Daily Archives: April 16, 2020

NJ now over 81,000 cases of Covid-19 and over 4000 deaths


NJ now over 81,000 cases of Covid-19 and over 4000 deaths

I forgot to make a new post so I just overwrote my last one like an idiot.

Our numbers are still rapidly increasing. I was set to have a televisit with a doctor on Monday. It was my endocrinologist and I had to make a special trip over there so they could download my numbers on my meter and my insulin pump.

Today I get a notice telling me that I will have a regular in-face appointment and that I just have to wear a mask. I have been self-quarantining myself in my apartment and only going out if absolutely necessary.

I will be calling the doctor Monday morning and expressing my feelings that with our numbers still rapidly rising I don’t want to come out of my apartment. Why did they suddenly decide NOW that they will have in-person appointments? Now is not the time to go back to the old normal.

There are some doctors that you have to see in person and I went to my podiatrist because I can’t cut my own toenails with my back issues. I switched pharmacies to a pharmacy that is just a pharmacy and not the local grocery store that is super packed with unmasked people although they are now requiring masks and limiting the number of people at a time.

I am in the group that are at high risk. I have severe asthma and can’t breathe at times already. I am diabetic and that is another group at risk and then my age is 63. I am considered a senior citizen.

They may be wearing masks and so might I but I have to go through my apartment building where most of my neighbors don’t see any reason to wear a mask. My mask is not to protect me but to protect them and they should be wearing one to protect me.

I also think all these states that have decided to go back to the old normal right now and by the end of the month are stupid. They are going to cause a resurgence and we haven’t even hit our peak yet. We are still rapidly increasing in the number of cases and deaths. What is wrong with people?????

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.