Day Whatever of Whatever

Everything seems to start that way.

Day THIRTEEN, I am still not well. I continue to recover. Notable improvement continues. My head is heavy, I ache, I get winded easily, and I am tired. I had a few better days this week, followed by a substantially worse day, then back to feeling better again.

You maybe don’t know me or don’t read me for seven years, but I get sick often. I also bounce back quickly, so this sick is absurd.

I spent most of the week in bed, continuing to tea and sleep. I’ve worked from home hours each day this week. Typing, phoning, clicking. I can’t work a whole day. Yet. Certainly couldn’t go to work today. Would need a nap before I got to my shoes.

Indiana’s governor has determined our workplace is essential. While my boss has graciously permitted us to work from home, I was too sick to work at all the first week, and managed about 20 hours this week — the other 20 was napping. I’m limited by what I can access from home. It would be much easier to work AT work. Not to mention my office chair is suitable for long days, whereas sitting hours in my home chair is a suitable punishment for anyone over the age of forty. At home, I don’t have to wear a bra or shoes, my hair can be boingy wild, and the phone doesn’t much ring. However, at work, I have everything I need to do all duties of my job. Working at home is frustrating.

I’m not inclined to discuss the health details of those I work with, but I’ll just write that it’s not good. Our office hasn’t been open during the bulk of our operating hours, because staff is not well enough to maintain it. Some of our staff have been to hospital where they were admitted and treated, presumptive, but not tested, or tested with pending results. That is how I know all the numbers everywhere are lies. Minimums. To one colleague who called the hotline, I said, “I should have called, too,” to which she replied, “They would’ve quaratined you and told you to fuck off and die at home,” and I said, “Oh mmhm.”

My doctor’s office told me to stay home until I am three days symptom free.

Operating under the presumption that we are plagued humans in a contaminated office, can any more harm be done? Only if our presumptions are wrong. See how it’s impossible to make informed decisions as there is no actual information? These are real problems.

The other people in my house are still fine, despite them climbing into my lap, sharing my bed, or my having lavished cootie kisses upon them. I am so glad and not jealous of them at all.

I will now share the highlights of my week:

The Mister brought me tulips.

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The sun came out.

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The daffodils are blooming.

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We went outside and sat.

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It was nice. Five stars, would recommend. If the sun ever shines again, I will do this again.

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84 Responses to Day Whatever of Whatever

  1. Glad to hear you seem to be on the mend. Yikes it could have been ‘that virus which cannot be named, ‘ like Harry Potter said about Voldemort. Ooops, I said Voldemort, now I am cursed. It sound like you whole office could have had it too. I just got through ordered groceries from 2 stores that can’t deliver until Thursday but I do have some food left in the house. We are trying to avoid going to the store.

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    • joey says:

      Grocery delivery and pickup hasn’t gone well for us. Every time I log in, shop, and move to pay, I am met with no times available. At all, over and over, nothing available. I’m glad you’re having better luck because Thursday, while far, is an actual day ๐Ÿ™‚
      I do think it’s the virus for me and my entire office. I won’t speak its name either, so yeah, like Voldemort. Without confirmation of that, it’s hard to make decisions.

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      • I know what you mean about groceries. I did have a cancellation after I ordered once. But I am getting used to it and it is a bit stressful I could get the whole order done and then no times available too. And you don’t know if you will get what you ordered. One store was pretty good so far. I just ordered today with another store because I feel like I need some stuff before Thursday. They have a curbside pick up when they load the stuff in your trunk. My daughter is going to do it for us. But they tell you they might not have everything so we will see what we end up with. I hope you could at least get this antibody test that is being talked about now. They are going to have to tell people when they are ok to go out again.

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  2. scr4pl80 says:

    Oh, Joey, so sorry you are not bouncing back quickly. Sending most good thoughts your way. Glad that your family is around to help.

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  3. JT Twissel says:

    Oh dear. I’m so sorry. We got some hopeful news out here in California – Stanford University has developed a Corvid test that is cheaper and faster and more reliable. Course, they could have used a heads up months ago. Hope you feel better soon.

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  4. Catwoods says:

    Joey I sure hope you feel better, and recover fully, very soon!

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  5. Ritu says:

    Oh bless you, Joey, I really hope you are on the mend now, lovely. Stay safe โค

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  6. Just glad you will now be immune. Hope that lasts a good long while. I read somewhere that the immunity to the 1918 flu lasted a lifetime.

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  7. loisajay says:

    Does your doctor know that you have not been symptom-free for 13 days? Joey, this is pretty darn scary. I would think a test should be in order. I think all the numbers are lies. There is talk about Florida’s numbers not being accurate. Who knows what to believe now, anyway…Take care. Get well. Get tested….if you can.

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  8. Rivergirl says:

    Damn. I was really hoping youโ€™d be past the crud by now. Sorry itโ€™s still hanging on. Those gorgeous tulips should help!!

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  9. Dan Antion says:

    I’m glad to hear that you seem to be getting better. I wish that was a more positive statement. I’m frustrated on your behalf for not knowing and probably not being able to know. Three cheers for naps, tea, The Mister and the others around you. I can’t wait to read your “looking back on that crap” post – soon.

