Showing posts with label COVID-19. Show all posts
Showing posts with label COVID-19. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

We continue to, gripe, fuss, & be peeved over all happening in our nation not think but how much worse bit was & could be...

 OH, how we gripe, fuss, whine, mope, and bitch about how bad things are, yet not really thinking how much worse it could get!


And (IMHO) in my humble opinion, if we do NOT get a tremendous change in our President and the Senate and House with this crucial election upcoming here very soon.. it IT BE MUCH MUCH WORSE THAN WHATEVER YOU COULD NAME SOMETHING LARGER THAN A "PANDEMIC"!


Don't get me wrong, things are HORRIFIC!! Even for those of us over the age of 55 plus, for the most part none of us have seen the likes of COVD-19, now facing a possible new flu strain, where the "old ones" are bad enough, now hurricanes, one after the other worse than any over the Gulf of Mexico especially (yet how many still claim we have no "Global Warming" or Earth that is warming our oceans, as they fill some places with so much plastic and items that will never go away & will continue to ruin many places that used to be reeths where now is nothing but gray and no fish)..


Now wildfires again, so bad they are taking millions of acres of land, forests, homes and even lives over CA, Or & WA state. We also had just enough rain which was desperately needed in places in TX, that now have mosquitos' 'causing the West Nile Virus to rear its ugly head. Not to mention other bugs, mice, snakes, spiders, and all types of bugs that ruin crops, and as the fire ants I had rid my lawn of earlier this spring, now are taking over my lawn like never before. They are far worse than I have ever seen. A small child, animal or even anyone "allergic" to their stings, which they just "attach" themselves to you, and can sting over and over again. I KNOW, I do my own mowing etc. and I am allergic to them. So, when I try and get rid of a bed the size of a huge bowl, that had not been there the evening before, it seems impossible, to see the hundreds of millions that "boil" out of just one bed! One bite for me means swelling, severe stinging, a knot that comes up hard, white and will stay for weeks, if I don't try and get them off my feet. Not to mention the larger number of wasps, yellow jackets, the HUGE hornets, that could put someone in the hospital if they are allergic. I know it sounds as if I am off subject, but not really. Many of the things that come, are from how the severe weather changes, and now the COVID-19 & other illnesses that come along with them put people out of jobs, close businesses, make people so ill they spend over 6 weeks in the hospital, kids that can't go to physical school yet & everything else that follows along with those. Higher grocery and all items. Having to "not go in" stores yourself but go "Curbside" or however your market does it to keep people as far away from one another as they can. Masks MUST be worn by everyone who walks in stores in many tows and cities. That is not including the billions spent on equipment for things such as resperators, more sterile "throw away" gowns, gloves, masks, for all staff at all nursing homes. What ever happened to the "wash in hot water, and wrap, put in an autoclave, rather than throw away all of the instruments, gowns and so forth as we used to? I know people will say it is not as "sanitary" or it is "higher price".


 BUT it cannot be higher to throw away perfectly good tape, scissors, many instruments for surgeries, gowns, & items that are now taken out of a plastic package, maybe 1 or 2 things used, and the rest disguared in the trash! What a waste of money! Especially when we are running out of items doctors, nurses and medical staff could use. I've watched them open a "tray" of items, and throw away much of it just because they needed a "plastic pair: of tweezers, etc to possibly remove stitches. Tape is expensive, but can you imagine how much goes into those disposable tray? I know sometimes since my insurance and I am PAYING FOR what is going in the trash in I would like to grab and taken home with me. think of the amount of those items in just one COVID-19 day that are still sterile & I could certainly use at home for some purpose. It is ridiculous wha amount of dollars are thrown away. They tell us it is "cheaper" than having to wash, sterilize and autoclave instruments I think that is bull. It could help create jobs that went by the wayside, due to plastic items that are pitched in our landfills or thrown in special bins and burned into our air. I get furious when I already know the numbers of items pitched away just in one surgery. It's insane. Then they wonder why insurance it's so expensive &  doctors charging so much.


The catastrophic human life, financial spending, the overspending that goes into our medical fields is crazy! Yet, we can't seem to keep "great" doctors, nurses and medical staff. they are "frightened", Hell scared to death they or their families could become infected with this still much unknown, no vaccine, not supportive care and education of those who do become severely ill for weeks and weeks, basically on "life support" with no family that can go in to help assist the mental stability of their loved ones. I feel we lose MANY people to COVID-19 to more "mental illness", where they are just "heartbroken" from not seeing those they love. They feel they have been left to "die". Then nurses and staff have t be their lifeline of caring & love to help them understand and know they have not been abandoned. It is the illness keeping loved ones from being at their side. 

