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Covid is not a death sentence

 
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I can’t argue that some people are dying from Covid.  

I just wanted to take a bit of the fear away.

I was very fearful of getting Covid.  I am 63; overweight and have a compromised immune system.

When the doc told me I had tested positive I cried.

This is not at all to discount people who become very ill, hospitalized or worse.  But that was not my experience.  It does not effect the majority of the people with death.  Obviously.  No matter how much we are preached at that it will kill us.

I can no longer hide in fear.  I don’t even worry that I may get it a second time.  Not because I had it; but because I can no longer let my life be ruled by the fear of it.

Our businesses are ruined.  Our schools are ruined.

My experience with docs was positive but I think everyone is flying by the seat of their pants and no one doc has an answer or a definitive treatment.

I’m done.

I’m not arguing on this forum whether I am right or I am wrong.  I just wanted to take the fear away from one person out there; who was like me.  Scared.  And let them know
“. SO MUCH FOR MIGHTY COVID.”

I’m returning to normal.





 
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I'm very glad to hear you came through it without long term damage, and that your fear has lessened.  Being afraid is never pleasant.  I'm glad you're doing well.
 
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Janet Reed wrote:

I can no longer hide in fear. ... I can no longer let my life be ruled by the fear of it.

I’m returning to normal.



Janet, I applaud you and your sovereign choice, to take back your mind, and to recognize fear for what it is - a thought form.

I send you an internet high-five, and I also hope that at least one other person who reads this thread will be inspired to think, to think critically, to look around with an open mind and question information, and form their own conclusion to make their own choice for how they want to live.

 
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Congratulations! It's good to hear you are ok, and that you are not feeling so stressful. I think there's a lot of information out there to suggest that our mental state has a strong effect on our physical health. I'm afraid a lot of people feel that there is no middle ground; one must either live in fear to be safe, or not be fearful and be dangerous. I think we can choose to focus on the positive while still following the laws, respecting other people's space, wishes, etc. all the while gaining the benefit of better overall health while facing trying times. It's good to hear a success story, both physical and mental.
 
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I'm so happy you're doing well.

It's interesting the difference between where I live and what you've gone through.  Here, living with COVID in the community isn't about living in fear.  It's about living with kindness.  

We don't do what we do here because we are afraid.  We follow the COVID safety measures because it's a way we can be kind to others.  Like pulling over to the side of the road when there's a fire truck with the lights on.  

Kindness and enlightened self-interest because there is a tiny chance, it might be my house that fire truck is going to.  

 
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Here in the UK the vaccine programme is well underway and it is making a palpable difference to front line workers already.

Our hospitals are currently totally swamped with cases, but unlike the first wave most frontline NHS staff have now been vaccinated. So while those carers are still facing harrowing situations on a daily basis, they no longer face the fear of catching it themselves, or of bringing it home to loved ones. It is still early days. But we can hope that, even if the case rate doesn’t fall dramatically, vaccinating the most vulnerable first will quickly reduce the number of severe cases needing hospitalisation.

Hospital cases are still currently rising, but my feeling is that the fear is no longer as severe.

(Caveat - I speak from experience of my own family members who work in hospitals. Because of the Pfizer vaccine needing super cold freezers, and once thawed having a short self life, some hospitals have been able to vaccinate some frontline staff rather than allowing doses to go to waste. Not all regions have got as far with this yet, and experiences will vary considerably with each setting. But progress IS being made.)
 
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I'm not afraid for me. I'm protecting a few people who are already compromised and would likely die. I love them and don't want to kill them!

We listen to a comedy duo podcast, The Pete and Sebastian Show. We had been complaining there wasn't a new podcast available and then they put out one where Pete's Dad died from Covid and it was heart breaking.
 
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Just wanted to add that I am doing my darndest to keep a sane house for the kids. We are being protective but not fostering an environment of fear. So we aren't stressed out anxious afraid but I do not want to get covid and pass it on so we're being careful.
 
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