It is because I have cerebral palsy that I have respiratory disease, a disorder that affects the airways and the lungs. My disability has become even more relevant in Covid_19 times, particularly if I fail to stay safe.
I write about the pandemic on my blog because it makes me feel better. We can’t take for granted that we have our health, or that we won’t get sick, or that we can live our lives and things will be okay. The virus shows we must continue to be vigilant, I must continue to be vigilant around a pre-existing condition.
The only way I can keep safe, is if I stay indoors and mask up when I go out. There are many like me who are also high risk, but who don’t have the same disability as me that must also stay safe. We must all continue to keep ourselves safe.
When we follow the rules we keep ourselves and others safe; even more important we keep the ‘R’ rate down and that keeps the virus at bay. Where the UK government are not telling those of us who are high risk to self-isolate, the sensible option is to self-isolate, and continue to mask up. We must all mask up.
The reality for me is that with a pre-existing condition, my life is literally on hold. The old life I had is gone and given its handling of the virus, right now I can’t see it coming back.