    Keeping you in our thoughts – take care.

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    • joey says:

      I do go on trying to get well, that’s fersure! It’s very frustrating, hard to make decisions. I can’t wait to write a looking back on that crap post! Thank you!

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  10. Gorgeous tulips but the best news is that youโ€™re feeling better and no one else in your family is sick!

    janet

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  11. Sue says:

    Wow, Joey, thatโ€™s scary! I hope everyone in your office recovers. Iโ€™m glad youโ€™re starting to feel better and hope youโ€™re 100% soon. The tulips are beautiful. Your Mister is a sweetheart. Hope the sun comes out again soon so you can get out and breathe fresh air. โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’

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  12. AH! Covids! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you were in Toronto you would be self-isolating, even away from your household peeps. Heaven forfend if you went out in public! Well whatever you have, I hope it goes the hell away soon so you feel better. Yours from the “Stay at home” north, Magsy

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  13. J-Dub says:

    I had no doubt the numbers were lies. Such bs that we canโ€™t truly assess the magnitude of this thing.

    Sorry to hear youโ€™re sick but sounds like youโ€™re on the mend. Sending good juju your way for continued healing.

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  14. That really sucks that you’re still sick. But I’m glad you are getting some sun and flowers and that both will be in increasing supply in the coming weeks. Also very happy to hear the family is so far sickness free. May it continue thus. Take care of yourself.

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  15. darsword says:

    Oh, Joey! I’m so sorry you’re so sick! I’m glad you are getting better. I wish I wouldn’t have been able to keep up with your blog. I’m way behind on lots, and I’m well. Nothing changed in our house with the Covid. Shopping got scarier but other than that, nada! Glad your family is okay. I agree the numbers don’t reflect the actual. Pretty flowers and feet! Hoping for sun for all of us. I’m tired of winter!

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  16. puppy1952 says:

    Oh dear – Whatever it is – not pleasant! Hope your family don’t get it. Feed them lots of Vitamin C and zinc. Hope you’re well soon!

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  17. Ahh, Joey, I’m so sorry it doesn’t leave you alone! You will crawl out of this and emerge as Super Joey – no, you’re that yet, you’ll be Uber Mega Joey! And you’re right, nobody knows anything anyway, and those who do are not telling. I stopped reading the news and following numbers a while ago. The question is what we do with our new normal. I’m glad you’ve got plenty of support hands and paws. All well!

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  18. I need a new adjective to describe how sorry I am you are so sick but so happy your family is well. Take care, Joey, and I’m cheering you on so we can get back to some ‘yellow jacket’ posts. I miss those rants. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • joey says:

      Thanks, Judy. There’s always a silver lining. In this case, I am glad I’m the sick one. Yes, I get jealous, but I’d be beside myself with worry if I were the well one. Hopefully they’re all asymptomatic or immune. I can’t imagine how they’d be well otherwise.

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  19. Joanne Sisco says:

    I think we all know that the numbers of infected are grossly under-reported. Thatโ€™s what makes this scary and the global recovery from this will have a very long tail.

    Glad to hear that your peeps are still all feeling well. They should all be self-isolating with you until you are symptom free. I hope you start to bounce back faster with each passing day. Iโ€™m sure the lovely flowers help ๐ŸŒท

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  20. markbialczak says:

    I am so so sorry for you and the family. You need good information from people in the know out there! You are being left hanging. Oh, Joey, I hope those symptom-free days come soon.

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  21. Susanne says:

    Thank goodness for family and love. When we come out of this thing, I predict a positive realignment of priorities.

    Looking forward to your first post announcing you are well. In the meantime, keep on napping and healing.

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  22. This has gone on far too long. I hope you start improving and get more sunny days.

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  23. Maggie says:

    I am woefully behind in my blog reading. I am so sorry you have been sick and am looking forward to the blog that says you are 100% on the mend. Blessings to you and your family, Joey. I have become quite fond of you all!

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  24. Dear Joey – this is alarming to read. Please pull through. Please.

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    • joey says:

      Thank you, Maggie. I’m over the alarming part myself, but I appreciate your alarm FOR me. I am surely on the mend, just seems to be taking a long time. Unreasonably long for me.

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  25. Swinged Cat says:

    Please tell me you’re the one with the painted toenails and not the Crocs.

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  26. Kat says:

    This stuff is no joke! Tell Mister to keep the flowers coming and keep going outside. Keep getting better, Joey. ๐Ÿ’

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  27. Joey!! Good for you for coming right out and saying the numbers are a lie. Yeah, I know. NOTHING adds up. As a world we are becoming paranoid over germs for no good reason. You are also correct that there is NO information, FACTUAL that is. All is a fabrication, deliberately so.

    You are living proof that your family is still alive even if you have the cooties. Oh my goodness! How did we get so afraid? I’ll tell you true! Look in the direction of the news and media. That ought to tell ya!

    Hang in there! The best place to be when not feeling good is home. Thank YOU for using your brains and common sense and not calling the hotline. What a nightmare that could have become.

