Being an essential worker


Good morning my friends. This year has been tough with the pandemic and being an essential worker. In mid March I was on call and it was so difficult video chatting with patients that were sick and I had to refer them to the emergency room. Painfully I knew some of them would not make it.

It’s been so busy I didn’t process it. I got sick myself with Covid like symptoms but it turned out to be the flu. It sucked that last week of March. Then soon afterwards my beautiful coworker was found in a praying position on the floor in the morning in her home. She had a heart attack and tried to get to the phone and fell. Her grandson is my patient and he was devastated. Once again I had to stay strong.

My friend called me around the same time to tell me both her parents died of Covid one week apart. I couldn’t even go hug her and that was heart breaking. They were only in their late 50s. I’m 52 years old,

I then get a phone call from my friend that one of our mutual friends was in the hospital battling for his life. A severe heart attack at age 42. He died just few days shy of his birthday. He was a healthy beautiful person. He had just had a full cardiac check up too. What the heck? I almost cried but I couldn’t because as an essential worker and a parent you have to be strong for others.

I reached out to my friend for comfort to find out my Physician Assistant from my prior job had died and he was only 32. I just continued feeling crappy and so irritable.

In August my mom was hospitalized and required major heart surgery. She had hallucinations due to side effects of the anesthesia and the morphine given. My heart couldn’t take seeing my strong mom cry like a baby. I had to stay strong, I’m the only medical doctor in the family. I’m happy to state she is now better and almost at her baseline.

When I finally go back to work and check my labs I find out that the grandson of my deceased co-worker has to be sent to the emergency room. At age 26 he was diagnosed with cancer. His girlfriend is my patient and I fought back crying to provide her with comfort and strength.

I found myself burned out, irritable and so unenthusiastic. Could I possibly take anymore? I watched sad movies but no tears. I chopped onions and nothing.

I then got into a tiff with my 23 yr old daughter and I just cried and cried. I broke and I finally feel better. I decided to start a You-tube channel to motivate others. It made me realize that in motivating others I uplifted yourself. Here’s the link. Care to join me? Let me know what you think

With all my love Guady G
Hugs from Brooklyn

No More!

I thought you had truly changed. Silly me! I guess I’m deranged. You are still the same and I the fool to blame.

I hate you, I loathe you oh I still love you.

You’re an ass. You are crass. This time I think I’ll pass. I don’t need you anymore. I chose you to ignore. I will rip you from my core. There’s an entire world to explore!

So this time I will walk away. There’s nothing left to say. Tomorrow is a new day. I might be sad and perhaps a bit mad but deep inside, I am glad.

I choose to let you be engrossed in your own stupidity. One day to will see, how your life unfolds without me.

So go away! Leave me now. You don’t deserve me for you broke our vows.

Time to let go of the past and move forward. You matter! You are wonderful.

With all my love Guady G
Hugs from Brooklyn

A feel better story!


Mom mom I think I’m getting sick
I’m coughing up mucus that is white and thick

Don’t worry my child I have some remedies just for you. This is what we are going to do.

First you will take 500 mgs of Vitamin C. It will boost your immune system to the best it can be. Take for five days. Can be 1000mg.

Here take this tad of cinnamon mixed with honey. It’s an antioxidant to soothe your throat plus it was on sale so I saved some money. Take twice a day for five days. Avoid if on blood thinners. On aspirin is okay.

Today you will stay at home. We don’t need your germs going out to roam. Use your sick day .

I think I’m not feeling well too. Bragg apple cider vinegar to the rescue. It’s a powerful antioxidant. We will get better. I am confident. 1-2 tsps with 1 cup hot water plus 1 packet stevia at bedtime for 3-5 days. Gargle 1tsp of ACV with 1/2 cup warm water for 7 days.

I know probiotics can improve the good bacteria in your gut. It will stop making you feel in such a rut.

Another thing that I must tell you is to stop blaming yourself for how you feel. You are healthy and will get better. It wasn’t your fault cause you didn’t wear a sweater. Focus on the positive and not the negative.

Come come practice meditation with me. It will calm your nerves and ease your anxiety.

I have nasal saline for your stuffy nose right there and I cooked a healthy meal because I care. Good nutrition is key to healing. Take care of your body every day so when you get sick it will keep the illness at bay.

You see over there is my favorite anti-inflammatory and decongestant. Yes it’s Vicks vaporub and I find it’s scent quite pleasant.

We will end the night with some elderberry tea. It’s a bit tingly but good for you and me. Awesome immune booster.

But mom what does Dad think?

He says we could have avoided all this if we had just taken some zinc. Take at first sign of cold within 24 hrs for three days.

But now this must come to an end and I hope you do comprehend. Every sneeze and cough doesn’t need an antibiotic. Don’t just request or prescribe as rote/robotic. Try these remedies for they can assist. Do get antibiotics if after 7 days the symptoms persist.

The end.

Guady G
Hugs from Brooklyn.

Arise!


His life had ended in such bloodshed
His heart had stopped they all said

He should have stayed home instead
But he didn’t so now he’s dead

Arise from your slumber I heard someone say
I couldn’t believe it. No way!
The man woke up and saw another day

Do you believe in miracles? I do but then again I have witnessed them. Have you? Sending hugs from Brooklyn.

Guady G