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The Pom Queen

Day to Day Diary of Coronavirus/Covid-19 2020

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The PM has now lifted the 30 minute time restriction for a haircut.

All the hairdressers must have complained.


I want it all, and I want it now.

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Managed to get a 6:00 pm haircut last night.  Now closed indefinitely 

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58 minutes ago, Parley said:

The PM has now lifted the 30 minute time restriction for a haircut.

All the hairdressers must have complained.

How very strange. He must have put it in place for a good reason yet within days changed his mind. 

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1 hour ago, Parley said:

The PM has now lifted the 30 minute time restriction for a haircut.

All the hairdressers must have complained.

They should all be closed.  I also saw women getting their nails done in a nail bar yesterday and the local beautician is still open.  🤨

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1 hour ago, Toots said:

They should all be closed.  I also saw women getting their nails done in a nail bar yesterday and the local beautician is still open.  🤨

I think some people live in a bubble, never read the news or listen to announcements - or maybe they just think they can get away with it, being in a small town.  

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"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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1 hour ago, Marisawright said:

I think some people live in a bubble, never read the news or listen to announcements - or maybe they just think they can get away with it, being in a small town.  

I walked past three of them not long ago.  All closed today.  I think they are all owned by the same family.

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My eldest has been informed by the department of health that she has been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and should self isolate.  Which comes as no surprise as she already knew a student on her course had tested positive (the Uni already informed her) but she was last in class with the student a week ago.  She could have been infecting all sorts of people in the meantime.  She hasn't because she barely leaves her room normally and has been going out even less with the virus but the potential was there.

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Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.

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We've been lucky in Perth so far. Been down the beach this morning for a ski paddle with 4 friends. Plenty of people there, everyone doing the right thing though and keeping well apart. Cafes open for takeaway and loads of people getting it and taking it to the beach park where they can have lots of space.

Wife is at work as she's a nurse. As far as I can see people are trying to do the right thing. Everyone I was out with this morning was either gping to work or home with the intention of staying there.

Might be bigger clampdowns as it progresses though, depending on the spread and new cases. Playing golf tomorrow.

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If things are the same tomorrow I'll take my phone for a few photos. Very rarely have my phone with me. Still old school.

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Had a quiet day today, spent most of it wired up to my IV fluids, BP kept dropping to between 75-80/42-54 so was in and out of consciousness. I would usually be admitted to hospital but I’m not telling anyone.There isn’t anything they can do and it’s more risky there. 
‘On the positive finished watching Mr Mercedes that was good. 

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43 minutes ago, Canada2Australia said:

Or wild turkey 🙂

Or perhaps soon to become.......roast turkey.

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Friday

Had to decide if I should keep my dental appointment. I had a tel. call at 7.45 to tell me Dentist was now on level alert 3 and only open for emergencies. I spoke to the Dentist later and was told it was necessary to come in. So have taken the chance as tooth won’t get better and neither will the situation. Every precaution was taken, can’t fault them. 

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I watched caravan after caravan loading onto the ferry to Melbourne.  From midnight on Sunday, hotels and other accommodation including caravan parks will be closed.

Everywhere is very quiet.  I walked up to the lighthouse and didn't see anybody else apart from a couple of people walking their dogs.  Not much else to report really  .....  I've got a pile of books to read and I'm framing a couple of prints I've had for ages.  Cleaned all the windows and bathed the dog.  That probably means it will rain - it usually does after I clean the windows. 😬  On the upside the weather has been glorious. 

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Went out to check on our tomato crop ( still green but growing)- every single one had gone. Only a few possum droppings. Pesky varmints. I was planning to cover them up before they ripened. Bwasta%%ds.

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“Dear diary, I’m worried about Jim” Off topic...but who remembers Mrs Dale’s Diary? And, is it still going? 
My DearOld Mum was a avid fan...

Cheers, Bobj.

 

 

 

 

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41 minutes ago, Bobj said:

“Dear diary, I’m worried about Jim” Off topic...but who remembers Mrs Dale’s Diary? And, is it still going? 
My DearOld Mum was a avid fan...

 

 

Yes, my mum loved it too

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"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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It looks like I will be covered by the governments scheme for the self employed / employed, so can claim 80% of my pay from the government. 

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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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On 26/03/2020 at 15:54, The Pom Queen said:

Had a quiet day today, spent most of it wired up to my IV fluids, BP kept dropping to between 75-80/42-54 so was in and out of consciousness. I would usually be admitted to hospital but I’m not telling anyone.There isn’t anything they can do and it’s more risky there. 
‘On the positive finished watching Mr Mercedes that was good. 

Are you having community nurses come to visit you?

Please be careful x

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On 24/03/2020 at 22:16, Marisawright said:

My thoughts exactly.  I think they're treating it as an "essential service" because some people would have no idea how to cut their hair.  

I was talking to my sister last night on Messenger.  She's high risk so wouldn't go to the hairdresser.  She was saying "oh dear, I'll have to go grey" - it turns out she's never bought a packet hair colour in her life, and is too scared to try (she's over 60 BTW).  She's also not happy about having to let her hair grow but too scared to cut it herself.  My sister was a very high-powered executive before she retired - I guess the trouble is that all her life, she's been able to afford to pay someone else to do her hair, nails etc.

'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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On 27/3/2020 at 08:58, starlight7 said:

Went out to check on our tomato crop ( still green but growing)- every single one had gone. Only a few possum droppings. Pesky varmints. I was planning to cover them up before they ripened. Bwasta%%ds.

Well I hope those possums have stocked up on bog roll !. 

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7 hours ago, BritChickx said:

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 🙂 

 

 

Could you ride a bike, or get one of those electric scooters? My eldest had to do his placement so he could graduate in November but that’s been called off now, so I’ve no idea how anything works anymore. 

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7 hours ago, BritChickx said:

Are you having community nurses come to visit you?

Please be careful x

Lol, that is such a very long story, remind me to show you all the palliative care paperwork they did for me one day and the transfer. Basically my hospital specialists on discharge have tried to discharge me in to the care of “Hospital to your home”,  and other bodies similar to community nurses, none would accept me because I was high risk. In the end they managed to get Blue Care (the nurse side of them) to come in but it turned out I had to pay them out of my own pocket and it was a minimum of $300 per day and all they would do is connect the giving set and prime the line which is something we had been taught to do. Also at that time I was doing subcut, well I could do that myself, my GP is inserting the cannula and leaving it in and my son or Rob can do the lines. I’m running it over 10 hours so they aren’t going to sit here over that time so once I got home from the hospital I told the nurses I didn’t need them. 
 

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I felt a lot better today, I started taking one of my other tablets I’d tried to wean off for my heart.  Went out in the wheelchair and out of 40 acres managed to drive my wheelchair in to a hole that my son had randomly dug and nearly tipped it lol. 
 

Is cabin fever starting to set in for anyone yet

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