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Re: [IPk] How vulnerable are we?



Ha. We have giant magpies. I'm sure they're on steroids.

On Tue, 12 May 2020, 12:47 pm Rhoda Martin, <
email @ redacted> wrote:

>  Be glad you havenb t got ducks visiting you! I thought they were great
> until I
> was on clean-up patrol!
>
> Rhoda
>
>  > On 12 May 2020, at 12:28, Diana G Maynard
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >
> > hi Rhoda
> > Indeed, me too!
> >
> > As for the birds, I wonder if itb s something to do with the quietness of
> > lockdown but they are currently pooing all over my patio and my garden
> chairs
> > :-(
> > They never used to!
> > Di
> >
> >
> >> On 12 May 2020, at 12:19, Rhoda Martin
> > <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >>
>  >> Di, I'm so relieved that your mother is going into a Care home from
> tomorrow.
> >> That will ease some of the pressure on you too, although as we know it
> just
> >> seems to change. Keep up your activities one and all.
> >>
> >> One totally unrelated query: when birds have the entire area to roam
> in, why
> >> does a pair of blackbirds come and sit on the back of the balcony
> railing
> >> outside my living room window - naturally directly opposite from where
> I sit
> > -
> >> feed from my hanging feeder, then return to the balcony rail and look
> out
> > over
> >> my garden before doing you know what!
> >>
> >> Rhoda
> >>
> >>> On 12 May 2020, at 11:53, Diana G Maynard
> >> <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Thatb s the spirit!
>  >>> My stepmother, who is 80 and has secondary liver cancer, has decided
> to
> stop
> >>> having chemo (she was due for her 3rd round when the lockdown started).
> >> Sheb s
>  >>> far from bed-ridden and enjoys getting out for walks, gardening, and
> driving
> >>> around visiting people and places. She decided exactly that she wanted
> to
> >> live
> >>> rather than stay alive, and I agree with her. Unlike - sadly - my
> 79-year
> > old
>  >>> mother, who has very challenging age-related mental health issues
> (including
> >>> extreme paranoia and more recently, hallucinations) and does not want
> to
> > live
> >> or
> >>> stay alive! Web ve finally managed to get her into a care home from
> > tomorrow.
> >>> Neither have diabetes incidentally.
> >>>
>  >>> Everyone has different priorities. But seeing my Mum go through the
> last
> few
> >>> months, I definitely want to die living rather than end up in her
> situation
>  >>> which is really quite horrific. She always said that too, but we canb
> t
> just
> >>> kill her now!
> >>> Di
> >>>
> >>>> On 12 May 2020, at 11:39, Steve Boorman
> >>> <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Yes, thank you Di, go for it! I am over 70 which undoubtedly
> increases the
> >>>> risk (my partner works on immunology, and we don't understand why our
> >>>> immune responses to covid are less effective with age), but jogging
> round
>  >>>> the common is essential. In the end, I am more interested in living
> than
> in
> >>>> staying alive, but am restrained by social responsibilities. I have no
>  >>>> problem about managing my risk, but with viral infection, we have to
> manage
> >>>> other people's risk.
> >>>> Steve
> >>>>
> >>>> On Tue, 12 May 2020 at 09:03, Diana G Maynard <
> >>>> email @ redacted> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> well yes, none of us want to get it, and I encourage everyone to
> abide by
> >>>>> government guidelines and keep away from others etc. But I donb t
> believe
> >>>>> we are
>  >>>>> at higher risk than the rest of the population (if web re fit and
> healthy)
> >>>>> so I
> >>>>> meant simply that I wouldnb t be worried *because* we have diabetes,
> as
> >>>>> many
> >>>>> are. Most healthy people here are not shielding but just taking
> sensible
> >>>>> precautions. But yes, up to everyone to decide on their level of
> risk. My
>  >>>>> control and mental health would be far worse if I didnb t go out
> daily
> for
> >>>>> proper exercise and fresh air
> >>>>> Di
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Sent from my iPad
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> On 12 May 2020, at 02:26, michael <email @ redacted>
> wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> o;?I would not go as far as to say there is no need to self
