Coping during the Coronavirus outbreak
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I work with vulnerable people. The rules seem to have changed so often I become confused.
People don't want to adhere to the rules, I understand that, just think of the staff member who still needs to implement Government regulations.
We don't make the rules we have to uphold them.
Some days the abuse is just ridiculous and soul destroying.
I want COVID to be over with as much as the next person.
It angers me to know you are the scapegoat for other's frustrations. You are not to blame for the rules. As you say, you didn't make them. & the confusion is out there, so much inconsistency.
I'm still doing what I can given I can't wear a mask. It's hard, trying to keep a distance, especially. I am still home so many of my days, with so much to cause me anxiety whenever I try to go out alone, I very often, choose not to go.
But sometimes, I do have to go out with my helper. I even have to remind her.
& I don't want another flu either! I asked my GP, what else do I do, besides staying more isolated? (The only 100% option is to not be near anyone - & never mind what that does for my mental health, eh?)
All I can say, their upset & anger isn't really aimed at you, personally; it's their confusion, & the changes, & not knowing which way they are supposed to jump today. They are tired of this, too, & unfair as it is, you are there,
I suspect to require them to go & calm down so you can better help them would be very difficult. But, you can't help them while they behave like that. Can you tell them, it's no good treating you like that? I'm sorry, I don't know.
It seems like there is a low level of respect for you, which I find quite disheartening.
❤️❤️❤️❤️ for the work you do. I'm proud of you.
Thanks for your kind words. Some days it is really hard going to work knowing you are going to be busy and not knowing how verbally aggressive some people may be.
I will say I have had some comical moments as well thanks to Covid. I assist people with RAT kits. Some people have very imaginative ways of using the kits!
Hi, Matchy, commiserations about getting COVID-19.
I wouldn't have thought nose bleeds would be related directly to COVID-19 - have never heard a mention during the last two & a half year. I did just see it could be because the nose is irritated, & sensitive, & that could be why you have nose bleeds.
Have you spoken to your GP? I'm guessing, if it is minor & you can deal with them, then that' is what GP would suggest. On the other hand, I do know, if a nose bleed cannot be stopped, it's time to call an ambulance & go to hospital. If it's hard to stop, GP might have other ideas. Do call your GP, Matchy.
Hi quirky it did take ages to recover and I don't think I have completely recovered fully.The sypmtons seem to just linger on.I seem to be back to how I was mostly before.My daughter who was pregnant at the time got it as well.She gave birth yesterday and they are birth fine and dosnt seemed to have effected the baby.I did notice my ears were really sore when I had it and still sometimes notice sore ears and I did lose taste and still don't have that back 100%.Talking to other people about it seems to be different for everyone.The nose bleeds I had stopped which my doctor thinks was due to covid.
I hope you feel better quirky,thinking of you.
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