Day 6 – Isolation

La la la! I am in surprisingly happy spirits today! There is a lot of heartache and stress and worry that comes from this global panademic, but I am currently in my own little bubble. We are caved in, we have food, we have ‘toilet rolls’ (shhhh, don’t tell everyone) and we have one another….me, my husband, our two boys and Pug, Harry. It is Day 6 and the feeling of cooped up has dwindled. I am quite comfy sitting here doing my own thing, slowing down, and watching the world from the window.

Whatever virus or cold I had is starting to ease off. Breathing is still difficult and I can’t stop coughing. The symptoms are worse if I lie down, so often sleep in a very uncomfortable sitting up position. Last night, I actually got to sleep flat…I still feel chesty, still felt stuffy but it was easier. The one that’s really gets on my nerves is when you have that horrible rattly chest when you breathe. That hasn’t gone. It’s still there. My head was swimming for a few days but that’s got less. And I do have some pains in my sides from all the coughing but otherwise I don’t feel too bad. Drained is probably a word I could use…but not as bad as Day 1 and 2.

Like most people in the UK, I am currently waiting to see what our Boris has to say. I read that he is in a urgent meeting, and the update will be later than usual. I, along with most people, think that it won’t be long before adapts the same rules or similar as other countries before us….and implements a ‘lockdown’ to stop those people who aren’t taking the virus seriously enough.

Today, I got to experience the life of a teacher. I got my boys up, dressed, washed, groomed…. and then set them to work. Maths, speed words, question and answer sessions, spelling, and reading. Followed by a workout with Joe Wicks. They did fantastic considering they weren’t overly motivated to begin with. They are now outside taking the chance to play in the sun whilst we have it. And I am on Uber Eats, ordering our last McDonald’s for god knows when!

I can only hope that if the county pulls together then we will be able to come out of this quickly and without many more deaths.

My thoughts are constantly with those who are dealing with this directly. The wonderful NHS staff, our government, and those whose family or friends have been tragically affected by this dreadful virus.

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