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Rant ahead!

One of the few good things I can think of in 2020, and it is a big one, is my improved overall health after 75+ pounds of weight loss. The last couple of weeks have pretty much been terrible. My Water heater broke two weeks ago and caused flooding in my house. We actually had to move into a hotel for a week while they dried the moisture and did some asbestos abatement. We had to board our dogs. We made a decision to leave our beloved nine year old cat at home figuring it would be less stressful for her, and our hotel was only 2 miles away so we could check on her. I work at home right now and being stuck in a hotel room all day was miserable. Trying to figure out what to eat was challenging.

We were able to move back home last Friday, but there was no sign of our cat. She lives in our master bedroom because she does not like the dogs and has a cat door from our room to outside. Sunday my husband went to work (nurse) and started to feel very badly that morning. He ended up taking a COVID test, which came back positive. I am also now sick and have my test scheduled for Thursday. He is doing pretty well, but I feel crummy. My cat has still not appeared. We cannot get contractors in for estimates to repair our home due to being on quarantine. I am so glad we are able to quarantine in our own home with our dogs, but still, it sucks. I miss my cat, and realize I will probably not see her again. We have lots of coyotes in our neighborhood and already lost another cat to predation.

My mom is a breast cancer survivor and she found a lump in her breast last week. Her oncologist sent her for a mammogram with ultra sound, which came back inconclusive. She has a MRI tomorrow, and sees the oncologist again on Thursday. And I am on quarantine. Thankfully she has her husband to support her, but I want to be there too.

I am so grateful for not getting COVID (assuming I have it now) when I was still morbidly obese. I am no longer diabetic. Pretty sure my sleep apnea is gone. I do still have asthma, but at this point, it is well controlled so keeping my fingers crossed. My husband’s case has been mild, so I am hoping mine will be too. I am grateful for my husband even if he did give me COVID😂

Focusing on the positive, I am sitting on my couch, with my little dog on my lap and my big dog next to me. My employer provides COVID leave so I don’t have to work while I feel crummy and I will not blow through my PTO. I am not alone while I quarantine. We have the support of wonderful family, friends, and neighbors if we need anything.

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WOW - you are getting slammed - Keep your head up and this will pass! I would just do carry out and shakes to get thru the food issue

Plus Wine helps fix all issues

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I hope things improve and I'm glad you are able to look on the bright side!! Praying that your kitty makes it home safe and sound!

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You are entitled to rant. 2020 sucks, but the end is in sight. Hang in there, we are with you!

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Oh my gracious, you certainly have been though the wringer WishmeSmaller. I thought bad things came in threes. You’ve way exceeded your share.

I hope that everything turns around for you soon. Hugs.

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On 11/10/2020 at 10:30 AM, WishMeSmaller said:

Rant ahead!

One of the few good things I can think of in 2020, and it is a big one, is my improved overall health after 75+ pounds of weight loss. The last couple of weeks have pretty much been terrible. My Water heater broke two weeks ago and caused flooding in my house. We actually had to move into a hotel for a week while they dried the moisture and did some asbestos abatement. We had to board our dogs. We made a decision to leave our beloved nine year old cat at home figuring it would be less stressful for her, and our hotel was only 2 miles away so we could check on her. I work at home right now and being stuck in a hotel room all day was miserable. Trying to figure out what to eat was challenging.

We were able to move back home last Friday, but there was no sign of our cat. She lives in our master bedroom because she does not like the dogs and has a cat door from our room to outside. Sunday my husband went to work (nurse) and started to feel very badly that morning. He ended up taking a COVID test, which came back positive. I am also now sick and have my test scheduled for Thursday. He is doing pretty well, but I feel crummy. My cat has still not appeared. We cannot get contractors in for estimates to repair our home due to being on quarantine. I am so glad we are able to quarantine in our own home with our dogs, but still, it sucks. I miss my cat, and realize I will probably not see her again. We have lots of coyotes in our neighborhood and already lost another cat to predation.

My mom is a breast cancer survivor and she found a lump in her breast last week. Her oncologist sent her for a mammogram with ultra sound, which came back inconclusive. She has a MRI tomorrow, and sees the oncologist again on Thursday. And I am on quarantine. Thankfully she has her husband to support her, but I want to be there too.

I am so grateful for not getting COVID (assuming I have it now) when I was still morbidly obese. I am no longer diabetic. Pretty sure my sleep apnea is gone. I do still have asthma, but at this point, it is well controlled so keeping my fingers crossed. My husband’s case has been mild, so I am hoping mine will be too. I am grateful for my husband even if he did give me COVID😂

Focusing on the positive, I am sitting on my couch, with my little dog on my lap and my big dog next to me. My employer provides COVID leave so I don’t have to work while I feel crummy and I will not blow through my PTO. I am not alone while I quarantine. We have the support of wonderful family, friends, and neighbors if we need anything.

My goodness, you really have been through the wringer. Take care!

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