You’ll be plenty afraid when you can’t breathe and a plastic tube is placed down your throat. Guess what? Your hands are tied because the tube is so uncomfortable. Let’s hope your nurse gives you some sedation.
Wearing a mask is a lot easier than having a plastic tube going into your mouth, down your throat and into your windpipe (trachea). You can’t talk, because air doesn’t pass across your vocal cords. Your hands are tied because you are sedated and might try to pull out your tube. You can’t urinate, even though you feel like you have to, because there is a tube in your urethra. And you can only hope you can reach the call button if you need to do more. When you cough alarms sound and you hope the nurse is not too busy helping someone else to help you. When she does arrive (my apologies to our male nurses), she passes another plastic tube into your breathing tube to suction out the mucus. This makes you feel more short of breath until she’s done. Then things (hopefully) calm down, until you go through it all again until you get better or die.Why would anybody want to risk this for themselves or their loved ones?
Your untruth-riddled comment shows why we are still struggling to achieve herd immunity. The population needs to achieve immunity as a group, that is how humanity can defeat these viruses. Widen your sources of information and perhaps you will begin to understand.As a nurse with over forty years of experience, many of them in an ICU, I know what it is to not have enough beds or staff to care for people with critical illness. When we were crazy-busy one of my coping mechanisms was to tell myself, " We are not being fired upon, there are no bombs falling. We have enough water and medicine. We will get through this, just keep prioritizing and doing your best." When I was finally able to go home, I was numb with mental, physical and emotional exhaustion. I feel for our current hospital staff across the country and around the world. This is the United States of America! Why are people foolishly foregoing simple injections which will save our lives!Our medical providers are being inundated with ANOTHER WAVE of patients requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation. This was PREVENTABLE! WAKE UP! The current shots might not be enough because NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE ARE IMMUNIZED which gives the virus a chance to CHANGE AND MAKE MORE PEOPLE SICK!
I feel sorry for you.
Great meme, so true!
Thanks for a great laugh!
Thank you, Mr. Bennett, your wit and artistry never fail to please!
Very sorry for the loss of your mom so early in your life. And I understand about nuns, as I was raised in the Catholic religion, which never made me feel comforted and safe. I remember feeling fear of the confessional, fear of not holding my hands in just the right way for praying, fear of the devil under my bed.I hope you have been able to find feelings comfort and security in your life.
The little hair he has will grow and show the roots- his true hair color. And I hope they don’t have his special blow-dryer and hairspray available for purchase. His vanity will suffer. Boo-hoo.