went to try to get the talking weighing scales I wanted, they had scales, but they werent talking ones. However we didnt realise this until we got back home. I also got a blood pressure monitor. I havent checked it out yet though. We finally finished up and got a taxi home, but I had to stop off at my friends house to drop in a weighing scales to her. When we got home I put everything aay. And then my PA took Nitro out for a shofrt walk for me. She had to go to the local shop near where I live because I forgot my milk. When she got back I told her I’d give her the day off tomorrow. I decided to go to my parents house a day early because the weather is meant to be super bad tonight and tomorrow. She was so appreciative of a day off. She had brought Nigtro a box of boneos so I gave him two which he gulped down. We left my house at 11 AM and I got another taxi to my parents house. I am glad I was able to wear the face mask without too much trouble. I was so worried I wouldnt be able to breathe with it on. I washed it as soon as I got back home, and hung it out to dry on my radiator. I only have one mask, I should probably buy another one to have a spare one handy. I’ll be at my parents house now until Sunday.
The travel agent just called me. I was meant to fly to colorado on May 20th. Well, obviously I cant go now because of all the coronavirus stuff. So I wasnt sure if I’d get my money back or if I’d just be given a voucher. Well the travel agent just told me that because united airlines havent canceled my flights, that they arent offering a refund, but they will give me a voucher, and the voucher is valid for 2 years. I took it, because my plan is still to go, so it will come in handy when I eventually rebook the flights. I dont know how united are still flying, I mean all non US residents are banned from entering the USA. The flight was going from london to colorado. So anyway, the travel agent said she’d apply for the voucher today, and it will stay on their global booking system, and when I go to rebook i can use it. I’m glad my money isnt wasted. I am sad I cant go now, but I will go, its just a mtter of when I can rebook it again. Hoping that will be soon.
Everyone is applauding everyone but our children. These little heroes have stayed indoors more than they’ve ever known in their lives. Their whole worlds have literally been turned upside down. All these rules they’ve never known. A life they couldn’t have imagined. All the things they love like sports, being with friends, going to school, or just being kids have all been taken away from them. Adults talking about others becoming unwell, news reporting death after death. Our poor children’s minds must be racing. Every day they get up and carry on despite all that’s going on. So heres to our little heroes: today, tomorrow, forever.
Fandango has asked us to write a post saying who won the week for us. Each week he asks us to do this, his post is live each sunday, check the following link for more.
For me this week, it is the kind neighbours I have who won the week for me. During this pandemic my neighbours have been so awesome. My next door neighbour is always awesome, but she’s been even more awesome.
This morning, she rang me and told me about a helpline which is operating to help those of us who are vulnerable. She also gave me a link to a website which sells frozen meals, just in case I needed to buy some.
Other neighbours of mine have asked me if I need help walking Nitro.
They also always ask me if there is anything they can do for me.
I am learning there really are decent people in the world.
I just went to the tesco website, to try to have groceries delivered. I couldnt get a delivery slot. I only wanted a few things, and I thought I’d be able to just get them delivered, instead of going out. Now I will just have to do without them. They arent urgent, but god. Its so hard to get a slot now and I am in the vulnerable category. I can go out if I have to, with my PA, but tomorrow we need to stay in and clean my house and maybe I’ll go out to take Nitro for a short walk but I cant go shopping. Good thing I wont be here for the majority of the week, as I’ll be going to my parents house. Hopefully by next week things with the tesco store will have calmed down a little bit. I’ve only ever used the delivery srevice a few times in the past, but I figured I could try it out. If all comes to all though there is a helpline that our local city council set up to help vulnerable people, they send volunteers to go shopping for you, so alls not lost. I will be able to get what I need somehow, I’m pretty sure of it. I just think that tesco should really be camping down on their deliveries, it does say on their site to think before you click for a slot, but that doesnt seem to be effective.