Here we go again…

Well, I knew it was coming. I just really wish it hadn’t. As I predicted, we are back to wearing N95 masks all day in patient care areas in my hospital. Sigh. The main difference this time is that we actually have adequate PPE to protect everyone. Gone are the days of recycling N95 masks,Continue reading “Here we go again…”

Breaking Promises

This week, the school board in my county was ambushed by the Hanover Patriots, the repackaged Hanover Militia, a group that regularly stirs controversy in our county, protesting changing the names of our Confederate named schools, vaccines, teaching critical race theory, gun control measures, and, at this meeting, our statewide mask mandates for public schools.Continue reading “Breaking Promises”

“Do the right thing.”

What does this mean, really? I pondered this question all day, as I thought about people whining about wearing masks or making unvaccinated kids wear them in school. I thought about this as I watched the man stopped at the red light in front of me toss his cigarette out the window like the worldContinue reading ““Do the right thing.””

Numbers don’t lie…

I think this little honeymoon phase with Covid is about to be over. I’ve felt relatively safe since being fully vaccinated, but now as restrictions are lifted, I find myself increasingly nervous that I’m around others who aren’t honest about their vaccination status. Who thought the honor system would work, anyway?  My hospital system stayedContinue reading “Numbers don’t lie…”

To Mask or Not to Mask?

The question continues. As the CDC has updated its guidelines, how do you feel about their new recommendations? Essentially, if you are fully vaccinated, your life can return to normal, with exceptions for following rules for businesses and your localities. Our governor in Virginia has lifted the mask mandate except for businesses and healthcare settingsContinue reading “To Mask or Not to Mask?”

The Gift of Vaccination!

The best part about being fully vaccinated is that you can visit your loved ones and actually hug each other! I received my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on January 4th. My parents were finally both two weeks past their second dose last week! Since my dad has medical issues, we’ve been extra carefulContinue reading “The Gift of Vaccination!”

Second dose update: Tales from the ones who went first

First of all, I am incredibly grateful and lucky to have received the Pfizer vaccine. I’m also incredibly fortunate that the company I work for had the resources, knowledge, and structure to implement a successful vaccination plan for its employees.  For those of us who have received the vaccine, most are in direct contact withContinue reading “Second dose update: Tales from the ones who went first”

The Week After…

It has now been one week since the attempted coup. I had prepared what I thought was a carefully laid out, well researched post about my feelings in response to last week’s events at the Capitol, and I even posted it. It was really more of a temper tantrum when I continued to look atContinue reading “The Week After…”

Round Two is Done!

Second dose. Same as the first. A little bit sorer And a little bit worse.  Is it sorer? Yes, a bit. Worse? That’s yet to be determined.  I received my second dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine today. My employer warned us to expect a stronger reaction this time and to plan accordingly, for example,Continue reading “Round Two is Done!”