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Sep 11, 2021 06:23AM
Sep 11, 2021 01:53PM
Despite our best efforts to follow pandemic guidelines for many months, dh and I got Covid in January. We don't know how we contracted it. I had a fever for 14 days, nausea, non-stop cough, in bed the whole time, sickest I've ever been. Dh had different symptoms, still sick but less severe. He got us thru two rough weeks.
The frustration is that we played by the rules, drastically curtailing our regular lifestyle and still got sick while others broke all the rules and didn't get Covid. They went to church, sporting events, shopped, traveled, vacationed, had big holiday gatherings and didn't seem to miss a beat.
Lately, numerous people have shrugged their shoulders and said to me, "oh, covid is like the flu, it will always be around." This rationalizing a deadly virus is exceedingly frustrating to me.
A man who took early retirement same time as dh two years ago had everything going for him: terrific pension, good health, great wife, kids, grandkids, nice home, cars, motorcycle, loved traveling with the Mrs. He died a couple days ago of Covid. Chose not to get vaccinated. Why.
I'll never forget the electric bolt of sheer terror that shot through my body the morning I felt the lump in my breast 10 years ago. Within weeks I would get a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. It's not like I needed mbc as some kind of wake-up call. I'd practiced gratitude for years. With mbc, life's fragility was in full focus making me treasure my time on Earth even more.
I got the the Moderna vaccine asap plus the booster. Not sure why others jeopardize their lives and those around them. It feels like they're playing Russian roulette. Do they think this is a game? Or do they think they're invincible? Where is their belief in the sanctity of life?
My opinion of those who disregard science and embrace conspiracy theories regarding the vaccine: it's like they have impacted bowels of the brain, i.e., shit compacted into the deep recesses of their cerebellum.
Frustrations I have. However, the selfishness of so many comes as no surprise. I've seen that kind of behavior play out over the years on a smaller scale in the town where I live, always knowing it was a microcosm of what goes on in the larger world.
One saving grace is that dh, ds and girlfriend, stepson and wife and myself all share similar perspectives on the pandemic and vaccine. It helps.
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