I have had a buggered back for ages, but for the last ten days, I had debilitating pain as I’ve never experienced before. I couldn’t walk – I shuffled; I couldn’t stand up from a seated position without crying in pain. It was dreadful.
Saturday, I drove to George to get myself checked out at the walk-in doctor (the one in Mossel Bay closed). The prelim exam was the standard stuff… except the fever of 38.6 and low oxygen levels. Even though the doctor didn’t say I should go for a Covid-19 test, I did it yesterday. It was the right and responsible thing to do, but holy crap, even though that swab was only in my nostril for a few seconds, it felt like minutes. I got the results this morning – all clear. Yay!
I find it hard to believe that there are still people that think this virus is a work of fiction or a conspiracy by Bill Gates to control our minds with 5G. Really now, he has billions of dollars, he doesn’t need our regular-pokey-poke brains. And yes, people die of other things too, including the common cold, but the fact is – until something drastic happens, the ‘Rona is here to stay. The only thing we can do is ride the wave and look out for ourselves and our loved ones. I will admit though that I do sometimes feel an insane urge to walk up to someone who isn’t wearing their mask over their nose and ask them if their nose is bigger than their dick given that they’re advertising it. However, The Bean raised me not to do something like that.
On other things, I too got done in by MTI. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, just use your friend, Google. I am not out a huge amount of money by some people’s standards, but for me it is a lot. I hope that the dirtbags behind the scheme are caught and that they get jailed for a very long time. Liquidation is a long process, so I am not holding out much hope of seeing any of my just-over-a-hundred dollars. Other people I know lost huge amounts of money, some their entire pensions. I can’t help but wonder how people that cheat others the way we have been cheated manage to sleep at night.
I’ve been back at work since the 11th (barring yesterday, while I waited for my results), and having some semblance of a routine again is doing me good. Last week was mental and by day two I felt like I needed a refund on my holiday, but now that all the backlog is caught up, I’m cheerfully chugging along.
I promise to write a bit more soon, but for now, it’s cherio! I just wanted you all to know I’m still alive.
Take care of yourselves and be kind to each other. Don’t forget to smile, and sanitize!
PS! I have a green pepper plant – it hasn’t got any peppers on it yet. I think I’m going to call it Grant. When he has something to show, I’ll put up a pic. Sadly Rachel, the rocket plant I so lovingly tended last year didn’t make it.