Unfortunately we are heading into 6 weeks of lockdown as the infection rate continues to rise. Social gatherings and lack of mask discipline has lead to rising hospital admissions and infection rates. The age of those infected continues to drop as does the age of those who succumb to the virus. The older people follow the guidelines quite well, but the teens, twenties and thirties continue to consider themselves indestructible and that is reflected in the current trends of infections and deaths.
This new lockdown will not be as severe as the March/April lockdown as a wider range of stores are considered 'essential' so hardware stores etc will continue to be open, but many businesses will not open again.
Regarding the surgery, indeed we were 'lucky' that the procedure was scheduled last week, in fact the whole experience of cancer diagnosis, chemo and surgery has been a surreal experience during Covid, surpassed only by the fact that we have been unable to hug children and grandkids.
Thanks again to all on this thread for the prayers and support. ❤️