Hi all, I’m DickD. I was first diagnosed with my AVM when I could hear it pulsing in my ear back in 2016. I kept wondering what the noise was and kept Googling until I found this article about AVMs and the symptoms of a dural fistula matched what I could hear. I went to see an ENT doctor and he confirmed my self-diagnosis.
I’m finding the pandemic a bit worrying. I’m not sure that I am worried about myself but I have elderly parents and very elderly in-laws, some of whom you wouldn’t bet on making it through if the virus gets anywhere near them. (I’m not sure this is a good thing to share but I guess others might be similarly concerned) my biggest worry is if my wife and I pop off, leaving our son to grow up very suddenly. He refuses to learn some things about adult life (mostly housework!). I’m going to go to the extent of writing up where all my finances are to be found this week.
My wife is nearly beside herself with worry about her parents and suddenly we find ourselves locked in, living in close quarters rather than being let out to go to college and work. My sister is similarly frightened by the virus as her daughter has cystic fibrosis, which is among the most dangerous co-conditions to have.
We need to say prayers for the poor folk in Italy. Spain seems not far behind. France next. The USA is on a fairly precipitous trajectory, too – very big numbers of people being infected. Very big. So I’m thinking a lot about you if you’re in one of those places or Iran or China or almost anywhere else. I mean I had to look up where Eswatini is the other day: they even have a case there. I keep looking at the statistics on worldometers.info and hoping to see some topping-out of the “daily cases” graphs. However, you can’t see a change on a daily basis. I’m hoping that if I stay patient for a few days, there might be a small hint of a change in direction by Friday but for every day that looks better than yesterday, the following day puts the trajectory back up towards the stars.
I like the fact that spring is here. My wife and I went for a walk out around the streets where we live today and the air was warm for the first time in a long time. The season is turning a little in our favour. I managed to get both my parents to install WhatsApp and have video chats with them in the last few days, so that connects them to their family better than they were.
So, final thoughts? We are all in this together. We can get through it but it is going to demand patience and loss of liberty for longer than we would like. I think we just have to follow the rules really strongly that our governments have been issuing. Cutting corners isn’t going to work.
I’m sure I was encouraging some people at the turn of the year that 2020 was going to be better than 2019 because 2019 had been so bad for them. How wrong can you get??!!
Love to everyone.
Omnia vincit amor.
Andrà tutto bene.