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Blue_playwright's Journal
Blue_playwright's Journal
October 2, 2022

I have a sudden and significant heart murmur...

…it developed in two weeks. Waiting for cardiologist but could tell my doctor was really freaked out.

I’m pretty freaked out but it reinforces my thinking that I had Covid before the lockdown. I developed type 2 diabetes in 2021 and now this.

I’m on bed rest until my next round of tests. I may have to do more than lurk and read.

Anyone with it, too? Advice? I’m 51 and the only child caregiver for my 90-year-old Dad.

January 6, 2022

My 89-year-old dad has Covid

We all tried so hard to keep him safe. But he forgot his mask when he went to the store.

He was in pain yesterday and called for help. It apparently triggers his shingles nerve damage and it was so bad I wondered if he was having a heart attack or just needed to go to the ER. But, knowing he was triple vaxxed and careful and from being around him all the time - I didn’t mask at his house. Forced him to the drive through testing and dammit if he doesn’t have it. 😳

Now I’m quarantined at his house with his grumpy a$$.

Aside from his pain, he says it’s like a bad cold. So that’s good.

Just ironic that we’ve tried so hard to keep him safe and he’s the Typhoid Mary that will have given it to me. I get tested tomorrow. 🤦?♀️

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