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Re: [IPk] How vulnerable are we?

 As for wildlife we have been visited by a giant spider (brought in by cat) and
neighbours have seen rats. Ibd prefer ducks and messy birds!

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 > On 12 May 2020, at 17:49, Diana G Maynard
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> o;?hi Rhoda
> Indeed, me too!
> As for the birds, I wonder if itbs 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
>> 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:
>>> Thatbs the spirit!
 >>> My stepmother, who is 80 and has secondary liver cancer, has decided to
>>> having chemo (she was due for her 3rd round when the lockdown started).
>> Shebs
 >>> far from bed-ridden and enjoys getting out for walks, gardening, and
>>> 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
>>> extreme paranoia and more recently, hallucinations) and does not want to
> live
>> or
>>> stay alive! Webve 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
>>> 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 canbt
>>> 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
>>>> staying alive, but am restrained by social responsibilities. I have no
 >>>> problem about managing my risk, but with viral infection, we have to
>>>> 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
>>>>> 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
>>>>> 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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