62 years old, living alone and I have COVID-19, no family or friends
I am on day 2 with the virus and I am concerned because I live alone, what if the symptoms become more than I can handle. I hear that it can get bad fast, so I am reaching out here in the forum for suggestions.
I am 62 years old, with otherwise good physical health except for my obesity. I am bipolar 2, more depression than mania, and severe anxiety disorder. I receive SSDI due to my mental illness
I haven’t had the flu in more then 10 years, and I only get minor colds about once a year. I don’t run fevers when I am ill, my normal temp is 97.1 to 97.4. This is the first year I have had a flu shot.
Currently I am having general body aches and chills, bad joint pain, occasional headaches, some throat congestion, minor sore throat some pressure on my chest and curiously I am experiencing a feeling like water in the ears from swimming(?)
Of course I am not allowed to be tested, since my symptoms aren’t severe enough and there aren’t enough tests, but I will call my doctors office today to request a telehealth appt so they will have a record of this.
Any ideas for me being alone through this with only family support over the phone?
Thanks and Stay Safe
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No I don't have any lung/breathing issues normally.
Thanks for all the great suggestions
Hi Fiesty76, thank you for your kind words☺
Wishing you a speedy recovery!! Keep us informed, we are here for you.
Great suggestions, Collen, for all of us who live alone. Thank you.
@potterylady, if I may add one more suggestion.
– Keep your device handy and let us know how you're doing at least once daily. Because you know we will worry. 🙂
Good to hear that you will stay in touch with your doc and be in touch with her if needed.
@potterylady,- Checking in to see how you are today.
The chest pressure that I was experiencing has stopped. Most of the time I feel like I have the flu, and then I get an attack of severe muscle and joint pain, it comes out of nowhere, then a low grade fever for a while then back to fly symptoms. Hopefully I have a mild case, I am on my 6th day.
I will give another update soon
So good to hear from you, @potterylady. It must be a relief to not have the pressure on your chest anymore. I hope you're drinking lots of liquids. Take care.