Jan. 31, 2021

Personal Journal..........1/12/21

by Steve J. Burkett (author's profile)


Personal Journal

I'm in a little pain this morning mostly aches
I would guess. Can't seem to close my hands at all, knees
+ shoulders hurt.nI'm waiting for an appointment with
the arthritis / lupus doctor on the telemeds it keeps getting
postponed. I did see the Dermatologist doctor on
telemed yesterday about my skin cancer, he said
there was no emergency left now and he was told
by CDC to wait until after the Covid to see any non
emergency Good news [smiley face] If I complain to much about
my breathing my oxygen level and they [scribbles] have to
put me on oxygen I will be transfered to a hospital,
Stockton Prison Hospital. I want to go but I want
to wait until after the Covid. Things have turned
cold here not freezing but low 40's in the morning,
last night I had to cover up early and fell asleep
early. If I sleep to much I'm tired when I'm
trying to get up in the morning.

As of Thursday we're back on quarantine. My
friend joker showed a positive. Could be a false
positive but whatever it turns out to be they're
rushing to put us on lockdown and slow about
letting us back up. They are testing us two or three
times a week. This quarantine life is really boring
I'm not doing anything to write about. Not
having any real conversations. My celly talks a lot
about nothing - mostly complaining - I don't listen -
trying to keep a positive attitude and that

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is hard to do in a place filled with so much
negative. It is goof to have someone that loves
you holding on to you at times like this.
Jokers had the virus once back with the first
groups when we were lockdown. I guess this is prove that
you can catch it more than once. I got a response
yesterday to a request to medical to change my
boost to 2 per day. The answer was that on 1/08/2021
my PCP has changed my boost to 2 per day, twice a day,
so essentially 4 per day. [smiley face] This action is based on
detailed clinical decision-making. Chart was reviewed
and due to the COVID-19 pandemic for high impact in CCHCS,
this non-urgent visit was resolved with PCRN review
and direction from CDCR/CCHCS ; thereby decreasing
the risk of infection and assist in following social distancing recommendations to prevent the spread
of COVID-19. "Thank you for this information." Now I
have a headache. Could you please send me some asprin?
thank you again." [smiley face x2]

Another person was taken to the gym
yesterday, another positive my friend Dizzy, this
is his second time to, so as of today we have two
week of quarantine to do [smiley face] don't you just love it.
I need to get more walking exercise. I'm thinking
about pacing the floor after breakfast while
my ally is napping [smiley face] as long as I quiet and don't
wake him up as long as I'm not distancing him.

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while he's sleeping and I won't do it while he's
relaxing trying to watch t'n or read. I know he
saids it won't bother him but I know it would
bother me for someone to walk back and forth over
me when I'm trying to relax

Got mail yesterday, one from life support
alliance and Blogs from BTB. I want to thank
smartgirl445-2n42 + lindseymorgan986h for their comments
I enjoy reading them, stay well and continue on the
caring path. LSA is a group working to help lifers
get out - they do a California Newsletter for Lifers. Telling
people of new laws and what they want from you at
the parole hearing. They also come in and teach classes
on how to present yourself to the board what they
expect from you what you have to do to become
illegible They try to help those who want to get
help. I go back in 4 years I'm working on it - I'm
ready and everyone think they're going to put me out
into a hospice of some kind and id I dont like
that oh well enjoy your life here [smiley face] still a long
ways off well see then I already need someone
to take care of me / watch over me [smiley face]. I want to
get this in the mail today. I'm going to try to
call on the 26th. Everyone stay good and take care I'm
looking to getting the Covid shot soon.

Steve with a smile


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wangh2020 Posted 1¬†year, 4¬†months ago. ✓ Mailed 1¬†year, 4¬†months ago   Favorite
Thanks for writing! I worked on the transcription for your post. I hope your COVID-19 experience gets a little better, I know it must be difficult but hang in there!

brislin.j Posted 1¬†year, 4¬†months ago. ✓ Mailed 1¬†year, 4¬†months ago   Favorite
Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post.

podgurski.ma Posted 1¬†year, 4¬†months ago. ✓ Mailed 1¬†year, 4¬†months ago   Favorite
Hello! Just finished the transcript for your post. Your handwriting is beautiful and I love your little smiley faces :)! I admire your positive attitude, especially in the face of such a difficult situation. I hope no matter the challenges you face, you are able to find peace and happiness. Thank you for writing this :)

Zak_Kahn Posted 1¬†year, 4¬†months ago. ✓ Mailed 1¬†year, 4¬†months ago   Favorite
Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post.

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