Spoonified in the Time of Corona, Part Two

Hello Spoonies and Non-Spoonies,

Long time no see! I haven’t been posting because I was attacked by toxic mold, but now I’m back. I had to move out of my old apartment and trash all my stuff because of stachybotrys (black mold) and other equally pleasant types of mold. I will have tons of posts about mold but I wanted to start with some coronavirusy cartoons.

I really don’t recommend moving during a pandemic, and I definitely don’t recommend testing every potential new apartment for mold and trashing most of your beloved possessions while washing the others in twelve-percent hydrogen peroxide and vinegar. And I now have yet another diagnosis, CIRS, or mold illness. Good times.

Anyway, to help myself deal with the stress and worry of the pandemic, I started to make the Delta variant a character (I like to do voices and accents). I even gave it a whiny, nasal, petulant voice that my boyfriend describes as a “boner killer.” 🤣 So I decided to try to draw the voice, if that makes sense. I self-soothe by being silly, if you hadn’t already guessed.

I hate the idea that masks have become so politicized. I understand that people, especially Lymies, people with ME/CFS, and other people with chronic illnesses, have mixed feelings about the vaccines. I got the Pfizer, but I live in New York City and I don’t have a choice, as the population is dense and a lot of people don’t take proper precautions.

But masks? I’m sick of wearing a KN95 and a surgical together because others can’t wear just ONE mask. I’m tired of doing the water test on my KN95s (put water in the mask, hang it on something, and if water drips out, it’s a bad mask), wondering if I should just suck it up and get regular N95s (those headstraps are murder though), and generally being hypervigilant about masking while others nonchalantly walk around with their whole FACE hanging out. I mean, we know Covid is airborne and hangs around like secondhand smoke, right?

I hope you like these cartoons! I apologize for any weirdness with sizing—the wacky new WordPress interface hates me.


I really hate when people’s noses hang out of their masks, but the Delta variant has other ideas.

Coronavirus says to wear mask with nose exposed

Wishing everyone a low symptoms day and relatively painless Thanksgiving!

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Vicki

Hi! I'm Vicki. My blog is called "Miss Diagnoses" because I have too many diagnoses and because my Lyme disease was misdiagnosed for many years. In addition to being a professional patient, I'm a compulsive reader and doodler. Sadly, my writing and drawing are limited by repetitive strain injury and neuropathy. I use assistive technology, but I can't post as often as I'd like. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and I have two short cartoon videos on YouTube. Twitter and Instagram: @miss_diagnoses Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube: @MissDiagnoses

5 thoughts on “Spoonified in the Time of Corona, Part Two

  1. My Lymie-Barty-Moldy heart is with you–mold is no joke. I found out I’ve been living with Stachybotrys in June and I’m just starting to sleep normally-ish again. I’m still remediating, detoxing and working on or out a thousand things. No time to write, but I make time to walk and play piano because the brain/mood/nervous system reset from doing them keeps me going. I wouldn’t wish mold on anyone, AND this too shall pass (assuming we take correct actions). ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Oh wow, I am so sorry you have stachy too! Yeah mold detox is like another job on top of mold and Bart (I unknowingly did all my antibiotic treatment while living in mold). I’m glad you are walking and playing the piano and getting more sleep! I hope the remediation goes well. 💚💚💚 Spoonie hugs!

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  2. My Lymie-Barty-Moldy heart is with you–mold is no joke. I found out I’ve been living with Stachybotrys in June and I’m just starting to sleep normally-ish again. I’m still remediating, detoxing and working on or out a thousand things. No time to write, but I make time to walk and play piano because the brain/mood/nervous system reset from doing them keeps me going. I wouldn’t wish mold on anyone, AND this too shall pass (assuming we take correct actions). ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. “Boner Killer” ha! Don’t let those mean face coronavirus get you. Sik the black mold spores against them! Let them duke it out and kill each other. Cute cartoons! 😃

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