jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 19th June 2020
CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 94 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Wednesday 17th June 2020
I heard a Coronavirus miracle story today. A story that made me forever from now on never, ever give up on hope.
Back in the middle of March when Coronavirus first took hold and lockdown began to bite Mamma had a WhatsApp message from a guy in her Church Emmaus Group. About 10-12 of them meet for a couple of hours every Tuesday.
He said his Mum was very ill and had been taken into hospital. The next day he said it had been confirmed she had Coronavirus. The worrying thing was she had many underlying health issues. Each WhatsApp message we received from him got progressively worse.
She was put on a ventilator. The family had agreed to the “Do not resuscitate” ‘clause’. The family had been told to expect the worst and to say their goodbyes, if from a distance.
Every time Mamma’s WhatsApp alert beeped we expected the worst from him.
Eventually she recovered enough to be taken off the ventilator, surprising evryone. But remained unconscious in a coma for three weeks or so. When she eventually came round she could hardly talk and had to learn to walk again.
But she did it and finally came home from hospital today.
Do you know that woman has some strength and guts!
The story was so good it made the 6.30pm East Midlands Today News on TV today. It not only made the headlines it was the main item pushing a double shooting story also in Hucknall, rightfully, into second place.
It proves to me you should never, ever give up hope and you should always keep fighting.
This is how the BBC reported the story:
“Coronavirus: Hucknall woman leaves hospital after 92 days
Carole Guyler was applauded as she left hospital.
A woman who was diagnosed with coronavirus in March has been discharged from hospital after 92 days.
Carole Guyler, 73, was in intensive and critical care for two months and then had to learn to walk again at Nottingham City Hospital.
Husband John said during her stay he had taken two phone calls to go into hospital to “say goodbye”.
Mrs Guyler, from Hucknall, said she had been to “hell and back” and was looking forward to having a gin and tonic.
She was admitted to hospital on 18 March and spent 50 days on a ventilator.
Mr Guyler said: “It was very much a shock, we’d been out for a meal in the evening before she was ill, coming home she said she couldn’t taste it.
“It was horrible, I wasn’t able to go [to hospital] and it was only in the later stages when she was coming out of sedation we were able to do video calls.”
Their daughter Claire Griffiths said: “I’m thinking about all the people who are not getting the celebration we are getting because it’s been really tough and I know what they’ve gone through.”
When Mrs Guyler returned home on Wednesday, she was greeted by friends, family and neighbours in her street.
“It feels really wonderful [to be home], the care has been second to none,” she said.
“We’ve got the best medical care in the world.”
We went to Chatsworth House today. It is great to get out there and do something semi-normal again.
You have to book a Car Park slot the night before. We booked Carlton Lees (Nr the Garden Centre) for 10.30am.
You weren’t allowed to open your window, you just had to hold up your email confirmation for the Car Park Guy. There were quite a few cars there. And one or two people walking.
Chatswortth’s toilets were not open, but temporary ones had been brought into the car park and put by the house.
We walked over to the house, about a mile through fields filled with sheep and their lambs.
Takeaway drinks and food were available from vans, one selling fish and chips too. The café was open but only for takeaway. You could just walk through one way, pick up what you wanted, pay and go out and eat somewhere, anywhere. But there was no chairs or tables available at the café or in the courtyard.
And for an area that would normally be crashed out with people there was just a handful of folk milling around.
The Garden, the shop and the farm shop were all open but not the house, farmyard or playground.
Garden: Explore 105 acres with miles of footpaths, giant water features and sculptures – as well as the rose, cottage, sensory and kitchen gardens, and magnificent views.
Open from 10.30am to 5.30pm. Garden / Car park Prices: Adult £14 – Child £7.50 – Family £36 (2 adults, up to 3 children)
Carlton Lees Car Park is £4.
Whilst we were there, they were filming. Seeing filming always excites me. I would have loved to have been a cameraman, in particularly a documentary maker or a film maker.
At the end of last year a TV company, I believe it was Channel 4, made a documentary about Chatsworth. I’m just hoping they are carrying on this year and doing one about Chatsworth in lockdown. We wait with bated breath.
We so enjoyed our visit. We returned home very content and feeling so up lifted at being semi-normal again.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Don’t depend much on anyone in this world. Even your shadow leaves you when you’re in darkness..
Happiness is…Chatsworth and everything about it.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
“What do you call an elephant that doesn’t matter? An irrelephant.”
Love is…letting her have the first bite
5 Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus
We are grateful Lockdown gives us a time…
- A time to be ill…A time for recovery
- A time for bad news…A time for good news
- A time for lockdown…A time to go to Chatsworth
- A time to make films…A time to watch films
- A time to never ever give up hope…
TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVERST CLIMB CHALLENGE
DAY 74 16 Times – 144 Feet Cumulative Total 11,196 Feet
HORRIBLE LITTLE NUMBERS
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