My Challenge to Stay Here.

#caronavirus

A visit to my GP was the trigger to get my/our strategy together to stay in front of this pandemic was initiated.

Having Asbestosis is a bit of a issue when it comes to defence so it was made pretty clear if I got it I will be exiting quicker than my exit which was by the way 2020 anyway as my lung doctor predicted 15 years ago.

Basic defence is stay away from humans if possible and if not crowds, shopping centres, public transport, handrails, shopping trolleys, and keep people 2 metres away. No handshaking, hugging, or personal contact as there are carriers Not necessarily infected as yet.

Constant hand washing and no face touching or better still stay on our property and order in our food online. ( that’s a issue being resisted by ..)

But how long can one isolate themselves is the question, but I suppose how long do you want to live and what are the risks?

I could not help overhearing a conversation by 2 old white men or about saying they reckon this virus is a hoax, so I hope they are immune and does not give me confidence if they are infected and proceed to spread it out of stupidity.

That’s life I expect and humans will continue to do what humans do and until you have driven a cab, worked in retail, or manned a polling booth you don’t really get the message how fucked up some people really are in the head.

So the world will continue and what will be will be, but I will put on my Alfoil Hat and consider if this virus was a result of a man made experiment gone wrong….. or

Fake Fibre Obsolete On Delivery

As a former employee of Telstra and well trained in the capabilities of what the fibre network is capable of from its inception I struggle with what Australians have been forced to accept with the present NBN.

The network being rolled out as we speak is obselete in its present form and its capacity deliberately limited by this government to retain and protect current media monopolies.

When introduced in its infancy traffic in the fibre tubes was limited, but as technology expanded the capacity is only governed by what is hung on the end, therefore not only businesses ,households, the elderly sent to nursing homes, the sick or injured could have equipment ( health packs as invisaged) available in home ,with direct access to doctors and nursing staff and mobile doctors 24/7 cutting costs across the entire health spectrum. This is only one sector that has been restricted by this governments decision to retain copper and deliver a split network, one for the masses and one for the clients that can reap the benefits if they are wealthy enough.

Communication was legislated as a essential service in this country until privatisation, so their is no reason to get excited when you get a pay for a service that could deliver much more for the same cost, and that equation applies nationally.

It’s like buying a brand new car with 3 good tires and a retread and a free bumper bar thrown in.

Editorial Cut Sees My Health references irrelevant

Invisible People with Invisible Disabilities with Invisible Support.

I wish to raise a subject on behalf of people beligned by our present society by the broad term of dole bludgers.

I agree some people use the system out of pure laziness often stretching back generations however there are some very desperate people caught up in broad perception projected by our politicians that are living a life in abject poverty and can do nothing to break out.

They are the physically disabled, the mentally ill, the ones that just can’t work and do not transition to a disability pension or are in transition or cannot get through the NDS mazes alone.

Support Services for these people has been cut or does not exist so they are left in their houses or rooms if they are fortunate enough struggling to pay rent, food and usually medication last.

Suicide rates among these people is high unfortunately but suits the government data on unemployment hence low on the priority list.

Luckily some medics are sympathetic to this group but the social stigma stays when they have to venture into main stream population to get medications not on the PBS and struggle to pay at the counter.

This issue is not about raising the New Start allowance, although that would help greatly it’s about defining the people who are invisible in the present system.

This issue is in the too hard basket for many politicians regardless of allegiance.

The real issue is getting classification, getting approved or rejected then getting them into care be it NDS or Disability options, not letting them slowly fade into natural attrition.

We are supposed to have a surplus if we listen to the spin so let’s give the least able bodied people some life saving support.

Getting to Know My Body

Well I have never had major surgery and I don’t know about you I was very apprehensive about my upcoming ordeal.
Now its done and dusted, I did not realise how well the body goes to work when its put under the pump.
I thought I was in charge of my body up until then, I knew the signs and triggers, but no way it told me what I was going to do and when and no way could I override the instructions to if I tried I would pay a price of pain.
The staff all know, the medics know, you jus got to accept you are not bulletproof.
One can only commend the Nurses, Doctors, Surgeons, phisio’s, cooks and cleaners all putting it together to make a orthopaedic ward work.
You need to be special people to work in those wards and get the best out of their patients recovery.
Anyway no time for sitting here stiffening up, it’s time for exercise and more exercise to get through the barrier or all will be lost….

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