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)

@merpreb

@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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@meroreb, Smiling because I am on a first name basis with Miss Ennui. And yes, I've experienced a couple of those very drear days when nothing I could point to had changed but I woke discouraged and just generally grumpy. Welll…so far I've tried washing and recycling coffee filters…vbg…creating my own unsalted spice mix from those in stock and rarely used; going through a linen closet to add sheets, pillow cases and unneeded towels to a drop off bag for our homeless shelter…You do know that coming up with ideas is a real time consumer too????

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@sundance6 There have been many days during this "coronacation" that I simply did not feel like doing anything. Recently I have been reorganizing the bedroom we use as a project room. My husband has his desk and bookcase there, while I have a worktable along with sewing and art supplies. It is daunting to come up with what will work best for me. The only given is the placement of my worktable, to take advantage of natural light. One window faces north, with the standalone garage being about 7' away, so I get nice non-direct bright light. But I am taking it slowly, and making that list of three in my mind. Seeing progress is incredibly rewarding; coming across things that I have several of is not. C'mon, how many pairs of scissors do I actually need?
Ginger

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Miss Ginger, You just Brightened up my Day! I did get good news that I flunked my Covid -19 test! Just been having a relapse of my Lyme Disease.
Probably 90% of it is in my head! Have been very Fatiged as of late! Been sleeping about 12-15 hours a day! When I went for my test yeaterday I went by our Major Hospital here in Albuquerque, the inside parking garage was totally empty and shut down, the outside visitors parking was maybe a third full is that! In our state, New Mexico, our hospitals are laying off Health Care workers because our governor won't let them do non essintial work for patients! Such a shame! We have been calling them Heros, now many are out of a job and income like the rest of us!
Sounds like you all are having FUN in reorganizing! I have several both work projects and house projects to do, but just can't find the energy to do them! Our weather here today is Beautiful! 76 and clear blue skies! From my office window up stairs I am looking out at our mountains, they are covered with snow from this weeks storm.
Stay well!
Richard (SUNDANCE)

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Thank You so Much for Posting the Full article! It would have taken me a week! Really gives you insight to how we are doing.
Richard

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@sundance6, Flunked the COVID-19 test??? Hooray!!! Go to the head of the class, Richard!! While I don't have Lyme Disease or any other that would cause unusual fatigue, I'm blaming the virus news for my lack of "get up and go" when it comes to tackling projects. While outwardly I don't feel fearful or overly concerned, any gal who dreams of radishes but doesn't particularly crave them has something weird going on in her head….smiles

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@sundance6

Miss Ginger, You just Brightened up my Day! I did get good news that I flunked my Covid -19 test! Just been having a relapse of my Lyme Disease.
Probably 90% of it is in my head! Have been very Fatiged as of late! Been sleeping about 12-15 hours a day! When I went for my test yeaterday I went by our Major Hospital here in Albuquerque, the inside parking garage was totally empty and shut down, the outside visitors parking was maybe a third full is that! In our state, New Mexico, our hospitals are laying off Health Care workers because our governor won't let them do non essintial work for patients! Such a shame! We have been calling them Heros, now many are out of a job and income like the rest of us!
Sounds like you all are having FUN in reorganizing! I have several both work projects and house projects to do, but just can't find the energy to do them! Our weather here today is Beautiful! 76 and clear blue skies! From my office window up stairs I am looking out at our mountains, they are covered with snow from this weeks storm.
Stay well!
Richard (SUNDANCE)

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@sundance6 Whoo-hoo for flunking that test! Having a chronic condition in the midst of all this pandemic, a person will automatically wonder if any less-than-feeling-good days are the virus, or your existing condition.
Today will be a fairly busy day, but I hope to work more on the project room. I would like to plan on sewing or artwork tomorrow!
Ginger

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@fiesty76

@meroreb, Smiling because I am on a first name basis with Miss Ennui. And yes, I've experienced a couple of those very drear days when nothing I could point to had changed but I woke discouraged and just generally grumpy. Welll…so far I've tried washing and recycling coffee filters…vbg…creating my own unsalted spice mix from those in stock and rarely used; going through a linen closet to add sheets, pillow cases and unneeded towels to a drop off bag for our homeless shelter…You do know that coming up with ideas is a real time consumer too????

