It has been almost a week since we had to visit Douglas, against my will as we have been trying to avoid crowds.
Gradually, over the intervening days, we have been receiving news reports of an increasing number of positive cases of the virus that have been spreading amongst customers at various venues around the town.
Neither of us have yet had our vaccinations; the programme here is moving much more slowly than across in the UK, mainly because we are only allocated a small number of vaccines at a time from the UK supplies.
I am therefore very nervous about the potential for infection and that I may have been exposed to it last week.
This morning I woke up with a sore throat. I hope that it is just one of my allergy symptoms so I shall take a paracetamol and use my throat spray.
P thinks that I am being over dramatic and just rolls his eyes, but I can't help getting twitchy.
He'll be sorry when there is nobody to wash his running kit and cook his sausages!
Perhaps the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland could compete for the slowest vaccine rollout JayCee? You have a population of 83000 and Ireland's is 4.5 million. The UK have passed 17 million vaccines already.ReplyDelete
I think the IOM has done around 17,000 so far. I am in Group 7 so will have to wait until May!Delete
Rolling of eyes is a well-known early symptom of the deadly Um-Bongo disease which, it is believed, has been carried into The British Isles in shipments of bananas.ReplyDelete
He certainly seems to be bananas these days.Delete
Sorry the vaccine is low arriving JayCee. Surely it would have been sensible to ship enough ovr to vaccinate the whole population. As to YP's banana suggestion - I have a banana for my breakfast every morning so not sure where that leaves me.ReplyDelete
We just have to take whatever the UK sends us and be patient.Delete
I think I must have eaten too many bananas too, judging by the state of my mind!
I have never worried about catching it so cannot quite get into your groove of thinking. I think the more you worry about things the worse they get and negative thoughts can attract the very thing you are trying to avoid. Just forget it. It's not like people are dying in the aisles and most fit people who have had it either didn't notice or laid in bed and read a book.ReplyDelete
My worry is mainly about any potential breathing problems it may potentially cause. As an asthma sufferer, shortness of breath when it occurs can often be distressing so I would hope to avoid anything like that at all costs.Delete
P shares your opinion by the way and thinks that I worry too much about it.
I don't believe in worrying about it but I do believe in taking reasonable precautions. Many feel little effects but I have some friends and relatives who are young (well 50 and below) fit people who have been desperately ill with it.ReplyDelete
I tell myself not to worry, but I don't seem to listen to myself.Delete
It never does much good to tell a worrier not to worry. All of us have our own ways of coping (or not) based on a variety of factors including how we were raised, personal health issues or even our general temperament. What I will say is that I hope the sore throat is due to allergies and that all will be well for you. Enough said. Take care. :)ReplyDelete
It would be good to have a "worry" off-switch.Delete
Oh, JayCee, you need something happy or fun to distract you.ReplyDelete
I am a worrier, too, and always regret the time I have wasted worrying as it doesn't help at all one way or the other, does it? I have signs hanging in my bedroom - "Keep Smiling" "Joy" "Think happy thoughts"! - but some times I just cannot help it.
Hope you feel better and do something enjoyable to lift your spirits! Hugs to you!
Well, today the sun is shining, the sky is blue and the first spring bulbs are just about to open. That is certainly enough to lift the spirits.Delete
We think that it is entirely understandable that one should remain cautious, especially without a vaccine and if one has any conditions which make the disease more aggressive. However, the precautions needed are straightforward....distance and face covering....and if you can have food delivered to minimise your risk of crowded shops, then do that.
We have been shielding since 11th March, 2020 so are nearing our first anniversary of lockdown. Many reasons convince us that this is the best solution for us and it is surprising how life can be rearranged to meet one's needs perfectly well.
So, continue taking care. No reason to live in fear but every reason to stay safe.
Thank you Jane and Lance. We have both been very cautious, even though our island has been fortunate so far in escaping the worst of the virus. It was just very unfortunate timing that I should have been forced to attend a crowded venue against my wishes at the same time that an infectious carrier was out and about in the town.Delete
So far it seems all may be well and I am feeling more relaxed today.
Familiar story here. We have heard through the grapevine that there are far more cases on the island than we originally thought. We still have to go shopping but keep out of everyone's way. Masks on , hand wash in pocket. My husband had his first shot a few days ago. Hes a few years younger than me and could have the astrazeneca. Still not protection though till his 2nd shot in May. He can then look after Me! Oh what funReplyDelete
Be good be safe. Tell P he shouldnt be coveting sausages
Don't get between a man and his sausages!Delete
Fingers crossed for you - you can’t change the way you think but if you did the right thing....’hands, mask, space’...you should be rightReplyDelete
I didn't get much choice with the space option They crammed us all into a tiny room and made us wait for almost two hours!Delete
Oh my gosh, do I ever understand that 'twitchy' stuff. I'm the sort of person who's always kept chugging along. Now every sore throat makes me wonder, and every sneeze makes me nervous. I've never been afraid of catching it, truly, but I do worry about passing it on. Someone in my bubble got quite ill. Her covid test was negative. She was sick for a week, though. The following week, she came to the house for something, and we talked, and she said something about covid. I said, "What?..." and she said, "Oh, didn't I tell you...." It turned out it was covid after all.ReplyDelete
That is unbelievable! She knew she was possibly carrying it when she visited?Delete
She did. The story gets worse so I will not go further.Delete
There is sudden hysteria in the UK about Boris's new 'Roadmap'. People are now seeing June 21st as a miracle end to the pandemic, but this is crazy. We must all continue to be extremely vigilant, and stick to the guidelines. I hope your sore throat turns out to be just that; no more than a sore throat.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Cro. I still have a sore throat but otherwise feel fine. I am sure that all is well as it has now been a week and no symptoms have emerged.Delete
Hope the sore throat has gone and you're wise to be cautious. Hope you get your vaccine soon.ReplyDelete