I have covid and it sucks

posted 3 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 91
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Bumble bee

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@breatheandrelax:  

Relax. Not doubting, just wondering if you’d had the results back yet. And yes, you actually did ‘go around saying you had covid’ when you hadn’t had it confirmed, so … 

Post # 93
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Bumble bee

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@breatheandrelax:  once again, didn’t doubt. Someone asked you if you’d been tested positive and you just said you’d got tested ‘yesterday’ – you neglected to say the result so it should come as no surprise when someone asks if you got the results back. 

Post # 94
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Rossino Castle

@emilyofnewmoon:  childcare has been banned here too, schools of all grades closed and nannies banned from working.People just took turns taking care of their children and working from home. No taking them to the grandparents either, as it would be too risky for the elderly. 

We were in a full lock down though, I read that in the States you could go on runs or walks, here we couldn’t until 4 days ago. 

Post # 95
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Bumble bee

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@breatheandrelax:  Littlebuzz and I (and others who “liked” her comment) obviously missed your post with your positive result. No need to get defensive. Well wishes to you and your kid. 

Post # 96
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Buzzing bee

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Comealongpond :  What about essential workers who work out of the home but have young kids?

Post # 97
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Helper bee
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Post # 98
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Buzzing bee

Hold on.  Vent posts are common here.  If an op is stuck in bed and feeling terrible and frustrated with her situation….vent post.

Post # 99
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Rossino Castle

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@emilyofnewmoon:  a spouse or companion could take care of the kids. I guess single parents left them in the care of their neighbors, since no one could go out more than once a week/10 days anyway, for groceries, medicines if needed and every single time we left the house we needed to sign a self certification that detailed from where we started, where we were going, and what you were doing outside. We still need a self certification now that we can actually go out for walks and stores are, slowly, reopening. We had more than 30,000 deaths so far, we had to take the lock down to an extremely serious degree to hope to slow down the virus’s spread. People get fined if found outside without a reason and certification. 

Post # 100
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Buzzing bee

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tess90 :  People vent about way more minor things than having coronavirus on this website. If I came here to vent about being so sick I could barely get out of bed to care for my child, and was treated to rude ass comments doubting my situation and guilt tripping me, I’d react defensively too. Is it really that hard to show a little compassion?

Post # 101
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@Comealongpond:   I guess single parents left them in the care of their neighbors,

A kid is not like a dog you just leave with someone.  It must be nice to have neighbors who you trust to leave your child and who would willingly take in a young child and be responsible for them for a full work day.  But no, that is unrealistic imo.  There is not a single neighbor I would leave my child with, nor would I burden with that responsibility.  While I agree our “lockdown” in the states havent been as strict as other countries, and it probably explains why numbers are so awful, this is just the reality of what can be done here.  People here would not be able to tolerate a full shut down like what you have, people are already protoesting it, think that we should reopen, people have been killed trying to enforce the mandate that requires masks in stores.  This country is just another kind of beast and it’s doing as well as can be.

Post # 102
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Worker bee

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@zzar45:  ouch! Maybe she should quit her job and wait for money to rain huh? The nanny might be a needed if she plans on working and feeding her baby and husband. But, of course ‘social distancing,’ so she should lock herself up and hope her family doesn’t need food. 

Post # 103
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Rossino Castle

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@pinkshoes:  I haven’t said anything about your lock down, so I don’t see why you are being defensive.

Just saying how things are here. All of my friends with kids either alternatively took care of them while their spouse worked from home, or left them in the care of a neighbor. You can’t judge this by American standards, because it’s pretty common here to know everyone in your building, or in the houses around. We have a much smaller space to house people than the States, so we have much more familiarity with each other I guess. 

None of our friends with kids who are essential workers didn’t have a spouse who wasn’t,so they never had to leave the house as much.

I live in one of the epicenters of the epidemic in my country, and believe me, people complain and protest, but they oblige the rules or make stupid decisions and get fined enough money to make them hole up in their house for a while.

I have been home for two months now, and maybe, just maybe, around the 18th of this month I might be able to go back to work. I get it’s hard and boring, but it has to be done. This is one of those times when collective safety is more important than single people’s freedoms.

If there are typos it’s because I’m on mobile and it autocorrects things randomly 

Post # 104
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Helper bee

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@breatheandrelax:  How are you feeling? I hope you and baby are on the upswing! 

 

Post # 105
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Helper bee

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@Comealongpond:  I cannot ever imagine just leaving my kid in the care of a neighbor…sounds insanely irresponsible to just dump your kid off like that.

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