Please enjoy my mock PSA-style short comedy film about what NOT to do with “Masks”.😷 I wrote, produced, directed, did a cameo & voiceover. Starring my classmates from @secondcityhollywood Conservatory Grad Revue.
This may be disturbing for you. Before I got sick, I was still fat, but I had NO ISSUES going up and down the stairs in the house. This is me just a little while ago after going down the stairs inside the house, then the stairs outside the house, and then to my car. And I had sat there for a minute so you didn’t get the worst part.y doctor thinks I likely had #Covid19 back in February. I’m actually MUCH better than I was but I still have a LONG way to go. #TiredOfWaiting #iWantToBeHealedNow #WishfulThinking #WearYourMask #iWearMyMask #asthma #DarkVideo #FatGirl #YesIKnowIAmFat #FatIsNotTheMainProblem https://www.instagram.com/p/CIMtPmaHiaP/?igshid=ioa6uv2wi2qx
I’ve been very socially responsible and have (happily) stayed home since March 12th.
I chose to quarantine after traveling & parent care (hospitals etc), and just settled in to a break from my nonstop lifestyle with delivery and hiking & home projects. 🏡
How I Got Covid 🤷♀️
My guy and I were both in high risk areas so we each quarantined to safely spend time together. He’s been my only human contact since March, “my one person” - my pod.
He started working again/more but wore a mask & was only around others outdoors. 😷
Unfortunately “others” mostly did not mask-up. He stayed in a hotel 2 nights near work before the last time he came over. I got sick 8 days later. He didn’t. Again: 🤷♀️
First mistake: letting him come & go when he changed his mind about working. I knew there was a slight risk there but he was very cautious, never went indoors anywhere (before the hotel) - and I felt safe knowing we’d get through it together.
That was mistake 2 (trust): he left me hanging to go through this alone.
I can take responsibility and accept those mistakes. He didn’t discuss coming over after the hotel stay, but I let him in the door. That’s on me. 🙋♀️ I stayed outdoors working on the deck then laid in the sun 🌞 giving him plenty of time for laundry, shower, etc. He left me the next day, out of the blue, totally unexpected.
** The 3rd mistake is the one that’s HAUNTING me. 😢🤦♀️
I placed a Kroger grocery pickup order on Monday for Thursday morning, the first open slot. Monday night I got a dry cough, Tuesday I woke up sick. 🤒
This was my first pickup order ever, btw. I’d only done delivery, or Aaron would pick up orders for me. He assured me it was safe & simple. This time I had items marked “pickup only.”
By day 3: Thursday, I knew for sure I was SICK and went for a covid test first thing. What about my 9am grocery pickup?! 🤔 I was torn… I was sick, feeling scattered, but it was contactless - so I popped my hatch and stayed in my car.
This lady (eyes covered to protect identity), approached my driver’s side window and LEANED IN with her nose and mouth fully exposed. 😳 She came around from the back & totally caught me off guard, me coughing & obviously SICK.
She could have just text or called!? 🤬 I know this because she did later about something else.?!?!
➡️ After leaning into my car window, she walked back into a VERY packed half-masked store. 👀
I’m haunted by that…
How many people did I just inadvertently infect?! 😱😢😱 I’ve been having horrible nightmares about it ever since:(
No more pickups, ever. 🚫
I feel AWFUL. 😔🤦♀️
It sucks to be this sick because other people are irresponsible and inconsiderate…
but even worse, is the idea of passing it on to anyone else. I have cried over that too many times this last week…:(
Sadly I’m in a state now of: trust nothing and trust no one. Social distancing is a joke, people won’t respect your personal space, the covid tests are wildly inaccurate, and getting treated is like: guesswork & goodluck - at full price. 🤨
Be safe out there, friends. Having covid is awful… scary, bad, and horrible. 🚫
p.s. I’m not happy about having to go back to paying SO much extra for delivery, but at least that money will support a local family.
*sigh* yes, I’m angry and frustrated. This all could have gone SO much smoother!! 🇺🇸🤦♀️ It’s not that complicated…