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Marty's Haiku - 19. Pandemic (4)

S.M.S. arrives:
~ Second jab, Friday at ten. ~
..... Tears blur my vision.

© Martin Cooke

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Happy tears? The second jab does offer the feeling that the worst is over. :)

 

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14 minutes ago, Geron Kees said:

Happy tears? The second jab does offer the feeling that the worst is over. :)

 

Yes. Happy tears indeed. :yes:

Hopefully I don't break down in front of my GP tomorrow when he gives me the second jab. ;) 

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14 minutes ago, Marty said:

Yes. Happy tears indeed. :yes:

Hopefully I don't break down in front of my GP tomorrow when he gives me the second jab. ;) 

I have a feeling your GP would understand better than you think.

When I cancelled my normal, six-month check up last August, my PCP said he would do an online session if I wanted, just to allow us to touch base. I thought that was fine, and did that.

As I thanked him at the end, and apologized for cancelling the in-person visit, which I just thought too risky back then, he shook his head and smiled, more than a little sadly.

"Don't feel that way at all. I've done nothing for the last few months but sign death certificates. Stay at home. Be safe."

Good advice, from someone who knew.

 

 

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15 hours ago, Geron Kees said:

I have a feeling your GP would understand better than you think.

When I cancelled my normal, six-month check up last August, my PCP said he would do an online session if I wanted, just to allow us to touch base. I thought that was fine, and did that.

As I thanked him at the end, and apologized for cancelling the in-person visit, which I just thought too risky back then, he shook his head and smiled, more than a little sadly.

"Don't feel that way at all. I've done nothing for the last few months but sign death certificates. Stay at home. Be safe."

Good advice, from someone who knew.

Good advice, indeed. 

I think sometimes it's easy to not realise the mental pressure that doctors and other healthcare professionals must have been under this past twelve months or so, and the difficult decisions with which they have been challenged.

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8 hours ago, Parker Owens said:

May this second shot

bring you a sense of deep peace,

and shield you from harm. 

I thank you, Parker.

The kind words you have spoken

mean so much to me.

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6 hours ago, Marty said:

Good advice, indeed. 

I think sometimes it's easy to not realise the mental pressure that doctors and other healthcare professionals must have been under this past twelve months or so, and the difficult decisions with which they have been challenged.

I agree. Like the people that keep the water and the power flowing, the supermarket shelves stocked and the trains running, we don't notice how important they are in their jobs until something comes along that shatters our complacency. Everyone that stayed the course and dealt with this pandemic deserves a great pat on the back and a hug. The healthcare people, perhaps most of all.

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The vaccine definitely gives a sense of hope.  Congrats on getting your second! :hug:  

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On 4/30/2021 at 8:02 PM, Valkyrie said:

The vaccine definitely gives a sense of hope.  Congrats on getting your second! :hug:  

Thanks, Val! :hug: 

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