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More Than Statistics.

A few days ago I learned that my dad has COVID 19. My dad has done everything that he can to stay safe from this virus but the thing is, my dad is one of the countless doctors and nurses that continue to put themselves on the front line for others everyday. My dad is a Respirator Therapist, Has been even before I was born. Being a RT during Covid is tough and exhausting work, and to add on to that tough and exhausting day to day work..he is the ONLY full time RT at his hospital in a small town in Tennessee.

My dad followed every guideline and yet he still got sick! My dad also has underlying issues too.. he’s part Black, high cholesterol, former smoker. I don’t know what I would do without my dad.. yes, we’ve had our ups and downs.. our fights.. but he’s still my dad. I’m my dad’s daughter through and through. I’m his first born, I was literally born a day before his birthday (he wanted a kid before his birthday and he got one.)

If you think it doesn’t matter if your town, city, or state hasn’t seen a rise of #covid19 cases then think again! There are people like my dad that are doing everything they can to help others get better, but instead healthcare worker are getting sick themselves just by trying to help combat this virus and help save their patients. So to everyone being selfish and only thinking about themselves and not those around them by not wearing a mask, remember this… What others around you do affects you, and what you do affects others. SO WEAR YOUR DAME MASKS! HELP SAVE LIVES!

3 thoughts on “More Than Statistics.

  1. I am newly diagnosed CRPS. Realized something was really wrong May 7/8th of this year and diagnosed July 2. I have it in both hands and wrists. I am struggling physically, emotionally all while trying to navigate. Any advice for living in the moment and not in the confusion of the past, the if I had just/if I had only. I am 37- I can’t even imagine what this would be like at your age, I am so sorry! I rarely feel burning pain, or what I think is burning pain, I don’t understand burning pain- sometimes it feels like rug burn in my bones, or that someone is grating my insides with a cheese grater….. It is the gut wretching ache, bottom pit of your stomach ache, like icicles or blades running through my hands wrists and fingers. Is that burning pain? I have become nervous in public, even more so because of the new colors of my hands.
    Any advice on how to move forward and lead a full filling life, I feel like mine only really started a few years ago. I could use any help you could offer. I start the nerve blocks on Aug 2-I’m scared.

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  2. Praying for your Dad’s quick recovery.
    My husband has just been diagnosed with CRPS at 62. I’m looking for information & treatment options. Happy to have found your blog~

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