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Life After Lockdown – Week 69

After what was named as Freedom Day, last Monday, we have changed the weekly post to Life After Lockdown.  After chatting with Sarah and Rebecca, we decided to change the linky and carry on, as most of us think we will be back in some form of lockdown in the future.  The questions have also changed, so if you have wanted to take part in the linky, now would be a great time to join in.  The new questions are

1. How are you feeling/coping?
2. What have you been up to over the past 7 days? Are you living life as normal, being cautious or still being very careful?
3. What’s a helpful tip you would like the future to know about living in / or after a pandemic?
4. What tips do you have for others when out and about?
5. What is your favourite post of the past 7 days (it could be yours or someone else’s)?
6. What have you been grateful for over the past 7 days?
7. What has made you smile this week?
8. Anything else you would like to mention?

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1) How are you feeling/coping?

I am finding things pretty much the same as before.  C has an appointment with her Neurologist on 29th July, the appointment came through a while ago with this one being at the hospital.  We had a phone call last week this is now a telephone appointment, which they have been all the way through lockdown. I have also not been well, and have had two phone appointments with my GP part of what is wrong I need to see an actual person, but no it is just telephone at the moment.

2) What have you been up to over the past 7 days? Are you living life as normal, being cautious or still being very careful?

We had a visit to the college C has applied to, she did amazing it was very hot and we were told we did not have to wear masks, C kept hers on the whole time, so proud of her not to follow the crowd.  I have also been trying to deal with a technical issue with her college application, and I ended up talking to someone while we were there, saying I am not stupid but really can not see where I find something.  Turns out it was not me but their system and it is now sorted.

I am also trying to speak with our LA to sort out some other issues around her EHCP, and getting nowhere. So this has been taking up all my time.

3) What’s a helpful tip you would like the future to know about living in / or after a pandemic?

Think of yourself first, wear a mask if you want to even if others are not, and keep hand santisers with you

4) What tips do you have for others when out and about?

Be respectful to others, even if there are no restrictions now, try to keep social distancing going

5) What is your favourite post of the past 7 days (it could be yours or someone else’s)?

Honestly, I have seen some amazing posts, but I have been so caught up with C and college my mind has gone blank

6) What have you been grateful for over the past 7 days?

My family and friends, I have been struggling lately and they have been there when I needed them.

7) What has made you smile this week?

C has made me smile so much this past week with her determination, she really has. Also my youngest granddaughter.  Last Wednesday I messaged her Mum to say there was a delivery due for some clothes for the girls, she text back ok thanks.  Later that evening she told me she was taken to hospital in an ambulance with the youngest as she has this rash that was spreading and sent me pics through which was awful.  She didn’t tell me as she didn’t want to worry me, but they were home.  I messaged the next morning asking how she was and got the most beautiful picture of her smiling no rash and helping her Mum pack.

8) Anything else you would like to mention?

I have seen a lot of people moaning about those still wearing masks and those who are not.  There is no right or wrong, I have worn mine most of the time, but not on a couple of times.  Please just think of yourself do not make others feel bad for their choices.

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12 Comments

  • Sarah Bailey
    27th July 2021 at 1:01 pm

    I hope you can sort everything out with C’s neurologist over the phone, I’m hating the video / phone calls as it means I get so much more confused over what’s said as not everyone can hear. Hopefully you get some answers over your own health soon too.

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    • admin
      27th July 2021 at 1:45 pm

      We have had a few phone appointments with her neurologist but this was the first face to face, which is a shame but she is great and does listen. The downside is if medication changes I wait 3 weeks for her letter to come through so I can get our GP to prescribe it. I hope so as well I am doubled up in pain and a right grump

      Reply
  • Rebecca Smith
    27th July 2021 at 10:39 pm

    I am so glad C made you smile with her determination, she is such a brave and determined girl, you must be very proud.

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    • admin
      28th July 2021 at 9:10 am

      I sat with her the other day and said I am so proud of you, she has such a dertmined stubborn side to her and so lovely to see it coming through. She really is a star.

      Reply
  • Carly Belsey
    28th July 2021 at 5:24 am

    Great that you have carried on with the linky. I shall be wearing my mask to protect others for sure. Hope you find out what is wrong but seeing an actual GP soon!. It’s a nightmare isn’t it. My friend had to do a Zoom meeting recently and it was a fitness test with a doctor!!! He had to do step ups to show the doctor he was managing okay without getting too out of breath. It was ridiculous. Obviously this things normally happen in person. Crazy.

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    • admin
      28th July 2021 at 9:08 am

      I think this is natural progression for the linky and it is great to carry on with it. Don’t get me started on our GP surgery after problems with getting C an appointment recently. I will say the GP I am speaking with is lovely and understanding I just need to wait on a scan coming through which hopefully will not be too long. It is ridiculous though that you can not go and see someone I think I need tests as treatment not working plus how many more people are being left untreated due to new restrictions

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  • Jupiter Hadley
    28th July 2021 at 5:04 pm

    So glad you are getting the college things sorted – tech can be so tricky at times! I feel that things are basically the same as before as well.

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    • admin
      29th July 2021 at 8:43 am

      I am glad that college is sorted it was a nightmare and I thought it was me at one point, which luckily it wasn’t

      Reply
  • Kira
    1st August 2021 at 10:00 am

    I’m still wearing the mask, my dad is cancer so we need to be safe and protected for him , especially as I don’t think this is the end at all

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    • admin
      2nd August 2021 at 8:11 am

      I always have mine with me, and I don’t think it is the end either

      Reply
  • Jennifer Prince
    4th August 2021 at 2:29 am

    I definitely think everyone needs to do what is best for them with the pandemic as it lingers. No judgments and just keep safe!

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    • admin
      4th August 2021 at 10:05 am

      I agree it is still all new to all of us and no one knows what the future brings, just think of yourself and do what is right for you, with no judgement on others

      Reply

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