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No, it’s not your job to protect me.

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To mask or not to mask seems to be the debate of the year. The main argument for masks, is that by wearing them we are protecting our vulnerable population. Guess what? It’s not your job to protect me.

I am the immune compromised.

I am an asthmatic.

I am the chemotherapy patient.

I am the vulnerable population.

But I am not your responsibility.

To mask or not to mask seems to be a popular, but polarizing, debate in our country. And has been for the last year. There is chasmic divide…


The Liberal Conservative View on Them all

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I don’t have a mother. I have an egg donor.

Much like dead beat dads are called sperm donors. My mother is 100% an egg donor.

She did nothing to protect me, either in utero or in life. She was not there for me. She didn’t buy me tampons or my first bra.

My father was a single father in 1978. A time when fathers NEVER got custody of their children. A child’s place was with their mom. No questions asked, no matter what.

My dad got custody, that’s how messed up my…


I am also Pro-Choice and Bisexual.

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I’m married, to a man.

I am republican

I am bisexual

I am pro-choice

You can be all of those things.

Too liberal to be conservative…Too conservative to be liberal.

Too straight to be gay…Too gay to be straight.

Ironically, if you believe in astrology, I am a Gemini. The sign of the twin.

A zodiac sign known for duality.

Most people fall into one of two categories: Conservative or liberal. But what happens when you are both?

I am a conservative, republican. With some very conservative views. I love our country and our…


Two Week Update

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Friday was officially two weeks post Covid diagnosis. And it has been quite the roller coaster ride of difficulties. Being sick is not fun, no matter what the illness. Covid is worse, because it lingers.

My Husband has some lingering “run down” feeling and still tires easily. But other than that, he is fully recovered. He was off work for ten days, followed by a previously scheduled vacation. All of which was spent resting and recouping.

All our vacation “honey-do’s” were put off, and the primary focus was resting and recovering.

Me, thanks to my faulty immune system, got covid…


You Should be, Romance and the Small Stuff is Important

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Have you taken your wife on a date lately?

Have you bought her flowers recently, and for no reason?

Have you told her that she is beautiful?

Did you forget that she is desirable to other men, that will do the above things?

After we get married, we get wrapped up in the day to day of adulthood and forget that we have partners that need attention.

Adult attention… without kids.

Men want sex, and women want affection and attention.

Women are different creatures than men. (I know. …


My Husband’s Positive Covid Test

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Anxiety, my lifelong friend, shows up again today. But at least this time, she has a valid reason for her visit.

You see, my husband, my best friend, and my rock, have tested positive for covid.

As of today, approximately day three, he has mild cold-like symptoms: a dry cough, body aches, slight fever, and just a general “run down” feeling.

He’s felt better, but he’s also felt worse.

But it’s still early, and from what I have read, it peaks around day seven.

Four loooooong and stressful days away. Like a beacon of hope. …


And I have COVID.

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Last Thursday began much like any other Thursday. My husband got up at two am to go to work, and I too began my day.

For me, writing is much easier in the quiet hours of the morning when the rest of the world was still sound asleep, and silence envelopes the world. No distractions and just the peaceful sounds of an occasional sprinkler system.

Thursday afternoon began the spiral into chaos. After dinner, my husband, who never gets sick, informed me he wasn’t feeling well and was going to bed. It was just shy of 3 PM in the…


From One Newbie To Another.

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Are you new to Medium?

Wanting to Find a way to “get rich” quick?

Looking for the key to Medium success?

This article will not be your key to get rich. I haven’t made a bunch of money, nor did I receive a bonus.

But I have had a slow and steady increase each month.

I have noticed things that hindered my progress and things that have boosted it.

Things that helped:

  1. Make a goal and make them obtainable. If you average one article a week, make a goal of two or three. Make it a goal that you can…


30 Day Review. Is it Worth the Money?

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The recent pandemic, and somewhat limited ability to get supplies, has brought about a new way of thinking in my home. I have always been a gardener. I spent many hours tending to one with my grandmother as a child.

Three years ago this spring, we bought our first home, and I could finally have my own garden. The first thing that I did, even before decorating the inside, was to rip out all the perfect landscaping in my backyard to make room for a garden.

Every year since, we have had an amazing and fruitful…


THOUGHTS

You are Making my Illness Worse.

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Are you a doctor?

Are you a nurse?

Are you medical staff, dealing with the chronically ill?

Then you could be making the patients illness worse…and you probably don't even realize it.

Let me start by saying that I know medical staff see a ridiculous number of people in a day. I know you work hard. Nurses especially. I am not trying to diminish what you do…

Your job is hard, and I completely understand that. But there are some things that you too should understand:

To you, I may just be patient number 25 that day.

But to me……

Rowen Quinn

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