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@colleenyoung

@ruttgerbay, I get that feeling of being a helper who can't fix things. I bet @raemark2010 @greta_k @valerie912 and @smokie do too. As @grandpabob says by just being there you're doing a lot.

What is it like being at the hospital during the virus crisis? Is it quieter than usual? Where can you as a caregiver hang out when you have to wait for extended periods of time?

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What's it like? Unreal. Mayo Rochester usually is not unlike Grand Central Station at rush hour. Now, All you see are a few patients …like maybe just a couple in a block-long hallway. Only outpatients can have one person accompaniing them: no one except patients in hospital. And they mean no visitors, caregivers or spouses. Just getting in the building is not unlike going thru a TSA checkpoint. They take your temp in an outer hall, then if no temp, you go to a desk where you answer questions. If you pass the test, in you go. I will admit we do feel quite safe. And where do I go while she's in the hospital and I'm not. I'll hang out at the Gift of Life Transplant House.

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