WELL. My state’s “safe opening” did not seem to have gone as planned and we are seeing more COVID-19 in the community than ever. There was a tripling of cases over the past ~2 weeks, with 3.3K cases recorded on 6/18.
On a clinical level at work, I am seeing more of it as well. $*&@#.
I am feeling: behind at work; overwhelmed at the prospect of another surge; tired of revamping things and changing policies seemingly every second. It is what it is though. I am also maintaining perspective & some gratitude.
- my family’s health thus far, both immediate & extended
- our household not getting sick with COVID-19 (yet; I do feel it is sort of inevitable now that cases are rising so much & Josh and I having to see patients at work.)
- fun diversions like playing with different planners/paper/etc. YES this bizarre hobby keeps me sane.
- my residents who continue to (overall) take things in stride and not complain about ever-changing rules and expectations. (Our third class starts in July and now I will have 24, our final number. yeah!)
- things like Webex & Zoom. WHAT would we do without them? I guess just a lot of conference calls but that would be even more terrible.
- G’s naps (seriously) and relatively decent sleeping habits
- streaming movies & music that allow you to watch/listen to almost ANYTHING whenever. Seriously, just think about that. It is miraculous.
- That it’s takeout night! We are getting Cuban. The kids are already very on board (they love beans & rice as well as plantains).