Common Sense is Out the Window- COVD-19

Updated 2/19. 20- I was just listening to a message that Peter Frey just posted. I always listen to his podcast. Tonight’s message is important.I was having a conversation with friends about this topic and then I get the notification that he posted this. 

TRUSTING GOD AMIDST UNCERTAINTY | Matthew 6:25-34 | Living with Hope Podcast … Click here to listen to his podcast.

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I did this blog post while I was very tired. I want to apologize before you read it since I may be a bit scatterbrained since I’m very tired. 

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A friend of mine by the name of Eric Dodge posted this on his Facebook wall. I hope it’s OK with Eric that I posted his staus from his page.

This makes me sad. I’ve shopped with my grandma many times and I know how specific she is on her needs. I will make sure she has what she needs and isn’t running low. If anyone knows anyone in this group that gets in (real) trouble let me know or someone close to them know. Check on your elderly loved ones and make sure they have what they need. Medicines, soaps, food, etc.waer

All of this stocking up on things that you don’t really need only because they want to gouge people like these brothers in Tennesse who bout something like 18,000 bottles of sanitizer. Now they are being investigated and facing charges. The brothers told The New York Times that he tried to sell some for $70 a bottle. That same article reported Colvin sold 300 bottles at a markup on Amazon before the listings were removed.

3dd7166d8f6a49c9f554265f3465213aI just read that the brothers donated all of the sanitizers. I’m sure they had a ton of pressure to do that.

The Man With 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer Just Donated Them Read More…

Here’s an article that discusses what the brothers are doing. I also put links that will direct you to websites that are price gauging.

  • Hand Sanitizer is normally under $2.00  but these brothers are or were charging $70.00 for 1 bottle.
  • Arrowhead Bottled Water- I normally pay $4.99 for a case of this. When it’s on sale, I get these for $3.99 at Smiths. On this website, the price is $59.19 and this is one of the cheaper prices.
  • Arrowhead 1 gallon of distilled water for my ASV breathing machine. They’re charging $92.89 for 1 gallon of distilled bottled water. Normally I pay less than $2.00 each.

I was reading about how people are in a state of panic because of the spread of the coronavirus. When I went to Smiths last week, they have signs all over the store that is letting people know that they can’t buy more than 3 items of the household like toilet paper, sanitizers and so on. So many websites are telling people to stock stockpiling toilet paper,  baby wipes and so many other items. A family that I know has 3 kids. Two of the children are school-aged and the youngest is in diapers. The little one is 2 years old. They live in Salt Lake City. area They had only 13 diapers left for their daughter. They went store to store trying to find diapers and wipes. Every store they went to had no diapers and wipes left. They needed toilet paper and they are having to resort to using napkins to wipe with. But, since they can’t find diapers anywhere, they are forced to try to potty change their daughter.

(LA Times Article) “Antiseptic wipes and Clorox disinfecting wipes are flying out of here,” he said. “We can’t keep those in stock.”

All of the people that know me personally know my medical issues. I don’t like getting into my medical history unless it’s where I’m trying to raise awareness for Guillian Barre Syndrome or Myasthenia Gravis. But, I do want to share how the Coronavirus is affecting me personally. I do worry about this virus. The reason why is because of my medical history. Also, I get nervous when I’m around others because of my immune system. A simple cold, flu or whatever could land me in the hospital big time. I can’t take immunizations because of the way they created. My immune system can’t handle it since they use live virus’s in some.

What can you do to protect yourself?

(World Health Organization) Experts agree that for viral infections including the common cold, flu and coronavirus, the most effective way to protect yourself is regular hand-washing with warm water and soap, plus avoiding touching your nose and mouth.

To wash your hands properly, the World Health Organization suggests scrubbing your palms with a large dollop of soap before interlacing and clasping the fingers, then scrubbing around the thumbs and the backs of your hands. The whole process should take 40 to 60 seconds.

Because of everyone stockpiling items like bottled water, toilet paper,  hand sanitizer, it’s causing major issues for those who are older and those who have a compromised immune system aren’t able to get the items because of people buying and stockpiling items that are needed.

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  • When I was diagnosed with Guillian Barre Syndrome, I was completely paralyzed. I got GBS because of a flu shot. My nerve endings didn’t repair themselves. Most people who get GBS will regain their strength. My lungs and heart have long term effects. A simple cold or the flu will land me in the hospital. My initial diagnosis was GBS, but they later diagnosed me with CIPD. Here’s a video of a young man by the name of Andrew.I don’t have a video of when I was first diagnosed. But this video will give you an idea of the effects of Guillian Barre Syndrome.
  •  I have the CIPD variant of Guillian Barre Syndrome. Here’s what CIPD is… Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a neurological disorder — a condition that targets your body’s nerves.
  • A number of years ago, I was also diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis. Myasthenia Gravis is a form of Muscular Dystrophy. Myasthenia Gravis has caused a whole new set of issues like double vision, breathing problems, swallowing problems and so on.
  • When I went to my neurologist in Las Vegas about 8 or 9 years ago, they found out when they did an MRI that I have 3 markers for MS. They said something about the white matter is doing something and they have noticed that the nerves in my brain are demyelinating. They prescribed medication that may help me since I have issues with my memory. I have a very hard time remembering current things. They put me on a medication called Aricept. They normally give that medicine for Alzheimer’s.

