ADDRESSED TO BUSINESS OWNERS:

How has your business handled the Covid Pandemic and what is the future of your livelihood?

  1. Have you adapted new strategies, added/removed products or services, or suffered immensely?
  2. How has government assistance helped you? Your employees? Will the business survive because of the aid?
  3. If you have dealings/manufacturing outside of your country, what would it take to bring them back home?
  4. What’s most important to the success of your business – the bottom line, sought-after products and services, quality products and services, a reputation for caring about your employees and the environment, and/or becoming a large-scale business?
  5. What have you or what do you plan on doing to fulfill these priorities?

The #Covid Excuse?

Hope you are continuing to use caution and social distancing during the pandemic – it’s still amongst us, so don’t forget that some people are more vulnerable to the virus’ serious consequences.

One thing I am enjoying during this isolation is having doctor appointments by phone (at least for now, until physicals are required). No traffic, no searching for parking, no waiting!

My annual scan was due around June, and my surgeon called me to check in. He is working at the hospital, but we did our annual on the phone. This is what he told me…

He asked me how I was feeling and if I had concerning symptoms.

“All is status quo.”

Then he told me he felt that we should not continue having scans annually. At this point in my recovery, cancer could begin anywhere, and would not necessarily be related.

I’m not sure how I felt about not having that proof of remission – even after 16 years, but this is how I replied… “Well, the scan is for the thorax and abdomen. If something was starting in my brain or elsewhere, we wouldn’t know.” So in one way I agreed to avoid the radiation, on the other, I wonder whether my anxiety and fears will begin to escalate anew as time passes.

We exchanged pleasantries and I asked him a few questions I always forgot when I saw him at his office. For example, sometimes when I bend over to put on my shoes, I get an excruciating pain on the left side of my abdomen where my intestines are concentrated now. He told me it’s normal because they simply get scrunched together. It’s not dangerous, but you can’t imagine the agony in that 30 seconds or so until they become undone.

Even though he tells me we would continue our annual checkups (well, that’s what I thought he said) and my family doctor should be seen regularly and for important concerns (I do see an endocrinologist often for calcium deficiency that is difficult to handle), I pray this decision would not be to my detriment. Will we miss something new? Will I have more time to prove the statistics wrong? Will I be around to share in my daughter’s life for decades to come?

Have any of you been told by your doctors that they will no longer have cancer screening done? How do you feel about it? What are you doing to keep your health in check?

Looking forward to hearing your feedback…

Patricia

#BlackLivesMatter #MeToo #LGBTQ…

In case you didn’t know, we are in 2020. Racism, abuse of any kind, harrassment, bullying… these barbaric attitudes should and must be long gone.

If people are still living in times when these intolerances, cruelty, and lack of empathy were accepted and held secret, SOMEONE is still teaching them to our children.

If you are still planning to live in this world hating and putting yourself above others, then YOU are the criminal. You are the one that needs the punishment, not to mention the rehabilitation.

Don’t you get it yet? Racism, abuse, harrassment, and bullying are no longer tolerated. Regardless of your rank on this Earth, we are ALL EQUAL, whether you like it or not.

When 911 happened, I said, “There must be some relief for the black population.” I was thinking that maybe people would stop being so RACIST. But it continued… racists chased Muslims, the Chinese during this pandemic, and the black population continues to be mistreated (to say the least). In some cases, even vice-versa – there exists many kinds of racism…

WE MUST CALL OUT ALL RACISTS, whether they have a badge or not. How do you live with yourself? What makes you so angry, especially when you don’t have anything to do with these people you take life from? If I don’t believe in a different religion from my own or another’s custom, I’m not going to kill them. There is place for everyone. I’ve been taught to respect everyone. You should be doing to the same.

We are all free to live our truth, so long as it doesn’t hurt others. But let’s face it, there are still bad people out there. You need to realize that no one is above the other – NO ONE.

JUST STOP! STOP! STOP! JUST #LOVE