Then all of those that have lost family, lost homes, all of their livestock, crops and out natural forests due to "fire storms", that  began with one cigarette butt thrown out a car window.

Then, the number of SEVERE HURRICANES that have moved across the Caribbean into the Gulf Coast waters, of Texas, Louisiana, Florida monumental! Never in most of history have these types of massive storms blown and washed away so much land, houses. so many that were never able to be rebuilt rom the last couple of those Hurricanes we considered the worst in history. Our entire "landscape" in some places have totally changed from waters, winds and fire damages, that they will never be the same a+


Our own childrens grandchildren will have something to certainly tell their own grandchildren about and how history was changed by nature itself "fire and water".






































































































































































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Friday, July 31, 2020

New Post for Pseudogout, Blood transfusion, Severe Anemia, RA Severe Pain & COVID Virtual Visits & more...

I really have SO MUCH to try & catch up here on, so I am going ton"Post"n some of my ongoing chronic health issues, things about COVID, my 2 unit blood transfusions RA, other meds, so many Lab tests, Virtual Visits and more...

More about my Life Living with RA, Lupus, Pseudo-Gout, Severe Anemia & Making My Home Put Together Alone, through the Pain and all that comes with these illnesses.

As I said day before yesterday I CAN HAVE THE STRANGEST MESS HAPPEN AT MY HOUSE!!! 1ST OF ALL I am so embarrassed to even talk about it..I HAD A "VIRTUAL VISIT SCHEDULED WITH MY RHEUMATOLOGIST AT 2:40PM OR 2:15 PM.. THEY SENT ONE THE 2:40 FROM HIS NURSE AND THE APPT. PART OF THE PORTAL SAID 2:15 OKAY as usual between my dogs up & down and the pain in my back & hips, and hands.. I was UP by 3:30AM yesterday morning...Well, I did several things during the day around the house, did laundry, I have even putting things "more in order" rather than scattered around, for instance al of my hand cleaners & sanitizers.. by the way I DID GET MY 2 CORDLESS NEW BLINDS UPAFTER 3 DAYS OVER THE KITCHEN SINK AND THEY ARE AWESOME!!! ANYWAY, I WENT AHEAD ORDERED 2 MORE FOR THE NORTH SIDE OF MY KITCHEN, SINCE INE OF THOSE WERE FALLING APART & I wanted 2 get them ALL THE SAME! So, those were so much easier than dealing with over the sink and around "rotten light fixture that is another story. I also KNOW I have to put up a new light over the sink, because it is so "rotten" where some of the plastic things are they have cracked, and after 14 years, it is just a mess. I spent some of yesterday trying to find one of those that was NOT $$$ of dollars! I also looked for a few other minor things for the house etc... Also I was HURTING LIKE HECK... THE HUMIDITY WAS HORRIBLE & AFTER UP AND DOWN THAT SNALL LADDER WITH THOSE BLINDS, AND THEN WORKING ON THAT DANGED ROTTEN TREE, THEY WERE AND ARE IN BAD SHAPE...Plus I of course have things around the house I can "work on" .. my HAIR is a mess to say the least and since I had that Virtual APPL. with my RHEUMY yesterday I had tried to do "something with it" Well it was about an hour till the computer visit and more, so I decided to it down with the pups for a few minutes, decide on dinner, then it would be time. NOW the fans are going, the A/C Unit is on and all are LOUD.. I had the TV on.. the dogs were right beside me and of course when I NEED them to BARK they don't.. So suddenly I jumped up & I had DOZED OFF & WASALREADY LATE FOR MY APPT!!!! and of all things it was with DR.Q. HIMSELF, AND I RARELY GET TO SEE HIM! I usually see his PA.. I was headed to the computer & to get the program pulled up and my home phones rings! It is MY DOCTOR!!!!! Plus after the call, I found out he tried 2 TIMES ON MY CELL (BUT IT WAS CHARGING IN THE OFFICE & I COULDN'T HEAR IT & I NEVER HEARD THE HOME PHONE THE 1ST IME HE TRIED EITHER... OMG!!! I WANTED TO CRAWL UNDER THE COMPUTER... I WAS TOTALLY MORTIFIED.. NVER , EVER HAD I DONE THAT.. NOW GET THIS.. HEB AND I WAS TALKING ABOUT MY MEDICAL STUFF ON THE PHONE WHILE I PULLED UP THE VIRTUAL PROGRAM THEY USE AND FINALLY ABOUT THE TIME I CAN EVERYTHING SET UP... MY DOG IS BARKING, BARKING AND MORE... & I KNOW SINCE IT WAS JUST IN THE NEXT ROOM in the living room, at the front door MY DR. COULD HEAR IT!!! Anyway, he did say that the program they use to do the visit had problems yesterday and he thought maybe I was having issues..plus he was working "from home" and not the office yesterday. He isSTILL very DISTRESSED over the ANEMIA... & wants to do some other types of blood tests, and he wants me to see a HEMATOLOGIST FOR A BONE MARROW BIOPSY. Which is what I thought also.. he put me back on the Colcrys for the Pseudo-gout.. and he thought "maybe" the "MTX" the Methotrexate I take and have been taking a long time off and on "maybe" making the anemia worse. We talked about some other meds etc, but 1st he wants that bone marrow biopsy. BUT RIGHT NOW I AM EXTREMELY FEARFUL OF HAVING THAT TYPE OF PROCEDURE DURING THIS PANDEMIC! He told me he would find a very reputable Hematologist but I also have to make sure my insurance TAKES THE DOCTOR. AND USUALLY HE LET'S DR. B.; MY PCP'S OFFICE DO MY BLOOD DRAWS, SEND THEM OFF & SEND THEM PCP AND MYSELF.Well he was at home & was not sure about getting the Lab orders over to my PCP's office, which he could send them to me on the portal & I can take them... I have CLUE where the closest Lab Quest is & I am NOT driving to Dallas for it... Quest picks up with my PCP.. so all I need is Dr. Q to give the orders to his office or over the portal.. anything to save me driving somewhere especially right now in a busy Lab office somewhere in Dallas.THEN to top it off after dinner I went outside like I always do and walked around & everything seemed to be 'Fine".. I went back in for about an hour & had my front door partially shut do to the heat but I walk out and my Bird Bath is completely turned over (it is anchored in the ground" even though it is fairly lite) then I see FEATHERS everywhere! Then I walk to the North side of the house & the cat that hangs around was laying in the neighbor's portion o the drive way but nothing like feathers so I figure the bird got away..Well SOMETHING TOLD ME to check the ground to the SOUTH side and look. Sure enough here is the remains of a large bird probably a dove, one wing one place and turn up another part of the bird further down right beside my house!!! Well by Now I am TOTALLY LOSING IT!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Senior Class of 2020 & what graduation will look like & what about years to come??


