Dear readers after over a week in bed ill with Covid 19 symptoms I’m now hopefully on the mend. It’s a very strange virus one day you feel a lot better the next you feel rotten. I feel rotten today because I hoovered my living room.
Being quarantined and unwell really does make you analyse your life and friendships. You realise that material things don’t matter and its a very humbling experience having to rely upon friends.
It’s not easy asking for help and I’m very lucky that I have friends locally that can if they’re well go to the shop for me. If you don’t have friends and or access to the internet or phone then you’re stuck trying to cope on your own.
It isn’t an idyllic situation though. It’s pretty rotten when you don’t have any money and have to do a lot of your shopping online. It’s more expensive because you can’t go bargain hunting and buy reduced food etc.
Earlier this week I got myself into a panic because my gas ran out. I envisioned myself having to go to the shop for credit even though I’m infectious and even though I would have worn a mask etc I’d still be infectious. Luckily a friend helped me and both myself and my daughter both disinfected my gas card but I’m still worrying that I’ve spread it.
It’s scary when you see that you have no money but need the basics to keep going, no one wants to have to live like this.
The government has totally ignored and neglected disabled people. They aren’t going to get the extra twenty pounds a week because apparently they ‘get enough’. My answer to this is do they hell. This is an extremely worrying time for them, many have quarantined themselves for twelve weeks, many are stuck in their houses all the time.
The government claims that they’ve distributed enough PPE to hospitals etc when they clearly haven’t. NHS doctors, nurses and workers have died from covid 19 as a result. Elderly people have died in nursing homes because they also haven’t got the correct PPE. Believe me the government once again has blood on their hands.
I read yesterday that Boris Johnson is supposedly close to having a nervous breakdown. I don’t believe him, he’s a known liar and he’s shirked his duties as our prime minister. You’d think that most people would be angry at this but many aren’t. They reckon that he’s doing a good job even though at the time of writing this we have one of the highest numbers of death due to Covid 19.
So what is it like for people without money and jobs to be quarantined? I can tell you that it’s bloody rotten. Thousands of people have had to apply for Universal Credit and they’ve found out that its an awfully cruel system and you don’t have enough money to live off.
I’m lucky because I got a mild dose, I suspect that thousands of people have now struggling to cope and recover from a serious case of Covid 19. Thousands have died and we must never forget them.
How will we move on once this is over? I really don’t know. I don’t think for one minute that Covid 19 will disappear overnight and I’m extremely worried that the government will allow children to go back to school and allow people to go back to work far too early.
We are living through unprecedented times and all we can do at the moment is to take each day as it comes.
Please can I thank everyone that reads my blog, supports my blog, has sent me get well wishes and messages. They really do mean the world to me.
I’m hoping to be back in good health soon so I can continue to help people. At the moment I feel useless and a massive letdown to so many. I have been helping people locally online etc etc but I don’t feel like its enough and I’d like to apologise for that.
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9 thoughts on “Quarantined and Covid 19 symptoms. Week two.”
Sending you my best wishes Charlotte, if I lived closer I would bring you some food. My older sister and her husband are self isolating due to being in the high-risk group, they have been getting food delivered to the door from small independent grocers & butchers not the big supermarkets, she just phones them with an order and they bring it to the doorstep, they tell you how much it is and you put the money in an envelope and put it on doorstep when they ring to say they’ve arrived. Maybe some smaller retailers in your area are doing this? Not much use if you have no money though. You should qualify for food bank, and they will deliver too (we are doing in my area).
Sending love and gentle hugs. Please, please do not push yourself too hard before you are truly better. Yes, I know that people need you if you try to get back out on the front line before you are strong enough you will relapse.
God bless you for all you do to raise awareness of the problems that welfare recipients have in the present political climate.
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Your writing has struck a cord with me because you understand the stress we all go though with this rotten government.
Get well Soon XXX
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Thank you so much and I hope that you’re ok
Glad you are starting to feel better! Take care of yourself.
Thank you so much x
Hang in there Charlotte x thinking and praying for you and yours x
Get well soon my friend. Re the on line ordering, its night on impossible to get a slot. I can go out but haven’t yet, and have been trying for ages to get a home delivery slot. They are as rare as rocking horse brown stuff.
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