> isolate. My
> >>>>>> daughter and her BF had Covid (New Yorkers) and both said it was
> >>>>>> really rough. They are 30-somethings. Daisy issues her conclusion as
> >>>>>> a molecular biologist so she has some insight into how the virus
> >>>>>> works and what the effects on her body mean. She said it was
> >>>>>> difficult to walk up the stairs for about a week, and it took
> several
> >>>>>> weeks after recovery for her to regain most of her former stamina.
> >>>>>> This is a kid that runs 4 miles a day for fun so "quite healthy" to
> >>>>>> start.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> I agree, most of us will recover OK from covid but there is no need
> >>>>>> to invite it by not adhering to social-distancing guide-lines. I'm
> >>>>>> sure I would recover from the season flu if I got it but I still get
> >>>>>> vaccinated every year to avoid infection and possible complications.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Your mileage may very as they say....
> >>>>>> Michael
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>> If you only have T1D and no other conditions (and are under 70 and
> >>>>>>> generally
> >>>>>>> healthy), thereb_s really no need to self-isolate unless you know
> you
> >>>>>>> have a particularly bad reaction to viruses etc. So I wouldnb_t
> worry
> >>>>>>> too much. Di
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> On 7 May 2020, at 16:30, Ruth Gibbins
> >>>>>>> <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Hi Gema,
> >>>>>>>> Ib_ve been asking the same question! Ib_ve got Type 1, yes but
> >>>>>>> nothing else.
> >>>>>>> My
> >>>>>>>> husband and I both self isolated early March before the lockdown.
> I
> >>>>>>> was
> >>>>>>> unsure
> >>>>>>>> whether I should or not, but my hubby bless him is terrified that
> I
> >>>>>>> will get
> >>>>>>> it
> >>>>>>>> and die, and if he went out to the shops he would bring the virus
> >>>>>>> home, so
> >>>>>>> for a
> >>>>>>>> while we lived on what we had.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Web_ve now got a local veg shop from 7 miles away delivering veg
> >>>>>>> locally once
> >>>>>>> a
> >>>>>>>> week. (we live in the Herefordshire countryside with only one
> local
> >>>>>>> post
> >>>>>>> office
> >>>>>>>> and general store 3 miles away.) Everything is washed on arrival
> in
> >>>>>>>> the porch and post is put into quarantine for 24hrs.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Our neighbour is over 80 and also self isolating. Web_ve been able
> >>>>>>> to get
> >>>>>>> just
> >>>>>>>> the 2 Tesco deliveries for us and her, after I stayed up until
> >>>>>>>> midnight three
> >>>>>>>> days a week with no result, then logging in every couple of hours
> >>>>>>> for the
> >>>>>>> rest
> >>>>>>>> of the week. I eventually found a slot at 6am. Fortunately we
> heard
> >>>>>>> that a
> >>>>>>> local
> >>>>>>>> garden centre had started doing a shop and collect service, so we
> >>>>>>> pay online
> >>>>>>> and
> >>>>>>>> they give us a time to arrive - itb_s a bit hit and miss as to
> >>>>>>> whether
> >>>>>>> theyb_ve
> >>>>>>>> got what we asked for, and itb_s expensive but itb_s better than
> >>>>>>>> nothing. My
> >>>>>>>> husband wonb_t go to the local shop- itb_s tiny and they donb_t
> >>>>>>> limit
> >>>>>>> customers.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Ib_ve seen some type 1b_s posting online that they are still going
> >>>>>>> to work
> >>>>>>> etc,
> >>>>>>>> but I feel web_ve been a bit left out in the cold - should I have
> >>>>>>> locked
> >>>>>>> myself
> >>>>>>>> away for 2 1/2 months? Ib_ve been busy - very busy, making scrubs
> >>>>>>>> for health
> >>>>>>>> workers which has kept me occupied but that seems to be winding
> >>>>>>> down a bit
> >>>>>>> now.
> >>>>>>>> Ib_ve been out on my bike round the country lanes and out for
> walks
> >>>>>>> but Ib_ve
> >>>>>>> no
> >>>>>>>> idea what itb_s like in the outside world, in fact I wonder how
> >>>>>>> Ib_ll cope
> >>>>>>> going
> >>>>>>>> back out again- Ib_ve no idea if we should wear masks or not, or
> how
> >>>>>>>> I should behave around others. I havenb_t much confidence in what
> >>>>>>>> the government are telling us, or if indeed we are at higher risk.
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