To be honest, I took the whole thing with Covid-19 lightly in the beginning. I only knew the word pandemic from textbooks and I never thought it would happen. I went to work normally all the time because I knew no matter how big my share, the clinic and my team needed me. Two weeks ago, at the urging of my attending neurologist, I had to admit to myself that in addition to my obligation as a doctor, I also had to think about myself and my health. Only then did I realize that I belonged to the risk group.
Since I work in radiology, I was able to set up a workstation at home and have been in "quarantine" for two weeks. I miss the freedom to go wherever I want. I am a very active person. Besides my full-time job I am busy every day after work with boccia training or physiotherapy. Sometimes I just spontaneously go to a pond or a forest and enjoy the nature. Also my current mileage of almost 30,000 kilometers in one year speaks volumes.
I worry less about me. My only concern at the moment is for the people who are ill with Covid-19 and those who are confronted with Covid-19 on a daily basis. I hope that the population and also the politicians will open their eyes and see what achievement lies behind the staff of doctors and nurses and that this will finally be appreciated again. The next concern is what is after Covid? I hope that the existential fears and crises and the resulting dissatisfaction will not cause political unrest and that we as a nation will also get this under control.
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