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That Was Quick 
21st-Jun-2020 02:45 pm
Dad
Yes, I was swabbed at 1.30 yesterday and they phoned at 9am this morning.

... And it has come back negative, so back to work tomorrow.

Feeling fine, yet not quite as positive as this time last week, so am going to be more aware - and try to literally do nothing in the afternoons (not that I did much anyway!!)

Hope you are all having a good Father's Day ... missing mine, but will admit since this pandemic started I actually have been pleased neither Mum or Dad have had to cope with all the changes.
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21st-Jun-2020 02:26 pm (UTC)
Thank God your test came back negative!

No, you're right about the worry for the elderly, during these perilous times. My mother was a smoker, too. High risk.
26th-Jun-2020 02:50 pm (UTC)
Yes, it was good news

My real worry (for some time) is one of my brothers who is very overweight, and a smoker.. It's hard to love people :)
21st-Jun-2020 03:59 pm (UTC)
Testing turnaround time has definitely improved! And hurrah for the confirmation of what you knew in yourself.

I have seen so many people saying the same thing about elderly parents who are no longer with us - and I feel the same, too.
26th-Jun-2020 02:52 pm (UTC)
Really fast turnaround - I suppose an RDE worker gives panic as to the "track & trace"

Yes, it would have been hard for our parents
21st-Jun-2020 07:31 pm (UTC)
I had the same thought about my own mom. She would have been terrified by all of this. She was a toddler during the Spanish flu. My father's father died from that flu. I am careful, but she would have worried herself I'll because I am still working. She would have tried to force me to stay home. We have a very stressful new normal now.
26th-Jun-2020 02:56 pm (UTC)
I think Mum would also have found it hard to accept not going out when she wanted (even though latterly she often didn't go out much!!)

As things are beginning to relax here people think it's "all over", but we are still having a regular number of deaths, so we still have a way to go

*hugs*
26th-Jun-2020 07:36 pm (UTC)
We have had a surge in cases since they've opened up so much. A lot of people refuse to wear masks. Trump people are convinced it's a plot to take away their rights if they are forced to wear masks. Idiots.
28th-Jun-2020 02:13 pm (UTC)
They have just announced on the news that Texas etc are increasing the restrictions agin ... I can see that have to happen over here as well
28th-Jun-2020 09:56 pm (UTC)
People were in such a hurry to open again. They only care about themselves. Here they were in a rush to go to bars and crowded areas with no masks. So we had a surge and now lots of cases.
24th-Jun-2020 04:22 pm (UTC)
Hoping you have had a very good birthday today and are feeling well! :)
26th-Jun-2020 02:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much - it was a good day, starting with cake!!
24th-Jun-2020 07:05 pm (UTC)
Even though you thought it wasn't Covid it still must have been a relief.
26th-Jun-2020 02:59 pm (UTC)
Yes, even though I was sure I was OK, it was still nice to get the "OK" after the test
24th-Jun-2020 11:50 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to stop by to wish you a happy birthday!!
26th-Jun-2020 03:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much - I had a fun day in the end (starting with cake!)
26th-Jun-2020 08:06 pm (UTC)
I feel the same about my dad. If he were alive today, he'd be 79. He had ankylosing spondylitis, which affects the immune system and was a (closet) smoker. Imagine a Baptist preacher begin a closet smoker! (Well there are plenty of people, Baptist or not, who talk against smoking in public but do it in private - it's a nasty addiction. Glad I never picked it up!) This would've been a very difficult time for him.

Take good care of yourself!!
28th-Jun-2020 02:15 pm (UTC)
We really must meet one day!

My brother is a baptist member (and minister when they are short of preachers), yet he is a smoker. I have been so, so worried about his health for a few years as he is so, so overweight as well
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