I used to think I could be careful enough to avoid COVID-19 since we haven't been in the places where it was most active (bars, restaurants, etc.). This week I came down with a terrible sinus headache that I mistook for a broken tooth filing. When my dentist didn't find any problems, I considered this to be a bad sinus issue and nothing more. I was tested positive at work for the first time the next day. After getting COVID, I realized how unprepared we were. While I don't have a lot of money for such emergencies, I found things you can have on hand to make the experience a little less troublesome. The State of Virginia has this simple guide as a start: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/13/2020/03/Checklist-for-COVID-19.pdf Prescribed medicines and supplies, such as glucose meters and blood-pressure monitoring equipment Soap and water Alcohol-based hand cleaner, such as Purell® or store-brand Medicines for fever and pain, such as acetaminophen and ibupro
Today is my cat's last day. He has an incurable condition that will eventually lead him to suffocation or heart attack. We are removing the possibility of suffering by putting him down. There isn't a more uncomfortable task we have in life than to face death. Especially when it is someone we love. We don't like to think of our own death either. Most lack a living will, money to cover burial expenses. not to mention leaving a legacy or lasting value behind. Avoiding death is the same thing as negligence. It's a failure to embrace the inevitable. We are celebrating Toby's life today but that's not enough to ease our crying eyes and sobs. We need to consider our own passing. Now. Have you planned your end? Are you now prepared? What is your legacy?