Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you.

It is important to stop that second wave of Covid-19 infections, ladies and gentlemen.  Apparently we have to continue to give each other space, practise good hygiene and work from home if we can.  I know that is easier said than done, especially for those that must work to survive.  Harder still for those that must stay at home to survive and also attend work to survive.  As for me, I am not going to relax my guard.  I can’t.  Lives still depend on it.

Here’s a clip of Wendy Matthews singing The Day You Went Away.  It is probably the way many people are feeling right now.

Thank you for being careful.  Together we can minimise the second wave.

Kind Regards.
Tracy.

Ragtag Daily Prompt — The Blues

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/20/type-1-diabetics-type-2-coronavirus-nhs-study

42 thoughts on “Blue Goodbyes

  1. We are still under the second wave, Tracy. But I have started venturing out. Quick, short trips to the market. But the whole rigamarole of washing, sanitizing, minimizing contact, physical distancing tires me. Long road ahead.
    Appropriate song. 🙂

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  2. I’m not relaxing my guard either. I definitely feel “blue” today — partly because of my blog post yesterday which was not easy to write and the backlash not easy to take since it brought it all back up again. I just made me think (again) that if people paid a little more attention to what the other person has actually said life would be more pleasant. I think it would make the present crisis less scary and absurd as well. I ended up blocking someone for the first time since I started this blog. 😦

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    1. It is what I feared would happen. I don’t think the complexities and seriousness for Type 1s have been fully grasped, so I appreciate your kind words, Su. Despite the care and professionalism of health professionals, having Type 1 increases the complexity of what is already a difficult situation to manage. When I went into hospital for my eye op, I had to check what they were planning to stick in my IV drip. It was glucose and saline, and not just saline. They quickly corrected that when they realised the error. I imagine nursing staff with specialist knowledge of Type 1 diabetes are as rare as hens teeth. So if you are Type 1 and sick, and have no one at your side to advocate on your behalf and do all the double checks, then life-threatening errors are inevitable IMO, especially when hospital systems are overwhelmed. I am fat, Type 1 and over 40 so I am very worried. Type 1s, like me, the world over are definitely in the firing line. Sorry to go on … Had to get that off my chest.

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      1. Don’t apologise. My brother has had a few procedures go pear-shaped because of medical errors and the whole family lives in that kind of low-level persistent fear of what might happen if he gets sick. His diabetes has never been properly under control and I know it terrifies my mum.

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      2. I don’t think it is possible to get Type 1 under control, Su. Some have had good results with low carb. Unfortunately, I’ve struggled even on low carb, and when it doesn’t seem to be working, there is no great incentive to stick to it. 😦

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  3. Just read the Guardian report. Oh dear that is a terrible cloud to be under Tracy. You must take extra care. Such a sad song and what a beautiful voice she has. Though I would love to go for a drive we are not going anywhere for quite a while yet. Staying in our own little bubble. Stay safe, stay well.

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    1. I am vastly better off here, Pauline, than I would be in other countries. We all are. I’m counting on your Premier to keep that border closed as long as possible to my mum and other vulnerable people in Queensland. Hopefully, if we can get community transmission much lower, we can all invade Queensland soon. 🙂
      Take care of yourself and Jack, Pauline. Be alert for almost 50 year old bald guys who think that it is all a crock. That would be my brother. Love him but my family seems to have its fair share of idiots.

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      1. We are definitely on the side of our premier about keeping the border closed. At least for another 2-3 weeks until we see if this opening up of NSW starts another wave of the virus. Jack’s 2 sons in your brothers age group also think it is all just over kill. But we nag them to tow the line…

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  4. Thank you for the link to the article, Tracy. We have family & friends in the UK, and we share in their anxiety. Along with most of the world,, we are all holding our breaths as restrictions ease and re-tighten. It really a rollercoaster ride.

    Thank you for the wistful, heart-wrenching, atmospheric song.

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  5. Reports on TV this evening showed thousands of Americans out and about for their holiday weekend, many of them wilfully ignoring distancing rules. I dread what might happen there in a couple of weeks. The same seems to be happening here, although not quite to the same extent. I’m glad you’re taking care, Tracy. Thanks for the song.

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  6. Wish more people here would take your advice to heart but most are just getting less careful each day. 😯 It’s not a question of if but when the 2nd wave will be upon us…
    Lovely song choice! ❤

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