They have actually had to layoff some staff at our hospital. We have only had two Covid-19 patients admitted during the pandemic, and both have recovered and been discharged. Since they cancelled all elective surgeries, there is not much happening surgically or on the floors. Elective surgeries are supposed to return in a few weeks so everyone will be recalled.
Yesterday, however, we had our first case in one of our nursing homes. Last week, the Premier instructed all residents and staff to be tested and they found a positive, asymptomatic, he and his roommate were put in an isolation room. Now to track the source. We have had 17 cases.
My doctor (a friand not my wife) fils me we can expect overmortality because a lot of peuple will have waited before seeing their doctor. Myself for exemple have not had my blood tested for 3 months now. I should do it Every 6 week. If - if - something sent wrong we will see it with a délay of 2 months. Sometimes a killer...
I had an appointment for an annual physical scheduled for May 4th which was cancelled because my Primary Care Physician has left the medical group he practiced with.
Now, I have to go through the whole process of finding a new Dr. Not a process I am looking forward to. I have a couple of Drs. that have been referred to me by friends but, I have a feeling it's going to be a long time before I'll be able to get an appointment at this particular time.
Gratefully, I have no health issues at present that require seeing a Dr. If I had to, I could see a Nurse Practitioner.
When I went to the dermatologist the other day I was the only person in the waiting and saw just one other patient leaving. Typically, it’s packed with patients.I think people are putting off visiting their doctors. My last minute appointment was scheduled for the next day. In the past it’s taken me days/weeks to get in to see my dermatologist.
My next door neighbor, who works as a physical therapist, is scheduling her knee replacement for two weeks from now because she says things are eztremely slow for her orthopedic specialist and the area of the hospital where he works.
Post by patricklondon on May 12, 2020 10:46:54 GMT
The trouble is, it might not be that temporary. Some aspects of what we're doing - or not doing- now may have to continue in the longer term, or at least until there's a vaccine AND a broad enough take-up.
So I finally went on Facebook again after the longest time and read some very sad news...
Melanie had passes away. In October now. Most of us knew her back from when we were on the Refuge and then on The Meeting Pot...
Just made me feel very sad, even though we never met, she was such a bright light out there and shone like a star. Just hard to fathom, understand or come to terms how a person so full of life can be gone just like that. She was also a very beautiful woman, inside and out who had a heart of pure Gold.
I am seeing more and more Plexiglas® in Paris, probably at the demand of the trade unions (and who were probably right to demand the addition). At the cinema this morning, the ticket takers verifiers were suddenly in plexiglas booths, and the cashiers at FNAC were also behind new shields. I had already noticed at Monoprix a couple of weeks ago that the cashiers, who were behind plexiglas barriers facing the customers at the beginning of covid, are now completely enclosed on every side and just slip your items beneath the bottom of their shields.
If this keeps everybody healthy and prevents a second wave, I am completely in favour of it, but I will be delighted when it finally disappears.
Twice in my life, I have been driven to board a plane across the runway in a service vehicle. One time in Montréal and one time in Jeddah. For some reason, the staff don't really like this. It means that things have been done wrong and that you were incorrectly forgotten. Someone is going to be accused.
Kids are bumbly creatures. Always tripping over things, walking or running into things (which are clearly obvious to older people) and misjudging distances.It is Nature's way of teaching us from babyhood to old age where our bodies are in space and in relation to objects around us.
As you grew up, Kerouac2, you often hit your "funny" bone. (The humerus as it is called in the anatomy books in an attempt to make a medical pun) It was an unpleasant feeling so your memory made a note "halfway down my arm is a hurty place...keep it away from bumps" Of course your consciousness wasn't aware of the safety lesson, but filed it away under "Learnt by experience" and you found you hardly ever hit that bone again.
We don't have enough time in a life to make all the mistakes ourselves, so we are taught by observation and example how to avoid things that might damage us. Adolescent males are caught up in rapid growth physically where they don't have time to learn the limits of their bodies.They are also fuelled with testosterone which clouds many decisions they have to make. This is why more males get admitted to hospital for "accidents" than females.
The current thought is to make the world 100% safe for kids growing up. This, I fear will just make a generation of people who are accident prone, because they never had to look out for themselves, but relied on everything having a "safety standard".. And the next generation of Kerouac2 s will still bang their "Funny bones"into old age.
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