When I went to my neurologist they told me that it’s common for people who have autoimmune diseases to have more than one. She said it happens because my body is fighting itself. Between all of my Dr’s, they have helped with stabilizing things that are going on with me.

I now have a pacemaker since my heart does weird things. I have malignant hypertension. My blood pressure on a regular basis is around 260/125. My cardiologist said that I need to tell my family that they are doing everything they can do. They told me to tell my family that one day I won’t wake up. Which I did tell them that. One of my Dr’s said that they are waiting for a stroke to happen.

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The muscles around my heart and lungs are that my brain tells my lings that it doesn’t need to breathe.  I have central sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea occurs because your brain doesn’t send proper signals to the muscles that control your breathing. This condition is different from obstructive sleep apnea, in which you can’t breathe normally because of upper airway obstruction. Central sleep apnea is less common than obstructive sleep apnea.

I should get to the point of this blog. I have a tendency to mention things over and over again. If I do that or if I ramble through words I’m sorry. Since I have a lot of problems breathing, the shortness of supplies like bottled water and distilled water makes it difficult since I need the water in my ASV machine. It looks and kind of operates like a CPAP machine. If I shouldn’t use tap water in the ASV machine, then I would need distilled water.

One of the symptoms of me having Complex Sleep Apnea is the way I breathe when I go to sleep.  I have what’s called Cheyne-Stokes breathing. https://www.sleep-apnea-guide.com/cheyne-stokes.html

But, because of the way people are buying items like distilled water and other items, it makes it difficult for those who have life-threatening diagnoses or high-risk patients. The hospital pharmacy delivers hand sanitizer thankfully. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have any. I’ve looked on Amazon for things like toilet paper and bottled water. Because of people buying all of these things that people who have an autoimmune disease, it becomes extremely dangerous since those like myself and others who have diseases that are always teetering the fine line of deciding things that are either dangerous/life-threatening or? Common sense has gone out the window and greed has and is becoming the norm.

6 thoughts on “Common Sense is Out the Window- COVD-19

    1. Hi Rhonda, Thanks for commenting. Things have been pretty rough for me. I’ve never regained a number of things from my last hospitalization. If you’re ever out and about and I’m home, which is almost all the time. But, it would be awesome seeing you and catching up.

  1. I agree with you 100 percent! People have completely lost their sense of logic and responsibility. Responsibility to not only themselves but to others. They’ve all become selfish and don’t care about others. Stop the hoarding! No reason for it and others work paycheck to paycheck and can’t stock up for themselves. These people are coming to a short coming of basic supplies to themselves because of these hoarders. Enough is enough! Stores can’t keep up with these hoarders. A worker at my walmart said they can’t even order what they need because they are limited also. It is too sad. Time to look out for others!

    1. it’s nuts and these people that are hoarding are taking from those who are in need. I only had 2 rolls of toilet paper left. My friend Jennifer took me to Smiths since I can’t order my bottled water for my breathing machine and I needed toilet paper. When Jennifer went into the store since I can’t order it online with my regular groceries there was no toilet paper. I called the person who does my shopping at Smiths and she said that they can’t even get that much in the store. Three times a week, they are getting their food orders. But, with the toilet paper and other items, they are getting 2 or 3 cases. Cynthia with Clicklist told me to have my friend Jennifer to go to the service counter and they have toilet paper for the customers who are older or immune compromised. They gave me 3 rolls of TP for free. It’s sad that I had to get toilet paper from the customer service counter because people are hoarding toilet paper and other items. Hopefully I can get a package of TP with my food order on Friday. She told me to do my order to pick it up on Friday first thing in the morning. All of this hoarding is causing more of a problem than the covid19 is.

  2. You are right on target. Faith not fear should be the new motto for the craziness. You are so brave and we know from where that comes from my friend! Prayers for you to not come into contact with this new hurtle and possible challenge for you.

    1. Thank you for your prayers. I really appreciate them. I don’t know if I would say I’m brave. But, I do think that my mindset is because of my faith in Christ. God has always been there for me.There are so many people who have and are going through things that makes my problems very small. If it wasn’t for God being there for me all the time, I think I would be a very self absorb person and all I would think about is me and not others. I was telling Chuck that it’s sad that I need toilet paper since I’m always in the bathroom getting sick and I have a lot of bloody noses. I was thinking I was going to have to go to the ER last week because my bloody nose wouldn’t stop. I went through 4 rolls of toilet paper trying to get it to stop. Since I have all of our towels and wash cloths in the washer. I had to use TP. My bloody noses get so bad that I’ve had to have blood transfusions.

      I just wish people were considerate of others. By them hoarding so many things, it’s causing problems for those who need TP and other items.

      I can’t help but wonder what people would be like when Christ comes again and this world will be a million times worse. I I know many people have various ideas on the second coming of Christ. I believe in the pre tribulation and I believe in the Rapture. Of course I could be wrong since on God knows. But, if God brings home all of his believers and only those who are non believers will be left.

      In Revelation 13:17 it says” so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.”

      Thank you for the prayers again. I’ve been feeling pretty disconnected from friends at church and in life in general. It isn’t anyone’s fault at church, I’m just not feeling like I’m a part of things and that’s because of the severity of what’s going on medically with me.

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