SQ Diary… page 10

Self-Quarantine Day 15 – 03/27/2020

And it was night, and it was morning… fifteen days since I walked into our loft and shut the door. Kim’s in and out for necessities, but I haven’t even been in the hallways. I’ve been sick since we sequestered, but haven’t been tested. They’d just send me home to recuperate anyway. I cough and break into sweats ’round the clock, and in the night I wake up wondering if my next breath’s coming… but it always does.

On a far more critical front, moms of healthcare workers the world over are holding our collective breath, hoping our kiddos somehow get the protection and the supplies they need. It’s a limbo like this mama has never fallen into before and I’m not a nice person right now. Speak truth to me or get out of my face. Help or GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY. I’m not dying because of lies and I don’t want other people to either. But they are, dammit, more every day.

Food holds zero interest – I have to make myself eat. It feels counterproductive to tuning out. People are so very gullible and under-informed with their remarks – and so cutting – my belly’s doing flip-flops continuously. The hardest thing about the Trump Era is the cruelty.

Kimmers is filling the spa tub. We’ll soak and talk and I’ll probably cry and we’ll climb out feeling a little better somehow. So grateful not to be living this part of life alone… so many are, and dying without human touch to ease the transition. How much can hearts break and keep on beating?

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara Downing
    Mar 28, 2020 @ 11:55:08

    I’m just very grateful you are able to write about how you feel about this present awful event. I feel hopeful. but I have been unbelievably concerned about Reesa while sheis working as coordinator at Via Christi Nursing home in Hays. Her four at home trying their best to look after eaeach other. I am so thankful for modern technology.
    Love you !

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    • Judy Smith
      Mar 28, 2020 @ 12:07:19

      Reesa’s one amazing woman, armed with what she knows. She makes me think of John in her resolve and character. I hope the very best for her and her “babies.” 💕

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