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Feb 11, 2021 07:44PM
Feb 11, 2021 07:48PM
I remember as we headed into the pandemic last March, I could see it was going to be very long term. Not everyone believed that, but some of us have those minds that can see all the ramifications of what's going to go down. It caused me some anxiety.
My husband and I followed all the guidelines: mask-wearing, social distancing, hand washing and sanitizer. No family gatherings, no restaurants, no mall shopping, no groups of people. I ordered groceries online and had contactless pick-up. Thanksgiving and Christmas was the two of us and our son. We made the most of the whole situation as best we could.
In January, my husband and I both got Covid19. We don't know how. I had a fever for 14 days and a continuous cough and was in bed the whole time. My husband's symptoms were less severe than mine, so tho he was sick, he was able to make us small meals and keep things going around the house.
It was a rough time but we recovered.
We're fortunate we got through that. But we see many who follow no guidelines and are uncaring how that affects others. It's frustrating. But I already knew human nature was like that, so it wasn't a surprise to me. I've had to be responsible for myself since I was a child, so that habit caries over into the pandemic.
I'm always aware of both the positive and the negative in any situation. My husband and I live comfortably and have a support system. We are grateful, but we were grateful before the pandemic. But we know many are struggling.
I grieve over the loss of normal coming and going and regular activities. I live with metastatic breast cancer. It feels like I had a year (so far) of my life stolen. Yet I was more heartbroken for high school seniors and college graduates last year who didn't get the traditional endings of academia. We have all had things stolen from us because of the pandemic. That sucks. And almost half a million people are dead due to Covid19. It's staggering. Yet some people are still cavalier about it. That's tragic.
I see a light at the end of the tunnel, but the effects of the pandemic still drag on. Things could be worse, things could be better. Living with mbc taught me to stay more in the present. That's helped during this time. But, oh my God, I can't wait till we all pull out of this nosedive.
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