An Update From Polly
Posted 20 March 2020 - 02:39 AM
LDN, I understand your country home is in the Cotswolds - we are in Gloucestershire, so not far away at all. Enjoy the peace and quiet, fresh air and lovely scenery! IUN - I really hope things settle down for you. So pleased to hear about your wife. It sounds as if she has great courage and strength! Although this is an awful situation, it sounds as if it has affected her in a positive way to find the strength to go out, and also look after you when you are feeling vulnerable. Amazing! We have to keep reminding ourselves this is temporary and we WILL get through this.
Take care everyone and stay safe!❤
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Posted 20 March 2020 - 06:35 PM
A fever is just that - a burning up and a general feeling of malaise that goes with it rather than just random sweating. A fever would make you feel properly crap. Not a great deal if you do test positive for it - if they test you at all that is.
Mrs Scrat says a many thanks for your kinds words. These really are tough times and whilst there is an end in sight, it is difficult not knowing when it is. For me the uncertainty is the nightmare...
Just a case of seeing how it all goes from here. As far as the UK, we are doing better than most of Europe in keeping the cases down.
Posted 21 March 2020 - 12:46 AM
A beautiful hopeful post!! You are spot on! We WILL get through this!!
I am in Somerset so pretty near you then!! We have an invasion of Rooks at the moment, they have taken over the garden!! Will take me time to get used them!!
I really hope you are feeling a bit better!
Lots of love and good energy to you!!
Posted 25 March 2020 - 02:37 PM
The Amitriptyline seems to be working well. I am sleeping really well and that horrible anxious feeling has gone today. Yesterday I was feeling really short of breath yesterday but I think it was the increased anxiety over the Coronavirus. I'm trying not to watch too much news about it. The shortness of breath is much better today but the reflux has started again and if feels sore at the bottom of my oesophagus. I can cope with it though and am taking Gaviscon when I need to.
So I can recommend the lowest dose of Amitriptyline (10mg) for a good night's sleep!
Today we heard that my husband's uncle (who is 80 with diabetes) as the virus. He has been really poorly, but they're keeping him at home, as it's safer, and sending the rapid response team every day. It's all getting a bit close to home now and is very scary!
Thanks for the good wishes LDN. We're not too far away from you in Gloucestershire. I have a friend who lives in a small village in Somerset and we have stayed with her a few times - it's lovely there.
Stay safe everyone!
Posted 25 March 2020 - 06:48 PM
Great to hear from you - especially at this time. Good to know everyone is keeping on. So glad to hear that the anxiety has abated - is the breath issue showing any signs of improvement at all?
Thanks for sharing about the Amit - Hat - note for the next eBook update!!
OMG! This is my first knowledge of someone that I can connect to that has the virus, and I am so sorry. Please pass our best to your husband, and lets hope for the very best in the defeat for his uncle.
Posted 26 March 2020 - 03:29 PM
My shortness of breath has showed some improvement. It was hardly there at all yesterday but back again on and off today. Is it possible that this is still withdrawal? This is the only symptom I'm left with and it has to go soon surely?🙏
Hope things are OK with you down there in Kent? Stay safe everyone ❤
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Posted 26 March 2020 - 06:11 PM
46 is nothing at all - the poor fellow. Again, my condolences.
I still think the shortness of breath could be symptomatic - and unfortunately, it will be difficult at the moment with the added stress. Give that it has shown to be hardly there at all give me confidence in that statement. But you need to monitor it closely - and please please stay safe with this cv around.
Kent is bordering London and a lot of workers commute, so I expect we will have a sharp rise in cases this week before the peak.
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