A Word About My Health and the Pandemic
She worked for my cardiologist who was too busy to see me and too busy to know I’d had two “mini-strokes” and too busy to have scheduled the cardiac ultra sound I’m supposed to have every six months.
I also noted how much I’d loved my former cardiologist…in comparison, of course, to the one I had now.
She asked who that might have been…turns out the nurse had worked for my beloved former doctor and loved her too.
I needed that bond of trust to accept that I need my heart valve replaced as soon as possible and face my deteriorating condition.
She needed it to explain why things are, as she delicately put it, in a “state of transition”.
The medical system here is in chaos.
Medical professionals are leaving in droves after being over worked, over stressed, and beyond burned out.
There aren’t enough doctors, nurses, or rooms available because of the Covid 19 pandemic.
To make matters worse, much of the public and patients do not believe such a crisis exists.
When I asked how long the process would take that ends in my surgery she noted that there were over a hundred patients in line in front of me.
She did offer that if I blacked out in public, I would move closer to the front of that line.
Some patients respond to this wait by threatening the medical workers.
The reception area had to be encased in plexiglass to protect the workers from thrown objects and irate patients.
A gun has been pulled and pointed.
Much of the public has been convinced that the whole thing is a hoax or a political stunt or it’s just the flu.
We are all paying the price for such lies.
I tell you this for two reasons.
I will be here when I’m able…as long as I’m able.
Some days are better than others.
This week has not been in the better category.
Second, if you believe these lies and your “freedom” is worth more than your neighbors life, this site is not for you.
I will ban you, block you, and if I have any strength left after that I may cuss you as you leave.
We need to have real conversations about Covid 19 mitigations and their impact on society…but those conversations have to start with acknowledging a plague exists.
Pray for our medical professionals who have already given their all and there’s not much left to give.
Pray for those who are waiting for care…and that there will be someone there to care for them.