This picture hangs in my office. I will never forget. I lost many people on 9/11. Like everyone, I watched in horror was planes flew into buildings and threatened our nation’s Capitol. I set up a 1-800 phone line for employees and their families to contact us. We sat in a phone bank for hours … Continue reading How an Insurrection Brought Me Back to 9/11
In the short 47 years of my life, I have been committed to personal growth and learning. Even when experiencing bad times, I try and take a moment to reflect what it is teaching me. I learned a lot from contracting Covid. Testing is not as readily available as we have been lead to believe. … Continue reading Lessons Learned by One Man
The New York Times has an excellent article about testing in today’s paper. What I like about today’s article is that it transcends the usual political arguments between the two parties. At this point it is clear that the Democrats want to throw a lot of money at the virus, but there is not a … Continue reading For God’s Sake – Testing!
Yesterday I received my normal infusion of Remicade that I receive every 8 weeks for my Ankylosing Spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis. I am really hoping that this might help combat the remaining Covid complications. Yesterday was an incredibly hard day. I finally came to terms with a lot of people in my life about how … Continue reading Boundaries
The President has been in the hospital for a few days now. I am amazed watching him forgo all normal medical protocols for people with Covid-19. Most individuals hospitalized are placed in an isolation room to avoid infecting others. There are no visitors. They are placed on whatever supports they may need - oxygen, fluids, … Continue reading Therapeutics and Treatment
Here I am at day 45 from when I was first symptomatic. I am 41 days out from my positive test. I woke up with a headache. I still can’t taste or smell. My sleep is disturbed. I’m tired. I generally don’t feel well. Yesterday was very surreal for me. I tend to not believe … Continue reading 45 Days of Covid
Yikes! I went to sleep knowing one of his top aides had tested positive. Listen. I am not a fan of how this administration has managed this virus. However, I certainly don’t wish ill will upon others. I firmly believed they had a solid testing and tracking system in the White House, even in all … Continue reading My Phone is Blowing Up!
I am trying hard to separate the politics of Covid from my personal experience. This is challenging for me as someone who has always been a social activist. However, the quotes and recordings from Bob Woodward’s book “Rage” were slowly being leaked during my third week with the virus. At this point, I knew the … Continue reading Bob Woodward