Okay, I’m ticked off. After talking with my pulmonologist and my primary care doctor, they both agreed that I’m not at an increased risk of getting CoVid19, but I am at an increased risk of getting a worse case of it. Because of that, I have tried to be even more cautious about social distancing and wearing a mask and all of that. The reason, they said, was because I have a compromised respiratory system - I’m basically breathing on 1 1/2 lungs.
Today, I had an appointment with my laryngologist (side note - that’s a hard word to learn how to type very rapidly.) Everything checked out except for discussions we had about COVID. I told him what my pulmonologist said and he agreed with that and said they are finding more and more information on the neurologic impacts that COVID has. He went so far as to say that if I was struggling to breath (I mean really struggling) and either going on a ventilator or coming off a ventilator, it could have some nasty long term impacts (insert disclaimer that says we really don’t know). I’m like, WTF? And I’m thinking I need to figure out what in the world I’m supposed to do. Suddenly isolating myself on mainly in one room does not seem to be enough.
It’s about enough to make me want to find a cabin in the middle of nowhere.
So, now, not only am I at greater risk because my compromised lungs wouldn’t recover very well, but I’m also at an increased risk because my cranial nerves would more likely than not be damaged while fighting Covid and if I survive, I would probably be dealing with significant neurological challenges.
So, what’s a guy supposed to do? I’m asking in all seriousness. Do I follow normal guidelines and pray for the best? Do I find a small house or small apartment to rent and communicate with the family predominantly electronically except for Sunday dinner and maybe one or two other times a week? Do we buy a motorhome and use it as our little roaming quarantine?
I don’t know what to do and I’m not happy about it.