    I am going about my business as usual except I have very dark roots in my hair. Grrrrrr ….. Who knows when I’ll be able to get my hair done again? Until then, all who see me now know I’m not a natural blonde. LOL Oh well! There are worse things in life, I suppose.

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    • joey says:

      Well, I can’t say I haven’t been alarmed for good reason. I had trouble breathing for two days and really did think I might have to go to the hospital in the night. My colleagues have been to the hospital for treatment and were admitted for fluids, oxygen, were given inhalers. They’re not okay. People are dying right here in my community. I’ve been sick and mostly in my bed for two weeks. It’s a big deal.

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      • Didn’t mean to make light of your situation, Joey. I honestly just have trouble believing the extent the news goes to. I know people are getting sick and that is why we are on lockdown. I have my own horror stories to tell regarding this situation. Yet I thank goodness I am healthy. The way you wrote your post had me confused as if you too don’t believe everything the news is telling us. I apologize if I offended you.

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        • joey says:

          I’m not offended at all. I’m saying more of us are infected than is indicated, because the testing is poor. And these are germs to be afraid of unless one is lucky enough to be asymptomatic. I have never been this sick in my adult life.

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          • I honestly misunderstood what you said. I am also so sorry to hear about how unwell you have been. I’ve been very careful and following protocols. I don’t think the tests are accurate … that I agree with you. This thing is “too new” to be able to have anything to properly test for it. Take good care of yourself, Joey.

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  28. Benson says:

    Your like thingy is missing. That is a drag that your sickness is still hanging around. I am afraid the current plague will be around until it goes away on its own. I acknowledge that I am a risk of 15 on a scale of 10 so I am staying inside. I get our groceries delivered and fortunately I stocked up on adult beveage before I put myself on house arrest. However I will probably need to get some stuff next week and I already found a way to get that delivered too. I hope you get better really soon, Staying inside sucks when you are well I can’t imagine what it ould be like if you are sick. Love your tulips.

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  29. Tara says:

    Government tallies should normally be factored by 3, in this case probably more. Sorry that your office is “essential” and that the benefits you listed for working from home don’t outweigh the negatives. Mostly, sorry you’re still illin’. Go away, GERMS! Happy for your positive moments — all good ones there. Here in Pennsyltucky, we’re still starring in Hunkered: Week 4 (four to go). Now, though, I have a snazzy paisley cloth mask sewn by a nice neighbor person (not that I’m going anywhere — I’ve found everything but romaine lettuce delivery. If I find that, I may never leave my house again).

    Be gone, plague!

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    • joey says:

      I heard that, like for every one is three and for every 30 is 90…
      Yeah, I’m actually going to go into the office tomorrow and work midday. That’s my plan. I told my boss I may not be able to make it through a whole day and she asked 10-3. I hope I can manage it. I do not see us as essential, but without someone there to do the there things, it’s going to be hell going back. The longer, the worse it will be.
      That’s nice you got a pretty mask ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be scarfing it, but as I expect to see no one, I reckon it will stay on my neck.
      We did eat our romaine all up. I think we’re down to cabbage and kale. Trying to get delivery or pick up groceries here IS NOT GOOD. Our supplies dwindle.

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      • Tara says:

        Good luck with the office-ing. Sorry the romaine is gone. I get some fresh salad with my Martha & Marley Spoon meals sometimes (two meals a week and poof! I’m a cook!). Hopefully, it won’t be too much longer before we can salad shop freely!

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  30. ghostmmnc says:

    I thought you’d be all better by now – so sorry the crud is still hanging on. Glad your fam is okay and taking care of you. Love the flowers!
    Feel better real soon, โค

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  31. Anxious Mom says:

    I hate you’re still feeling so poorly. They only test for COVID in my town if you’ve been directly exposed, so most people get turned away, despite being so sick. And the ones who do get the test take 7-10 days to hear back! It’s craziness.

    Someone sure has tiny little feet!

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  32. bikerchick57 says:

    Joey, I hope you are feeling better today and have drastic improvement this week. It sucks to not feel well, so may the suckiness goes away and never return.

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  33. Ally Bean says:

    I’m pleased to read that you’re doing better and that you’re doing what needs to be done to stay well. Honestly everything is so odd now, but your tulips seem normal to me. Thus they must be helping you get better. Cling to the normal, get healthy.

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  34. Amy says:

    I’m sorry to hear that you are still not feeling well, Joey! Your tulips are gorgeous and sunshine is glorious. I hope those were able to exponentially brighten your day even while feeling poorly. It’s so good that nobody else in your family has gotten sick. A few weeks ago, I had what I thought was allergies, but I think it was really a cold. Everyone else in my family seems to be healthy and for that I am thankful.

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  35. Bill says:

    Wow. I am soooo late to this party. Keep improving, Joey.
    I heard my wife singing, “Jolene, Jolene, please take my man.” Given the locked in a box life, you must be getting many such requests.

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  36. Jewels says:

    Oh Joey…so sad to hear you’re still feeling poorly. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Please continue to take care. I’m sending lots of love your way. โค Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos. ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm really needing me some fresh flowers right now, and some soft lovely blue skies…

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    • joey says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚
      We got beautiful blue skies and warm weather yesterday and it was delightful! โค

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