The Game of Life Goes Global

The Game of Life is being played on the biggest scale ever with the worldwide virus scare. A game of chance with good odds for most of us, but with the rules being made up as we go along and every team making up their own rules, or so we might think… But it is viruses that make the rules, mutating at will; do they have an agenda? It is not hard to believe that Gaia has her hand in this, as travelling and normal life grind to a halt it must be good for the environment and non human creatures.

Meanwhile, if we zoom in like Google Maps to my family, even without the virus there has been drama. Our daughter has clocked up five different hospitals visited, with her younger son and father in hospital at the same time. Luckily the little one is fine. After a year and more of being well, Cyberspouse’s condition went off at an unexpected tangent and he has been in three different hospitals. Now I am officially a carer, having persuaded the discharge nurse and social care team I would manage – not mentioning that once I was back on my computer writing I would probably forget all about him! Luckily our daughter is a physiotherapist and has been organising us, her brothers and the NHS. Our aim was to get him out of hospital before it went into virus lockdown!

Blogging and writing was put on hold and once my scheduled blogs ran out it was quite liberating to know there was no chance of writing anything or catching up with fellow bloggers. But what a fund of material I have acquired in my head; a blog about the NHS and patients and visitors…


Latest virus update… Cyberson 1 now back in the USA has to stay home as he has been to the UK within the last 14 days. Team H are now self quarantining as our son-in-law came home from work with a sore throat and cough. Cyberson 2 can’t come down as his boss’s wife has symptoms. We are lucky all the family got together before the virus kicked in. How have you and yours been affected by the virus?

18 thoughts on “The Game of Life Goes Global

  1. My state is the only one in the U.S. to not have a confirmed case. We are rural and mountainous. That could be it, but some medical types are starting to wonder if corona has already swept parts of the U.S.

    Everything, including restaurants, is shut down. Today, I ran out of cilantro. We are also out of bananas. But, otherwise, we are fine. Hope you are, as well. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, I’m sure it must help to live in a rural setting, my son-in-law commutes up to London on the train and teaches so it is not surprising if he has caught something.


  2. Teaching son told to self-isolate as he had a bad cold/flu so been off work for ten days. He goes back on Thursday with the distinct possibility the school will close on Friday. His partner, a doctor, and feeling perfectly fit has been told to self-isolate for 14 days because of son’s cold. It’s totally surreal. Hope you stay well and don’t neglect Cyberspouse too much while you are writing up your NHS stories!

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  3. Wishing you and your family the best, Janet. We haven’t been affected much yet, although it seems we don’t usually leave the house much now. That’s not my favorite way to live.

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  4. No-one in quarantine yet, thankfully, but we all know it’s just a matter of time … we’re fairly well situated if and when the need arises. I’m very glad I live in a small community on an island in the middle of a lake and have been preparing for this since the beginning of February.

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      1. I strongly suspect my childhood engendered my ‘never again’ attitude with things like my personal safety, shelter and food. Not that is was all bad, although the ‘bad bits’ were indeed very bad, but mostly growing up without any security of the three kinda shapes how the world in general is viewed. 🙂

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