Welcome back to #PoCoLo with Stephanie from Lifeat139a and I.
Sadly I've been ill all week with covid. So bloody annoyed about catching it. Did so much to keep myself safe for the past 2 years with travelling between the UK and Dubai and being able to visit and support child 1 in an adult care home and to be able to visit our other children and grandchildren. We've spent a fortune on PCR testing and hotel quarantining as well as isolating before and after every trip and getting vaccinated back in Dubai in January 2021 with sinopharm, followed up with a full pfizer course a year later.
During the two years I've also had surgery, regular iron infusions and dental work. We've stayed in hotels, attended weddings, helped out friends when they've been unwell or had family emergencies. Yet two weeks after the government declared it no longer mandatory to wear masks, the whole of England seemed to ditch any notion that covid exists any more, hardly anyone wears their masks and facebook is full of groups photos of people hugging. It puts me on edge, wearing my mask is as common place to me as is brushing my teeth and wearing knickers.
I was interviewed for a national newspaper, sponsored by the UK Government, a few weeks back, about the importance of continuing to wear masks. It also happened to be the same week I started work in a school. It was inevitable I contracted covid. I am seriously considering continuing my employment in a school. I don't need this level of stress and illness again. My family and my health are my priorities.