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BritChickx

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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Yeah a poem would be nice I'll keep an eye out for a post! I know, being alone can be a lot worse. Try to get out each day though still and call friends and family when/if you can. Are things being relaxed there now? Yeah they aren't the best! I'll let you know how I do in a couple of months lol. Aw no, that sucks for your friends! Hope they're okay.
  2. Been thinking a lot about coming to Australia for a holiday next year. Initially I wasn't planning on it and just going when we can potentially move in a few years., but nothing is certain and it's already been so long since I was last there! My partner has never been so would be good for him to see the country before anything permanent too. So we're looking at going next Easter or Summer while I'm finishing up or finished my degree. I realise travel is a no go at the moment but hoping next year will offer some opportunity to do so.
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    I'm studying Nursing. My essay is a reflective piece based on an experience I've had in placement and shared with my class. Not my favourite but we did one last year so hopefully be a bit easier this time. Good for you though joining the Open Uni always good to keep your brain going and learn new things! Maybe you could post some of your creative work when it's finished and been through marking? Hope you had a good birthday! Isolation is especially bad for those living alone for sure. I hope you have a good network around you for support.
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Yeah, more worrying than in Aus for sure. Hopefully they continue to stay safe and well x
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Thank you hope you and yours are doing well?
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Celebrated my birthday in lockdown this week. Got cake, flowers and balloons and we ordered takeaway and drank prosecco really missing my family though especially during times like these. Also managed to finish one of my essays so that's something! Onto the next one, this one is 4000 words, going to be painful haha.
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    It's a nursing essay but based more on sociology. It's about health inequalities within different groups in society such as race, gender, disability. And we have to talk about how they cross over (intersectionality) and how we can promote health equality and health activism etc. There is also a piece of art we have to do with it to reflect. I've done the art piece and most of the essay, just need to edit/chop out bits as I'm over my word count and then reference everything properly. It's just the annoying time consuming stuff lol.
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Anyone got any spare motivation? Need to finish an essay
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    Australia - be proud of yourselves

    Thank you for your response! And thanks to those who replied afterwards. What a terrible situation for your friends to be in! They must be kicking themselves now, but what's done is done. I guess they have to readjust to living in the UK again? Sounds like Aus has been doing good so far to control things. Hopefully your rates don't go anywhere near as high as ours. It's mad, on the 12th march, a week before lockdown, I was in London and everything was completely normal and we had barely heard any news about Covid 19. In hindsight we all should have been more concerned.
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    Australia - be proud of yourselves

    Is Australia on total lockdown like the UK is? Or are people going to work and school as usual?
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    I genuinely think he lacks the mental capacity to understand and make rational decisions. Just wonder what that says about the population of the US too lol. Hopefully he's not in for next 4
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    Day to Day Diary of Coronavirus/Covid-19 2020

    Was back at work yesterday. The reports about lack of PPE gowns is correct, we didn't have the right ones, they were substituted for something else. The ward is short staffed meaning people couldn't take turns to wear PPE and then have a few hours rest (which is what you're meant to do). Grandparents are fully recovered and bouncing around again. Still not sleeping great, still struggling to get motivated to finish assignments. On the plus side it's another lovely day and going to go for a nice walk.
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    Sunset/sunrise Photos

    Sunsets and sunrises have always been my favourite kind of photo's. I only have one and it's one I already posted on here. As we were in the sky I guess it wasn't a sunrise or sunset. . . I would love to see what ones any of you have :cute: it could be from anywhere, not just Australia :cute:
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    Positive things about now

    you know you've reached the peak in life when you get excited to buy some decent air freshener and cleaning products
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    Day to Day Diary of Coronavirus/Covid-19 2020

    before my nursing studies and throughout I've been with a hospital agency so I can pick up bank shifts. First shift yesterday since this outbreak came to the surface a month ago and it was really quite eye opening. Every patient has the virus, you'd expect it to be manic and busy but it was eerily quiet. I'm due back in a few days but it's not really left my mind. We were lucky to have full PPE but they are short.
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    Day to Day Diary of Coronavirus/Covid-19 2020

    Thanks I can't complain really I suppose. Our placement is usually meant to be 8 weeks (last one of the year) but if we opt in we're opting in to help with the Covid situation so it'd be for as long as we're needed. Everything still so unknown at this stage. People that opt out will probably have to do extra hours next year and finish year 3 a bit late.
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    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
  19. BritChickx

    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!
  20. BritChickx

    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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