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BritChickx

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  1. BritChickx

    Day to Day Diary of Coronavirus/Covid-19 2020

    Managed to get some of my assignment done today. It's the start of 1 out of 2 assignments left for the year. Went out for a walk earlier, where we walk is very quiet it's essentially a big off road walking path away from everyone. We're being asked whether we want to opt in or out of (nursing) placement. Waiting for more information first and we may not going out until June either (which doesn't make sense to me as I'm sure we're needed now). If we opt in we will get paid as we won't be supernumerary and also means we will have less support. Had a bit of a wobble as I haven't seen most of my family and friends since Christmas as it is. But I'm thankful of course to be safe, and family are safe.
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    Corona Virus

    Big respect to her. Hope she keeps safe and well x
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    Corona Virus

    Getting pretty anxious at the amount of medical staff that are getting ill and/or dying, mostly from lack of PPE or treating people who are yet to be confirmed. I'm part of several nursing groups on FB and it's pretty dire across the whole country. I'm prepared to go on placement if they allow us to in the coming weeks but I'd be lying if it said it didn't make me nervous. A lot of staff exposed were young and had no health problems!
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    Corona Virus

    Glad you're safe and on the mend
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    Corona Virus

    My grandparents are feeling slightly better today. Have managed to get downstairs and have a cup of tea and biscuits, they've lost loads of weight through not eating so hoping their intake will improve in the next couple of days. Think they'll come out of it alright now.
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    Positive things about now

    My partners dad is on immunotherapy for stage 4 throat cancer, spread to his lungs. It's been an almost 2 year battle so far. His latest scan shows that the tumours have all disappeared!! Unfortunately it's systemic so they will return, but super happy for my partner and his family, the longer its kept at bay the more years they all have together.
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    Corona Virus

    Thanks, I will. Pretty anxious at the moment. I would highlight that they don't have any known medical conditions but it doesn't seem to matter now. I'll be getting them to call 111 again if no improvement by the end of the week.
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    Corona Virus

    My grandparents seem to have it, but no cough or breathing difficulties. My nan has been unwell for about 10 days now, grandad for about 5 days. They rang 111 and were advised to stay home and drink plenty of fluids. So hoping they come out of it okay and recover at home.
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    Day to Day Diary of Coronavirus/Covid-19 2020

    'Are the hairdressers still open? I wouldn't call that essential. It's a beauty thing. They're all closed here in the UK. I haven't had my hair cut for 2 months as it is, was hoping to get it done this month, so I'm definitely going to look rough if this continues haha. Hope your sister is okay!
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    Day to Day Diary of Coronavirus/Covid-19 2020

    Are you having community nurses come to visit you? Please be careful x
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    Day to Day Diary of Coronavirus/Covid-19 2020

    Week 1 of quarantine done... In that time we've been told we're not going out on placement, to we might go on placement and be paid for it whilst finishing off second year, to then we might have a 6 month management placement in year 3 instead of a 3 month placement. Soo still waiting! One of our assignments have changed as it was meant to be a presentation. They've changed the bus times to Sunday hours, so I can't get to work (I work for a hospital agency), so unsure about working at the moment, can't afford taxi's. It's a nearly hour walk so I might just brave it and start walking. Any excuse to get steps in is a good thing at the moment! Been phoning family more and checking in with them, all okay so far. Hope everyone is keeping safe and well
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    Corona Virus

    Rang my nan up just now for mothers day, as my grandad passed a few years ago she's on her own, she's upset at being more isolated than she already is. She has health issues. My mum and auntie and uncle are going round to visit but separately, I feel really bad that I can't be there aswell but it's for the best. I was planning on going home for a week over Easter but I think i'll have to stay here, as it'd mean getting in two trains or two coaches (they will be reduced or cancelled soon anyway) going through London, and my home town is one of the worst hit cities currently .
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    Corona Virus

    That's insane for your eldest's girlfriend! No way should she be in, we had a similar situation at work here though this week. Some management still only caring about the numbers and not people's safety. Hope she stays at home and doesn't cave to pressure, but easier said than done. Our placements have been cancelled so no idea what that's going to mean in terms of progressing to year 3 in September. Just having to do learning/assignments from home now
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    Corona Virus

    Hope everyone is keeping safe and well @simmo hope you are getting on the mend, definitely call 111 if you're not able to breathe properly. I don't know anyone who has it but my partners dad has cancer so we're trying to get him to stay indoors, as well as grandparents, but they are stubborn! Our uni lessons have been cancelled but we are still being told we are going out onto placements, but not due to go out until next month so we'll see what happens. I'd rather go in to be honest as it'll only complicate our learning further down the road. If we go on placements we won't be allowed to work with anyone with suspected or confirmed cases. So at the moment having some down time, will go home and see family in a few weeks hopefully! Oh, we also can't buy any proper food at the moment, need to try again today!
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