We are doing okay over here. As of yesterday I have been on antibiotics for strep throat, but the meds seem to be working already, and so far the sore throat has been the only extra health concern. We are hunkered down, self-isolating as much as possible, and for the time being Brad is working from home. Once he was authorized to work from home, we felt much less apprehensive about our risk of exposure to COVID-19. Brad often has to work in close contact with others while at work, and this was a source of anxiety for us, particularly as I am a high-risk patient. Now that our concerns on that front have eased, I am able to relax a bit. It also helps that the sun finally came out today, and we got to go for a hike. Fresh air + sunshine + exercise = perhaps the world is not as bleak as I thought it was an hour ago. 😉
Of course, like everyone else, this outbreak is affecting so much of our lives. I had treatment on Wednesday this week, and for the first time Brad was not allowed to enter the building with me as the cancer centers are currently restricted to patients and staff only. But I have a wonderful nurse who helped me get through treatment, and my medical team has been absolutely stellar. My session was incredibly quick and streamlined, and they got me out as soon as possible. I'm also able to check in with several members of my team by phone, and this helps me to feel fairly secure.
I'm heartened by the many creative ways in which people are staying connected during this very difficult and uncertain time (looking forward to virtual church tomorrow!), and I thank you for reaching out to me and praying for me. I pray that you are all staying safe as well and that you find comfort, and connection, in the midst of this. I love you all, and wish you good health and peace. We will get through this!!