It comes to something when the first thing I want to do is parade in front of the mirror! Well the news is the rash is fading ! I hope I wont need to slather myself today with Aloe Vera Gel with Lidocaine or have Harry paint me with Calamine anti itch lotion. courtesy of Jolly's Pharmacy home delivery service.
The latest symptom is a very odd feeling in my hands, they won't close and feel swollen and stiff in the fingers,The fingers are short and stubby at the best of times and I am not sure if they are actually enlarged! I can't open the water bottle or the front door handle and am bothered about dropping things. I am shuffling about like an old lady.
Harry has gone fishing to stay out of the way of any stray mosquitoes who might have survived the energetic fogging from the next door neighbour. Had I not suggested she call the pest control I might have felt "a kind of a way" to have a man in a mask pumping white smoke at my open windows!
As it stands I have taken some time to think about those families who coped with Ebola last year in Sierra Leone. The arrival of a strange disease that relentlessly worked its way through families and communities. Where the prevention methods at times seemed powerless to stop it. The ambivalence of people about admitting they were ill. The horror of the symptoms. The lack of a cure. The need for love and interest. The calling of those who have survived to care for those still sick. The amazing end of it. The ongoing pain of missing those who "died in the War"
With Zika we do not have the life threatening component, except for a very few who might get Guillaine Barre Syndrome and lack the life support facility, BUT, and it is a big BUT, in nine months, early next year, will we have a generation of microcephalic babies????? It really is not clear as to what combination of circumstances have led to the deformities. I still think that the larvacides used in the area where Zika is may have something to do with it. I am extremely suspicious of those who stand to make a lot of money from vaccines and pesticides.
So more ponderings tomorrow.....I am off to audition for Discovery Health!
Lifeline Ministries Dominica
3 Munro Street
Goodwill / Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica
Tina Alexander, Director
Tina Cell: 767-235-8367 (also What's App)
Office Cell: 767-275-8367