How to survive COVID-19 with other health conditions?

Posted by Sundance(RB) @sundance6, Apr 15, 2020

To everyone out there who is probably suffering the same anxiety as I am over the status of the world, I read an article this week in the Albuquerque Journal.
It was written by a writer named Sunny Fitzgerald.

Don’t feel like ‘getting things done’? It’s okay not to be productive during a pandemic. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/productivity-coronavirus-pandemic-projects/2020/04/06/742edf54-76e4-11ea-85cb-8670579b863d_story.html

Suffering through illness like many of us are, what is happening today just adds to our Stress and Anxiety Level! It explains much of what we are going through for the first time in our Lives!

I won’t go into details, LIKE I NORMALLY DO, LOL, but I really suggest it is a must read! I have taken out of the paper and read it everyday to understand that I am not alone in my thoughts and should not stress out in my thoughts and actions!!
Richard(Sundance)

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Post-COVID Recovery & COVID-19 Support Group.

@sundance6 Thank you for checking in and letting us have another source of research and support for what we all are going through right now!
There are several different discussions going on over in the COVID-19 group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/covid-19/

Of particular interest to you is
– A New Kind of Grief https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/a-new-kind-of-grief-in-these-times/
– How Are You Handling Anxiety in These Times? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anxiety-7/
– Isolation: how Do We Handle It? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/isolation-how-do-we-handle-it/

I would ask @colleenyoung to move your post to one of these existing discussions, so more members can be actively involved in your new thread.
Ginger

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@sundance Wonder if Sunny is a relative on my husbands . Fat chance but F Scott Fitzgerald was way back

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@gingerw

@sundance6 Thank you for checking in and letting us have another source of research and support for what we all are going through right now!
There are several different discussions going on over in the COVID-19 group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/covid-19/

Of particular interest to you is
– A New Kind of Grief https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/a-new-kind-of-grief-in-these-times/
– How Are You Handling Anxiety in These Times? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anxiety-7/
– Isolation: how Do We Handle It? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/isolation-how-do-we-handle-it/

I would ask @colleenyoung to move your post to one of these existing discussions, so more members can be actively involved in your new thread.
Ginger

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Thanks Ginger! Never even thought about that group! Shows you where my mind is.
Have been feeling worse than normal with my Lyme disease the last two days so I went and got tested. Hopefully everything is ok.
Thanks,
Richard
PS Colleen, If you read this could you please move it over to the Covid-19. Never occured to me!

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@sundance6

Thanks Ginger! Never even thought about that group! Shows you where my mind is.
Have been feeling worse than normal with my Lyme disease the last two days so I went and got tested. Hopefully everything is ok.
Thanks,
Richard
PS Colleen, If you read this could you please move it over to the Covid-19. Never occured to me!

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@sundance6 I moved your discussion to the COVID-19 group and added the link to the article your recommend by Sunny Fitzgerald to your original message and here:

– Don’t feel like ‘getting things done’? It’s okay not to be productive during a pandemic. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/productivity-coronavirus-pandemic-projects/2020/04/06/742edf54-76e4-11ea-85cb-8670579b863d_story.html

I particularly like the tip "Don’t underestimate the power of doing absolutely nothing if the mood strikes you."

Richard, How has your condition flared up these days? What, in particular resonated with you in the article?

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Sadly the Washington post link only works if you subscribe
Sue

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@sueinmn

Sadly the Washington post link only works if you subscribe
Sue

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@sueinmn I had no problem getting the link to work. Hmmm, the internet gremlins at work, again? I am not a subscriber to Washington Post.
Ginger

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@gingerw

@sueinmn I had no problem getting the link to work. Hmmm, the internet gremlins at work, again? I am not a subscriber to Washington Post.
Ginger

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@gingerw, Same thing happened to me when I went to the article site….needed to subscribe for a fee.

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@colleenyoung

@sundance6 I moved your discussion to the COVID-19 group and added the link to the article your recommend by Sunny Fitzgerald to your original message and here:

– Don’t feel like ‘getting things done’? It’s okay not to be productive during a pandemic. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/productivity-coronavirus-pandemic-projects/2020/04/06/742edf54-76e4-11ea-85cb-8670579b863d_story.html

I particularly like the tip "Don’t underestimate the power of doing absolutely nothing if the mood strikes you."

Richard, How has your condition flared up these days? What, in particular resonated with you in the article?

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@colleenyoung, Thank you for this SF link! I have always been a goal setter and aspiring achiever…note the aspiring..vbg. My goals lists used to filled pages…Eventually discovered what the author mentioned in the article. I started writing down three tasks, projects, "to dos" the night before. Waking up, no time spent "figuring what I'd do that day" No more than 3 for me. And of course, I heartily endorse and practice the "ok just do nothing" fairly often…ahemmm, as well!

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@sueinmn

Sadly the Washington post link only works if you subscribe
Sue

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@sueinmn– I think that you can get 5 free articles per month?

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@fiesty76

@colleenyoung, Thank you for this SF link! I have always been a goal setter and aspiring achiever…note the aspiring..vbg. My goals lists used to filled pages…Eventually discovered what the author mentioned in the article. I started writing down three tasks, projects, "to dos" the night before. Waking up, no time spent "figuring what I'd do that day" No more than 3 for me. And of course, I heartily endorse and practice the "ok just do nothing" fairly often…ahemmm, as well!

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@fiesty76– What a wonderful idea. Another thing is laying out clothes the night before, getting up and showering and starting your day with coffee and breakfast. I've been suffering from ennui- A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or a purpose or exciting to do. Yesterday was a very bad day for me, for no apparent reason. Nothing had changed. I might be doing some self-critical thinking and don't like some things (a lot?) that I see. So I did nothing but watch Netflix. I even went to bed at 8 and got a great night's sleep. When you do nothing, what do you do? (lol)

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