Good day all and welcome to my blog post on the current situations during the Covid19 Pandemic.
It’s not hot news as compared to the new President elect Joe Biden and Vice President elect Kamala Harris in the US – but surviving the pandemic is an on going process and progress. Wouldn’t you agree?
Malaysia is going thru CMCO – conditional movement control order . Which essentially means as a part of a community – is to wear mask at all times and scan your attendance at all malls/stores/restaurant you visit , maintaining 1M distance and washing/sanitising your hands as often as you can. The new norm – which often irritates senior citizens and the ones who don’t care about themselves. Many has been put on hold/fired from work , some have started small business to support their family , healthcare staff pushing thru the pandemic wave , parents managing school work like psychos – the list goes on.
It has been hard and trying for every sector in the economy. Healthcare workers like myself is constantly at stress managing work and life at home. The fear of getting sick from the positive Covid19 patients is still sending us paranoia vibes – not funny when you need to be away from your family for 2 weeks. Living in isolation with your other “neighbours” in isolation can really drive you nuts. Monitoring your symptoms and praying that you don’t get any worse can be nuts too.
My experience as a suspected Covid19 patient was something to remember. I was dizzy from work – I got the FLU. Being in the red zone you gotta get yourself screened all the time – from filling up mental health screening forms , to places you have visited , re-tracing back your patients who are covid19 positive. After all that I got my throat and nostril swabbed. Not pleasant but essential.
Next is living in isolation – not being around your loved ones , wear a mask at home at all times , have separate meals , not share a room/space / bathroom. It all sounds easy till you get home and realise you have to change your room into a sorta mini studio apartment.Which brought back memories when I had my foot trauma. I am not sure which is worse tho – back then city life was as vibrant as it should be but since my foot was on a boot cast fo 6 weeks – socialising , having fun was just at home thanks to internet and Netflix. I look back and thank that moment during my lowest times and how I recovered. Somewhat scary that it was sort of a preparation for the MCO.
I should be used to this new norm right? The answer is still nope for me. Humans get bored easily and we need to find different rhythms / patterns/ routines to make things interesting.
After getting your swab test results (negative) it was pure joy of course. But off we go to attend our essential living. There is a lot of uncertainties I feel – from sitting for your final exams , submitting your thesis , job interview , being in the job not knowing when you will be dismissed or die from the disease. But I think what we all need is to have a little faith and hope. It is important to allow ourselves to feel bad but NOT for long and then pick yourself up and face the world.
We all need that little push for humanity , love and compassion.
Wishing everyone here in this writing community a peaceful and healthy day. Stay safe!