Share Your World 3-11-2020

And so another birthday rolls around. I am 73 today. In April, Garry will be 78. For both of us, this Coronavirus is potentially lethal. It is NOT the flu. Really. It isn’t.

It targets the elderly, children, and anyone who has any other kind of medical issue. America is completely unprepared to deal with the problem and guess who got us to this bizarre place? You bet. Finally, Trump has a problem he can’t make go away by attacking Obama, but he sure has tried. What a stupid, stupid man.

Hell, even the regular flu could kill me, but I get flu shots! There IS no vaccine for this and damned little that can be done. It’s a virus. They don’t respond to antibiotics and a lot of the people who have died were doctors and nurses.

Don’t think this is a scare tactic. The problem isn’t alarmists pretending there is a problem. The problem are governments who think it’s no big deal and are not preparing for what is going to happen. You don’t need to buy out your grocery store, but don’t think that pretending nothing is happening will make it unhappen.

Be careful, keep safe, and stay healthy. Personally, I’d like to make it to 74.

Are you a sweet, sour, tangy or another type of person?  Take that as you will! 😉

The only thing I know is I’m not sweet. The rest? It depends on the day you ask me.

Does the whole coronavirus phenomenon worry you?  Or are you more a “meh – it’s just another severe flu scare” type of person?

Of course, it scares me. I’ve had major heart surgery with two implanted valves, and a Pacemaker that keeps my heart beating. I’m also asthmatic. If I were a healthy 25-year-old I would probably not be as upset. At this age, I’d be an idiot if I weren’t worried.

If you think this is phony, you aren’t thinking. There have been thousands of deaths and it hasn’t yet taken over in the Americas, Australia, or New Zealand. Fear not. It’ll get there. Everyone travels and every place has a high likelihood of infection. If you are young and very healthy, you are lucky. But if you are young, very healthy — and you have family and friends who are not young and healthy and you get sick, you can kill them with your “meh.”

When was the last time you were snooping and found something you wish you hadn’t?

Other than something a dog left behind? That’s why I’m afraid to move the refrigerator. There might be something there. Ew.

What’s the most pleasant sounding accent in your personal opinion?   Everyone has a pleasing accent to someone! 

Absolutely Caribbean! There’s nothing sexier than an accent from Barbados or Jamaica or the Bahamas. Or any of the islands in the region.

Categories: Health, healthcare, Marilyn Armstrong, Medical, Share My World, testing

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35 replies

  1. Take care, have a happy birthday and a healthy year ahead!


  2. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, hap… OK, you know the rest by now. I hope it was a good day.


  3. AW! Happy Birthday sweetie! ❤ Thanks Marilyn for Sharing Your World! 🙂 I hope I didn't upset you with that corona question, it wasn't meant as an either/or answer – I am just interested where people fall in the spectrum. I do realize that some folks are far more susceptible to the worst of the corona virus, and I hope that all of them are taking the precautions that are sensible. You guys TAKE CARE of yourselves. You would be a great loss to the world. Unlike certainly idiotic women with kids I've encountered recently. Uhmm. Here's best wishes on your special day and of course you'll make it to 74 and Garry to 79. Because I literally can't see the world without you! ❤

    {—-@ — HAPPY — @ —-}
    { BIRTHDAY }
    _______) (_________

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    • Neither can I, but it is aggravating to hear from so many people who feeling they will survive say it’s no big deal. It may not be for them, but my whole generation is threatened. This is scary stuff for an entire generation and anyone with any kind of other physical issues. Lung disease, people being treated for cancer, those with heart and valve issues …


  4. ♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! ♫ You beat me by eight months. Praying we all get to celebrate ournext ones. Be careful, keep safe and stay healthy. ❤ xo


    • I’m counting on surviving. But who knows? I’m hoping that you, like us, live in a relative uncrowded area. Worcester County is the least populated county in Massachusetts … so hopefully the emptiness of our regions will help. I hope so. And we had a GREAT dinner out!


  5. Happy Birthday, Marilyn!woot and many many more xoxo


  6. Happy Birthday Marilyn.
    I love the French accent but next to that the caribbean accent is pretty nice too.

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  7. Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday dear Marilyn!
    Happy birthday to you!
    and many more in this lifetime

    Stay well both of you, and I hope we all do fine.


  8. Scottish, Welsh, Dutch and Scandinavian accents. Virus? Trying to get Cyberspouse home from hospital before there are any lockdowns!


    • I just canceled all our doctor’s appointments for the moment. I will have to remake them later. Maybe next month by which time I hope we’re in a better place. Hard to know, but if we are careful, maybe we’ll all be fine.


  9. Backing your intentions for a 74th!


    • Here here! But isn’t our world an interesting place to live right now? Scary and weird and full of some horrible people, but fascinating too. This is quite THE year!

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      • Agreed. Plenty of fascination, Marilyn, but rather too many fascistic tendencies for my liking. But, hey, apart from that: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It’s also my mother in law’s birthday. 97 and still in her own home.


        • Well, I feel like I’m re-experiencing the 14th century, but with much better technology. It isn’t the Black Plague, but it enough of a plague for me!

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          • Let’s hope spring happens quickly and we can get a bit of sun on our faces. What with all the actual rain and all the toxic politics and viral threat I feel as if I’m trying to pick my way through a bog. Surely there’s some sure footing SOMEWHERE. Or maybe all is illusion, and CHAOS always has been the name of the game on Planet Earth.


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