Coronavirus Tidbits #111 1/10/21
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First, there is now a Resources Page here for the most commonly asked questions I’m getting.
Happy to continue to answer your questions/concerns as best I can, so don’t be shy about that.
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What a week… Besides the attempted coup in DC, my husband (DH) had a problem Thursday with sudden memory loss and had to be admitted to the local hospital. We’re still not entirely sure what caused this; some docs think a small stroke and others “transient global amnesia,” which is a very weird syndrome. I wondered whether fumes or CO poisoning from his chainsaw might be a contributor. It was tough, but he is thankfully home now and fine. He is being treated as though he had a stroke, which makes sense in the short term.
This has been very stressful, especially w hospitalization in time of Covid, and not being allowed in, as well as his being in a hospital I dislike. I will be updating my 2015 post on “How to survive your hospitalization” to include thoughts about care in the time of Covid. I would appreciate hearing about any relevant experiences that you might have had and advice for others.
I’m very grateful my daughter was here with me during this, and that he is better. I don’t have the energy/brainpower to do the newsletter at the moment. Apologies. Hope to have it for you in the next couple of days.
Bits of beauty
I just wanted to say how happy I am to hear that your husband is doing better….and that you daughter was there to assist.
I don’t like the local hospital either – definitely an added stressors on top of everything else that is going on. The perfect storm has manifested.
If there is anything I can do to help – please let me know. I’m thinking of dropping off some food to lessen your cooking load.
Judy and Family,
How horrible! Hoping the recovery continues and that you can figure out the cause. May you rest, enjoy the sunshine, and try to calm your mind. Very grateful for efforts to keep us informed, but take a break! Thank goodness Heather was there.
lydia A.P. Martin
We wish Mark a complete recovery, and send our best wishes to you both.
Thank you always for the great care and time you devote to this post. Jim and Lydia.
All the best to you and yours with healing all around.
Take care, Nancy Salmon (your old piano tuner)
I am sorry your husband had a medical situation. I am glad he is better and home. Hope all tests are good! Glad daughter there with you!