So I thought I would take a moment out from all the craziness to just address the current situation. Yup, that pesky Coronavirus! I know there is so much out there in the media right now, as well as everyone talking about it on social media, so I don’t want to add to it.
However, I do think it’s important to acknowledge what is happening in the world right now, as personally I would feel like I’m being ignorant and irresponsible if I didn’t. Here in the UK schools are closing and people are working from home where possible.
Personally, I work in the Ambulance control room, so as you can imagine, it’s not something I can do from home. Unfortunately, I’ve been in isolation for a week now due to suffering from cold and flu symptoms, so I’ve not been much use to anyone. As soon as I’m able though I will be going in to work as much as possible alongside my usual shifts, I just want to do my bit.
Did I contract the virus? Who knows. With testing only taking place on hospitalised patients, I’ll never know. But what I will say is I have felt awful for the last week, sleeping around 20 hours a day, and am only just coming out the other side of it. I hope to be back at work on Monday – fingers crossed!
My sister and Dad have also been unwell with suspected Coronavirus, and we have all been keeping in contact over the phone to keep each others spirits up. It’s definitely times like this that remind me how lucky I am to have five brothers and sisters. With our constant contact via out WhatsApp group chat, I’ve never been short of someone to talk to when needed. I know that not everyone is as fortunate, so please know that I am always available for a chat via email or on social media.
After I publish this post I am going to continue blogging as usual, as I think we could all do with some lighthearted relief at the moment. So I’ll take the opportunity now to encourage you all to look after yourselves, indulge in some self care, pick up that book you got three Christmas’s ago, and hang in there.
Sending lots of love all round