← Return to 62 years old, living alone and I have COVID-19, no family or friends

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Hello @potterylady, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Thank you for posting and sharing with us. I know it can be scary when you are alone and afraid. We are here to help. There are some COVID-19 discussions that may be helpful for you. Also, Mayo Clinic News Network has some really good information to hopefully provide information to help answer some questions you may have.

Mayo Clinic News Network COVID-19 — https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/category/covid-19/
How are you handling anxiety in this time of COVID-19? — https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anxiety-7/
Visual Escapes and Daily Inspirations: Share Yours — https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/visual-escapes-and-daily-inspirations-share-yours/
Music Helps Me — https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/music-helps-me/

I've always had a problem with weight and recently found a promising alternative to all of the lose weight programs. I belonged to Weight Watchers for many years and tried other diets with temporary success. I learned of intermittent fasting from reading a health journey blog by @LeeAase. He has shared some really good tips that he has learned on his journey to better health — https://social-media-university-global.org/my-health-journey/

@potterylady, can I ask what worries you the most?

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@potterylady– My mom was a potter! John has given you some great links to information. If you begin to get worse call your doctor immediately. This is the only way to get additional help. Did you call your dr.? Here is another discussion that you might be interested in.
– Just want to talk: What are other seniors doing while staying home https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/just-want-to-talk-1/

Will you let us know what your doctor advises?

Hi John, thank you for responding to my post.. My main concern is that with living alone, there is no one to ask how I am doing and if I need anything, and that if I get worse,I might not be able to get help for myself.
It's only the second day and already it feels worse then I remember ever feeling.
I did call and report my symptoms to my doctors office, and they said they would pass the info to my doctor and I may hear from her later and that I should report any additional symptoms to them.
I have called a friend, my sister in Cleveland and my mom, and asked them to check in with me during the day by phone or text, and I am keeping track of my temp and symptoms in a document on my Kindle.
I feel like I have covered all the bases that I can think of