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@fiesty76 I am sure everyone is "on a first name basis with Miss Ennui" at this point. I have actually stayed fairly busy between Connect, exercising, and cooking meals that are more lengthy in their prep. Of course when I do that I always make sure there is enough for two nights so I get a free night out of it.
That's great that you are going through things and giving to a homeless shelter. I am going through clothes and will drop them off at one of the places that accept donations.
I am also having some very strange dreams that seem so real! Very odd.

@sundance6 I'm happy that you flunked your COVID test but Lyme is not pleasant to deal with either.
In our state two of the major hospitals, one in Manchester, and one in Nashua, that are both part of the same hospital group are also furloughing a large number of employees. I was very surprised to read that, but I guess other than the departments that deal with COVID, admissions are down.

Stay well, and I hope all are being scrupulously careful. We are and so are my son and daughter, and they are only in their 30s.
JK

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@contentandwell

@fiesty76 I am sure everyone is "on a first name basis with Miss Ennui" at this point. I have actually stayed fairly busy between Connect, exercising, and cooking meals that are more lengthy in their prep. Of course when I do that I always make sure there is enough for two nights so I get a free night out of it.
That's great that you are going through things and giving to a homeless shelter. I am going through clothes and will drop them off at one of the places that accept donations.
I am also having some very strange dreams that seem so real! Very odd.

@sundance6 I'm happy that you flunked your COVID test but Lyme is not pleasant to deal with either.
In our state two of the major hospitals, one in Manchester, and one in Nashua, that are both part of the same hospital group are also furloughing a large number of employees. I was very surprised to read that, but I guess other than the departments that deal with COVID, admissions are down.

Stay well, and I hope all are being scrupulously careful. We are and so are my son and daughter, and they are only in their 30s.
JK

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JK, Thanks for the words of encourgement! I try and deal with things in a open, honest and logical way! The news about everything governments in states, mine in particular NM, dosen't add up. It's nothing but a "Smoke Screen"!
None of this is making any sense when you sit down and put it on paper and see the "Fakeness" about it all.
Stay Healthy!
Thanks,
Richard(Sundance)

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@gingerw

@sundance6 Whoo-hoo for flunking that test! Having a chronic condition in the midst of all this pandemic, a person will automatically wonder if any less-than-feeling-good days are the virus, or your existing condition.
Today will be a fairly busy day, but I hope to work more on the project room. I would like to plan on sewing or artwork tomorrow!
Ginger

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THANKS! TRYING A NEW ATTITUDE TODAY!
BEST OF LUCK!
Richard(Sundance)

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@fiesty76

@sundance6, Flunked the COVID-19 test??? Hooray!!! Go to the head of the class, Richard!! While I don't have Lyme Disease or any other that would cause unusual fatigue, I'm blaming the virus news for my lack of "get up and go" when it comes to tackling projects. While outwardly I don't feel fearful or overly concerned, any gal who dreams of radishes but doesn't particularly crave them has something weird going on in her head….smiles

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fiesty Thanks! Interesting show last night with Dr. Phil! He treid to explain how hard this is on everyone. It's compounded more if you have an illness or psycatric condition! I'm trying to use the advice to get back to my noormal routine today! We'll see how long it lasts today!
Radishes? That is pretty strange! I Love them but can't eat them because they don't like me when they come back up! And that's not an Old Person "Thing" have had it for over 40 years!
Enjoy your day wherever you are! Here in Albuquerque it is going to be 70 and no wind! Need to get my Speedo out and lay by the pool! LOL!!!
Richard

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