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Author Topic: Lockdown - is everyone ok?  (Read 6051 times)
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« Reply #60 on: August 02, 2020, 06:00:45 AM »

Blimey Tinbum that is some tale, delighted that you came through it. Despite the figures I still feel the misguided general perception that covid is a nasty flu.
Take care
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« Reply #61 on: August 02, 2020, 07:48:55 AM »

Take care T, sounds like a close shave.
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« Reply #62 on: August 02, 2020, 09:45:16 AM »

Wow Tinbum,
            That was too close for comfort,
              Thanks for sharing with us.  Take care.,
                      Biff
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« Reply #63 on: August 02, 2020, 11:45:08 AM »

Thanks everyone.

To cap it all, on the way back from the hospital on Friday, someone decided to drive into the side of us and drive off. Thankfully a passerby ran after her as she got stopped at some traffic lights. I think she then realized she'd been clocked and she returned about 10 minutes later saying she didn't know she'd hit us. She told the police she was only turning round!! We had to be recovered by the AA.
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« Reply #64 on: August 02, 2020, 11:58:09 AM »

I believe the message is finally getting through,
                                      We are in for a new way of life, one that will change our body language and make us more demonstrative and vocal because we have to compensate for our smile or grimace or our pout or whatever sends the signals. For some one like me who is profoundly deaf, I am surprised how quickly that I have adapted. Business in the shed is done on a low lying table under the roller door, it,s masks only and done in spells of 10mins with breaks outside. The islanders have their masks and glasses ready to wear and business is completed with any further necessary help assisted over the phone. Recent lightening strikes are good for business.
  And yet ,even though we are game and ready to wear our masks and do what it takes to beat the virus, I found ignorance and arrogance in the very place where you would expect rigid adherence to deny the virus any chance of success. In the very hospital where i had my appointements. I could not believe my eyes. 100% of the patients and people getting out of their cars in the Hospital car park were carrying masks or else wearing them. inside the hospital the Nurses,especially the Sisters were walking about barking their orders and not wearing masks, rows of blonde nurses .50% of them not wearing masks. We are supposed to be the poster boys for handling the virus. Back here in the Bluestacks we are careful. Our shope attendants wear visors and masks. Our fellow shoppers wear masks.
  There is a terrible sense of loss. We are a very hospitable people and the most natural thing when visiting some one is to share a cuppa and get the news. Now we talk out in their street (yard or lane) and apologise to one another for the virus but we are getting the hang of it.
  In the North of England, our family professor is back in lockdown, Farther afield in Texas another family member lives with his family in their bubble. Texan bubbles are a little more extreme and security minded. He put his house up for sale and sold his 6.4 Hemi a few weeks ago, getting ready to move but work committments held him back and now he has to stick it out.
   A, life,s a weary puzzle,
  Past finding out by man
  I take the day for what it,s worth
  and do the best I can,
  Since no one care a rush for me,
  What need is there to moan,
  I go my way and draw my pay
  And smoke my pipe alone,
  Each human heart must bear it,s grief,
  Though bitter be the load
  So God be with you Ireland
  And "The Old Bog Road".
    My old man used to sing this for his American Cousins. There were no paper hankies back then, Just big chequered lined hankies that could act as sun hats as well.
 Music was big in our families, One of the things about the lockdown is that it gives you an excuse to practice new stuff. It is never too late to learn.
    Stay safe everyone.
                Biff
  Further to the above, mrs Biff just got back from shopping in  Donegal and I am glad to say that everyone outside and inside were wearing visors or masks or both. This is the only way forward for everyone everywhere no matter where you are unless you are back in your bubble .
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« Reply #65 on: August 02, 2020, 05:35:45 PM »

I found the hospitals were excellent.

 I was tested at the first hospital and put in an isolation room. I was then transferred to the next hospital and tested again. When that came back negative I was transferred to a room on the ward where everyone's test was confirmed negative. All the staff wore masks all the time and then gowns and gloves to come into our room with the gowns and gloves being deposited in the bin on exit of the room and hands washed or sanitized. If we left the room we had to put a mask on. I was allowed one visitor, who had to ring the ward on the morning, answer a load of questions and was then allocated a 1hr time slot. The first hospital didn't allow visitors at all. The slot was enforced rigorously.  One patient got 10 minutes with his wife as he had been down having tests when she arrived. She asked if they could extend it as no one else was coming into our room, but no. My wife had to wear a mask, gloves and gown before even coming in to the ward and she had to stay away from me. I had 3 covid swab tests and one antibody test during the week. With regard to the antibody test I and the staff really don't know who good or worthwhile it is. The test counts the number of antibodies they find in your blood and it as to exceed a certain number before you are classed as positive. That certain number is pretty high. Huh
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« Reply #66 on: August 02, 2020, 06:13:52 PM »

You've been through the mill pal, sorry to hear of your families loss. All the best.
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