This is dedicated to the class of 2020. Share and make it go viral for them.The artist is
Kaitlyn Kirian of Ohio



This is just so sad, this will be how they remember their graduation - but we love each of them - my neighbor graduates this year .. I know many of them wonder what "their future" make look like? My heart aches for them....

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Coronavirus, Climate Change, and the Environment - Harvard C-Change

03/20/2020 | Harvard C-CHANGEA Conversation on COVID-19 with Dr. Aaron Bernstein, Director of Harvard C-CHANGE


https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/c-change/news/coronavirus-climate-change-and-the-environment/

Below are some of the most common questions we have been receiving in relation to the environment and coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
"This page will continue to be updated as new information arises. If you would like to talk to someone at our center about coronavirus, please email us at cchange-media@hsph.harvard.edu..."

(Lots of great information in this article.) And for further articles and information see my Daily Newspaper...

An Autoimmune Arthritic Systemic Life    by Rhia Steele

Life Chronic Pain & Autoimmune Systemic Diseases & Dementia®

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus & Some Updates... CDC, WHO etc...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) & some Key Facts for now  of course they update quickly!


I had not posted much on the Virus just due to all of the "stuff" going around. No one wants to have the illness, BUT we do not want to PANIC either.

So, here are a couple of links from "trusted" sources" I Hope! bThe CDC, WHO, NIH, & some of the Pharma Companies trying to get medications out that work!


https://www.biospace.com/article/biopharma-industry-news-update-on-the-novel-coronavirus/


https://www.biospace.com/article/regeneron-and-sanofi-aim-a-rheumatoid-arthritis-drug-at-coronavirus/?TrackID=15&fbclid=IwAR1VaNxLYNv1kO4b3hbUermWDFnHlVrhWEui17_E6Du5ZfHlJMAHz96qjcs







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