COVID-19 spreads from an infected person to others through respiratory droplets and aerosols created when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, shouts, or talks. The droplets vary in size from large droplets that fall to the ground rapidly (within seconds or minutes) near the infected person, to smaller droplets, sometimes called aerosols, which linger in the air under some circumstances.
The relative infectiousness of droplets of different sizes is not clear. Infectious droplets or aerosols may come into direct contact with the mucous membranes of another person’s nose, mouth or eyes, or they may be inhaled into their nose, mouth, airways and lungs. The virus may also spread when a person touches another person (i.e., a handshake) or a surface or an object (also referred to as a fomite) that has the virus on it, and then touches their mouth, nose or eyes with unwashed hands.
In 2010, after over 5 years of trying, and more miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies than I care to recall, I became a mom for the first time. What joy it was to have this little person, who kind of had my face, staring right back at me.
So much intrigue in her little eyes, so much wonder! How was I going to do this “mom” thing?
This was me on day 12 after my 1st daughter was born. It was the first time I remember seeing my daughter. I had suffered a stroke and had brain surgery. Though my brain was still a bit muffled, I was happy to be alive.
I told my doctor many times that things weren’t quite right; my feet were HUGE (I had gone from size 10 to not fitting a 13), I had gone blind at work, I was feeling warm and dizzy. He did not see these as problems; and what did I know? It was just my first pregnancy.
It was my pregnancy. I knew something was not right.
Sometimes we walk through life ignoring the obvious and allowing people who are “experts” to tell us our story.
I am here to help you write your own story. You are valuable! Your story matters. I can help you deal with anxiety, depression, overwhelm, stress, or just act as a listening ear!
Who Am I?
I am Evalena Matlock-Corley.
I am a wife. I am a mother. I am an advocate.
I am an immigrant. I am a person you can talk to and with.
I am an educator, therapist, and registered social worker.
I work for women, moms, immigrants, people of color, and students. I would love to work for you!
I also have educational qualifications: (BSc, MEd, MSW RSW)