Feelings of panic can overwhelm the best of us. Nancy shares an experience she had back in March that had just a little panic mixed in.
March 17, 2020. Early in the Covid-19 crisis, we began to realize life was rapidly changing. However, other life situations were not changing. Dan still had cancer. Rayann was still in Scotland with Study Abroad. Joseph was due to fly in Friday for a week to help us get ready for spring and yard work.
Now a global situation was invading our space. My job had moved to work at home. For a professional development instructor, that meant a transition from in person trainings to webinars. On Monday, our organization decided to move to Zoom from another platform we were learning. I had Tuesday and Wednesday to learn Zoom and be ready for an 8:00 am webinar on Thursday.
However, early Tuesday morning Dan and I left for his doctor appointment in Philadelphia. Dan had been released from the hospital the previous Friday, but we had our hospital backpack in the car. We felt that he would probably end up back there after the doctor saw him. We made it into the Perelman Center easily. Dan knew how to navigate through the waiting rooms required for blood work, pump fills, and doctor visits.
As Dan was at check out making his next appointment, his PA rushed out with a panicked look on her face. His final blood work numbers had returned. He was on the way to the hospital. While Dan was busy, I asked her, “Is this it?” Dan was the sickest I had ever seen. She quickly replied in the negative, saying they could help, but he needed to get to the hospital. [Read more…]