Brief Update

Have not been great about updating. The days when I don’t work I’m trapped here in quarantine with my ex and even though he’s more or less behaving himself, it’s stressful and draining.

Just wrapped up my 3rd of 4 shifts this week and the physicality of the job is finally getting to me. Have definitely messed up a portion of my back, though it just feels like an overstretched and now inflamed muscle and not anything more serious.

We have to wear masks at work and I swear the thing saps my energy. It makes my face overheat and I just feel tired and out of sorts.

Haven’t come down with COVID-19, thankfully. Just don’t have the energy to focus on writing.

8 thoughts on “Brief Update

  1. I’m sorry.
    Quarantining with family is stressful. Quarantining with an ex must be down right anxiety inducing 24/7.
    Also, I agree about the masks making you feel like you’re overheating. It’s such a catch 22 because the thing that helps you can also harm you. My friend is a nurse and her face is covered in blisters from wearing it so much. I’m getting off easy only having to wear one to the grocery store. I can’t imagine wearing one through a whole shift of work.

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    1. If not anxiety, then depression, so yeah, pretty stressful! Luckily I spent that year working hard on my mental health, because I’m definitely having to put a lot of effort into keeping myself afloat emotionally!

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  2. I’m also struggling with the mask thing. I 100% understand but as soon as I put one on for the first time I FREAKED OUT. Apparently I’m claustrophobic and had no idea. I almost lost my mind yesterday standing in a store for 5 minutes while getting a prescription, so I have no idea how I’m going to handle wearing on for 8 hours a day at work. I’ve literally been up at night worrying about it. So stupid. So over this. I feel like I’m going to have a nervous breakdown.

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  3. The thing I don’t get about people wearing home-made masks is… do they not understand that they don’t work ? The real ones are made of a specific material, in a specific weave, with specific edging, and specific air filters…

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    1. Well, as I understand it even the homemade ones catch a small amount of the viral load and reduce the distance it spreads – but yeah, it’s basically a kind of security theater rather than truly useful.

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