Hi all, I just noticed that I did a 'round-up' on Friday, instead of a 'ramble'. Oh well, what's in a name? It's Monday again, and here's the latest round-up!
Welcoming anyone who has joined the Care Community this week. We're here hoping to help you, or to provide a platform for you to air your views (all within the community guidelines of course!) So do say 'hi', if you are new.
It's worth mentioning once again for anyone new, that we have a huge cross-section of members with wide ranging experiences in the care of others. If you are a new carer you'll probably be understanding of what an all-consuming thing it is to put others' needs first and it's tiring and bewildering. Here in the forum we have members who have faced and overcome many challenges and have acquired a great wisdom in how to get through them all. And many who are still facing them day upon day. So don't be afraid to ask questions, or to share your own experiences.
I'm happy to report that my covid vaccination went really well on Saturday morning.
The centre I attended was, (as most I've heard about seem to have been), exceptionally well organised and very safe. As it was early in the day there was no waiting and I was through the whole procedure in only 15 minutes. I wasn't required to wait for a spell afterwards as that isn't necessary if you have the Oxford (AstraZeneca) vaccine. So the centre I attended said that I was welcome to wait for a few minutes if I wished, but I felt fine and went on my way immediately. And I can report that I have had no side-effects at all.
A question arose on another forum this morning about at what point we will be able to accept that it really is safe enough to resume our former lives, when we are told that restrictions are over. Will our minds be able to accept that when we have now been moulded into accepting isolation, lack of contact and social distancing for so long? I must admit that nowadays, if I watch older episodes of anything on TV that don't follow current rules, I feel distinctly uneasy. Do any of you get that same feeling?
This week (and the new month), are starting in typical grey and wintry weather, and I'm cheering myself up with the thought that often in February, we get the first few days with a glimmer of warmth, when the sun appears. With the arrival of February I feel that the bleakest days of winter are over. I hope that you do too!
Take good care this week, and best wishes to anyone who has their vaccine coming up in the next few days!