Category: coronavirus

So I just got back from drive through testing for COVID-19. This morning around 9am, I had a fever. I also feel a heaviness in my chest. It doesn’t help that I have anxiety and have had panic attacks before. So it’s hard to know if the heaviness is just anxiety or something else. My cats know there’s something wrong. 

I have to say that I was really impressed with the way the drive-though testing is set up. It’s really organized and you don’t evebn have to get out of your car. The officers there help you to feel comfortable and stop to talk with you rfrom a distance to try and help reassure you. I felt OK while in my car, my breathing was better, but I definitely still had a fever. I took some tylenol this morning and I just took some again when I got back. Now I have to wait 3 – 5 days for the results which is going to be very hard. My brain is doing cartwheels and my anxiety has started again. I am 42 and relatively healthy, but I am still petrified. I am worried not tso much for me but more for my cats. If I have to go to the hospital for whatever reason, there is no one esle here to look after them. They depend on me and me only. 

I am sure there must be other people on here who have been tested, maybe who have even been tested positive and who are ok. I need some reassurance. I am so worried and scared. The worst part is that if I am positive, I have no freaking clue where I got it from! I’ve not been on vacation. I never go out except to do groceries or for a walk. I’ve been ordering groceries to my door for the last week and a half also and haven’t been in contact with anyone since I tool Oreo to the vet a couple of weekend’s ago. I went to the vet, post office and grocery store on the 15th. Since then, nowhere. I even wore a mask and gloves when I went.

I have no idea how I will sleep tonight, or until I get the results… I have no idea how my brain will handle making videos or trying to do my online classes either. I am a mess. I am trying to apply for EI benefits because the Canadian Government has made them accessible to anyone who has been tested, even freelancers. But the site is so bogged down it’s discouraging. If anyone has some words of encouragement in all this, I’d really appreciate them! I’ll keep you posted on what the results are. You might see more wordy posts for the next few days too while I spill what’s making me anxious.

Here’s a little Saint-Patrick’s Day parade for you to enjoy at home 🏡🍀

Good day all! I know that the week so far has been quite difficult for all of us. Many of us are affraid, paranoid, along with a plethora of other sentiments and feelings. Although easier said than done at this time, we need to do our best to remain calm and follow the advice that our respective Governments lay out. If you are asked to self-quarantine or isolate, it’s important to take the instructions seriously. Remember that stores won’t run out of food and they’re all doing the best they can right now to cater to the population in your area. If you don’t need to go out, please stay home! Enjoy your family, your pets and our Tumblr page! Keep in touch with family and friends via video chat or phone calls. Take some time to watch those movies or television series you’ve been wanting to catch up on. Do some spring cleaning, read a book or play your favourite video game. It’s a difficult situation for all of us and we really need to work together in order to help our Governments help us. As of today, (and as long as I am healthy) we will do our best to go live daily on our Facebook page in order to help ease the effects of isolation. We will be glad to talk with you and hopefully give you a few laughs. This will not only help our followers, but it will help me and the cats as well. We will continue to do out best to bring you daily entertainment while we all work together through this difficult time. Live streams on Oreo’s Facebook page will take place at 3pm Eastern time daily (or as long as I am able to do them). Please join us, tell your friends to join us too and please stay safe. We will all get through this together!

Wash your hands and your paws 🐾