Dr. Lorna Breen
Global Pandemic 2020
This morning on the Today Show, Savannah Guthrie spoke with Dr. Lorna Breen's sister concerning the importance of remembering the urgency with which medical personnel is facing.
Dr. Lorna Breen "could not sit down." After contracting the virus herself, she agreed to convalesce at her sister's home where she showed positive signs of recovery.
Dr. Lorna Breen worked on the front line where she was responsible for treating Covid patients, talking with families, watching those patients die, and notifying the families.
Dr. Lorna Breen committed suicide.
This should not be viewed as a weakness.
Dr. Lorna Breen succumbed to the overwhelming, unbelievable, ridiculous pressure of ignoring her personal pain to protect others from the fear engulfing her. She had to be strong. She had to fake her attitude.
Dr. Lorna Breen was selfless.
Dr.Lorna Breen was a hero.
MS Warriors are heroes. You know that. I know that.
The difference is that we can share our fears if we choose. It is not our job to protect others from our pain. We live with it every day. It is easier to just go with the flow rather than involve friends and family in something they cannot possibly understand.
During this quarantine experience, I am learning daily the profound need my son and husband have in stepping up to the plate and assisting me. Point is: You are not weak if you ask for help.
I know, I know. Independence is an essential instinct, at least for me. I must be accountable for myself, but I also understand the emotional and mental necessity in accepting the kindness of others.
It's difficult for those of us who refuse to air our weaknesses.
I'm told it is not a weakness to accept help.
Still trying to wrap my brain around that.
Stay safe. Sray home. Stay positive.
lady with the cane