Category Archives: medical

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 124 of Level 1, 1 February 2022.


Tuesday 1 February 2022, Day 124 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a hot day, becoming misty; for a day of minimal writing; for Gary Peterson coming to fetch me to take me to the MediCross Day Hospital next to the Netcare Hospital on the Foreshore, for the first of two eye ops, having cataracts removed from my right eye today, all done by lunchtime, Gary fetching me and taking me home again; for a one hour sleep, having to lie on my left side, wearing a perspex eye patch, tonight and every night for a week; for managing a walk to Camps Bay Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 119 of Level 1, 27 January 2022


Thursday 27 January 2022, Day 119 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a busy and successful day; for posting for my clients this morning and preparing for two Status meetings; for Alex finally getting hold of BA via Twitter, all other phone call attempts failing, and costing R300 in holding on and on and on, or the calls unanswered, with the sad news that they cannot delay their flight by one day, so it’s back to the UK tomorrow 🥲; for getting my restrung pearls delivered to my home by Timeless Pearls ❤️; for collecting my post at Vlaeberg Post Office Continue reading →

SA to remain at Level 1, a welcome relief!


Welcome news on the Day of Reconciliation is that the NCCC has decided to keep the country at Level 1, despite vastly increasing Omicron variant Corona Virus cases, but it is the low numbers of hospitalizations and deaths that have allowed the current status quo.

The local news today follows the welcome news from the UK government two days ago that it was dropping eleven countries from its Red List, including South Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Somerset Hospital; Sour Service Award goes to Pick n Pay ASAP!


The Sweet Service Award goes to Somerset Hospital, and its vaccination team, for its efficient and relatively quick second vaccination service a week ago, taking an hour this time, for the roughly ten persons in the queue. The chairs we sat on in the queue were wiped and sanitised each time we moved forward.  I received a notification to go to the CTICC, but because Somerset Hospital was so efficient for the first vaccination, I went back there instead. Well done Western Cape Government. Continue reading →