I am a 32/M "highly vulnerable person" quarantined HARD in the UK. Due to a genetic lung disorder, Cystic Fibrosis. AMA
I have been on gov't supplied meals for about a month, and have been working through many confusing government schemes to help stay somewhat comfortable. It's an even scarier world out there, for people like myself.
This is one day, in fact a bit less than one day, worth of oral medications needed to survive : https://imgur.com/E5cIbG2
Proof it's me! : https://imgur.com/oCFiYOc
Update : i am trying to answer every question/post thoroughly and put thought into them. Do forgive that that it's taking a bit. I didnt realise this would be such a hot topic. I am enjoying this, and thank you all for the offers of getting groceries and such. You're a nice lot. ------- I am going to take a quick break and repot my pepper plant. get some of this lovely sunshine. I will unquestionably come back and answer any and all of your questions. Thank you again, you've been really nice and pleasant to chat with.
update 19:20 uk time. .. .. .
i repotted my pepper plant, and found a strawberry plant in my garden! good stuff.
im back and will be working thru answering these questions/comments/etc. i got a hot toddy and a itchy trigger fingers, so lets get into it lads.
Final edit :
This has been a wild ride. You guys are so kind and inquisitive. I’ve really enjoyed my time answering the questions and digitally meeting all you.
To put a big cherry on top of this thread I am absolutely flabbergasted to say that someone reached out to me and has purchased me and my wonderful soon to be a brand new mattress. I know you all wanted me to set up a go fund me, and I did! But I’ll shut it down and money will be refunded to the donators. I can’t quite put into words the kindness and how it makes me feel. How this thread played out, and how little hatemail I got despite it skyrocketing yesterday into the Reddit hive mind. I am humbled, and frankly PROUD, to be part of this community. I, like you, will survive this weird weird 2020.
May your evenings be blessed with cotton candy skies, warm breeze, and the sounds of life once again. We will be okay. Humans have lots of shitty traits, but it’s a vocal minority. In general, most of us are pretty decent people. We just want to be loved, and feel like we exist for a reason. For me, that manifests in a few different ways. And one of them is being able to communicate with such a spread of different people, like this thread. It’s been my pleasure to chat with you all, and have some level headed conversations.
Please consider donating to the cystic fibrosis trust, they are doing wonderful work.
And to all my fellow cf patients, deep breaths. And one foot in front of the other. We may die, but we will leave a mark in the people we meet along the way. Try to remember that we are jaded and angry, sometimes, but not to project that onto the people around us. I know I have trouble with that.
And on that note, it’s been a wonderful thread with you all. Goodnight, and good luck. See you at the pub.