Isolation: How Do We Handle it?

Posted by Teresa, Volunteer Mentor @hopeful33250, Mon, Mar 16 3:54pm

As boundaries are being mandated in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, these boundaries are affecting every area of our lives. Many hospitals, assisted living facilities, places of worship, libraries, restaurants, community centers are being closed to visitors and public gatherings. For many of us, these keep us from our typical ways of connecting with others and engaging with a supportive community.

What are you doing to keep yourself connected?

@fiesty76

@shortshot, I'll be thinking of you and think your church friends got your nickname right!

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HAHA THANK YOU! NANCY

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@lilypaws

@shortshot80I can't imagine having cancer like yours. Does cancer run in your family? Cancer doesn't run in our family, just mental illness. Which is not fun to deal with either. I like that your church calls you "The Energyizer Bunny" You must be a positive fast one. Take care of yourself and I'm sending good thought and Prayers your way.

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THANK YOU FOR YOURPRAYERS… NO! CANCER DOES NOT RUN IN MY FAMILY. 1955–1980 MY HUSBAND WORKED IN THE PLASTERING INDUSTRY AND IN THOSE DAYS HE PUT A 3 POUND COFFE CAN FULL OF ASBESTOS IN THE PLASTER. WELL OF COURSE HE CAME HOME WITH THE STUFF ALL OVER HIM. i WASHED HIS CLOTHES. THE WHOLE FAMILY WAS INFECTED . i WAS DIAGNOSED IN 2016 WITH TWO K INDS OF LUNG CANCER. MESOTHELIOMA AND OTHER LUNG SMALL CELL CARCINOMA . SO HAVE LOTS TO DEAL WITH. NANCY/ SHORTSHOT

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@lioness

@lillypaws Thanks you are so brave to face this surgery , I give you a lot of credit ,you have done your homework so I know you will be o.k. You couldn't have a better surgeon with you . You are a special person and very positive person. Keep looking up and it'll be over before you know it . Getting close now.

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tHANK YOU FOR YOUR REMARKS… I DON'T THINK THAT I REALLY HAVE A CHOICE, AT THIS POINT I THINK MAYBY SURGERY MIGHT BE A GOOD THING. I DON'T KNOW THOUGH I AM 88 YEARS OLD.NANCY /SHORTSHOT

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@lioness

@shortshot80 Bless your heart to have so much cancer . And your not in pain that is wonderful . Do you belong to the cancer group ? They talk about different kinds of cancer Please let us know how the CAT scan goes for you . We all care here on connect and will be thinking of you . Good luck

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tHANK YOU! NANCY/SHORTSHOT

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@shortshot80

THANK YOU FOR YOURPRAYERS… NO! CANCER DOES NOT RUN IN MY FAMILY. 1955–1980 MY HUSBAND WORKED IN THE PLASTERING INDUSTRY AND IN THOSE DAYS HE PUT A 3 POUND COFFE CAN FULL OF ASBESTOS IN THE PLASTER. WELL OF COURSE HE CAME HOME WITH THE STUFF ALL OVER HIM. i WASHED HIS CLOTHES. THE WHOLE FAMILY WAS INFECTED . i WAS DIAGNOSED IN 2016 WITH TWO K INDS OF LUNG CANCER. MESOTHELIOMA AND OTHER LUNG SMALL CELL CARCINOMA . SO HAVE LOTS TO DEAL WITH. NANCY/ SHORTSHOT

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@shortstop80 Yes back in those days they didn't know about asbestos or what the coal workers went through . You are keeping your chin up and looking up Bless you

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@lioness

@shortstop80 Yes back in those days they didn't know about asbestos or what the coal workers went through . You are keeping your chin up and looking up Bless you

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tHANK YOU, I SAY A LOT OF PRAYERS AND ALSO TALK TO MY LORD. HE LISTENS. NANCY/ SHORTSHORT

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@tmvickery

I really dont go anywhere. I have for many years now have just go to work and then home, i dont feel comfortable out in public around alot of people. Thats a little weird for me, because i loved being out in public around people. I was an extrovert and now im completely opposite, but i have internet and alot of devices to keep me connected.

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@tmvickery, Hi, TM, like you, I'm primarily staying connected through phone and internet.

As time passes during this pandemic I have to keep reminding myself that although my state is wide open, I still need to practice stay home restrictions because neither my health issues nor age have changed…except the age is creeping up to the next yearly celebration. vbg Texas was one of the first to reopen and now is being reported among 6 states with the highest increases in Covid numbers.

Where do you live? Are people observing distancing measures or behaving more like life has returned to the normal before the pandemic?

I haven't seen a post from you for awhile and am wondering how you are doing? Are things opening up more where you live?

With warmer weather and more sunshine, I stay outside taking walks and working in my yard. Are you spending more time with diversions or hobbies than you were before? I stopped all media news for over a week following the riots and found it improved my morale. Only last night did I turn on the local and national news for an update.

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@shortshot80

tHANK YOU, I SAY A LOT OF PRAYERS AND ALSO TALK TO MY LORD. HE LISTENS. NANCY/ SHORTSHORT

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@shortshot. I'm checking in to see how your are doing!

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@merpreb

@shortshot. I'm checking in to see how your are doing!

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Hi, I'm glad you checked on me…. has been a kinda upset week. I went to see a surgeon and of course he sain no surgery, I knew it before I saw him. I'm too much of a risk….So next my oncologist called and said how about radiation? I said ok, so they are setting it up and will call me when and where to go. Even though i'm 88 I would have liked to have the surgery, the cancer could have been gone. (if i made it through the surgery) which i don't know if i would have made it through. So guess will see how much the radiation cand do. Thanks a bunch! shortshot/nancy

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Glad you checked in @shortshot80. Understand your disappointment that surgeon said no to surgery but glad that your oncologist recommended radiation as a treatment. So many reports of how that can reduce tumors and even successfully eradicate them completely at times. Hope you keep us informed on how things progress for you.

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@shortshot80

Hi, I'm glad you checked on me…. has been a kinda upset week. I went to see a surgeon and of course he sain no surgery, I knew it before I saw him. I'm too much of a risk….So next my oncologist called and said how about radiation? I said ok, so they are setting it up and will call me when and where to go. Even though i'm 88 I would have liked to have the surgery, the cancer could have been gone. (if i made it through the surgery) which i don't know if i would have made it through. So guess will see how much the radiation cand do. Thanks a bunch! shortshot/nancy

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@shortshot80 Hi Nancy:

I am glad to hear that radiation is still an option for you. Did you have the CT scan yet? Will you let me know when you begin the radiation?

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@fiesty76

Glad you checked in @shortshot80. Understand your disappointment that surgeon said no to surgery but glad that your oncologist recommended radiation as a treatment. So many reports of how that can reduce tumors and even successfully eradicate them completely at times. Hope you keep us informed on how things progress for you.

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Oh yes, I will keep ;you all informed on my treatments and progress. I have prayers from my church. I just can't go to church I am too
much of a risk to be around people. so am listening to mly church tapes. Nancy / shortahot

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@shortshot80

Oh yes, I will keep ;you all informed on my treatments and progress. I have prayers from my church. I just can't go to church I am too
much of a risk to be around people. so am listening to mly church tapes. Nancy / shortahot

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You have prayers from us, too.
We will hold you in our prayers to be well.

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@shortshot80

HI TO YOU BOTH……FORTUNATELY……. THANK GOD….I DO NOT HAVE ANY PAIN TO SPEAK OF. i HAVE TWO KINDS OF LUNG CANCER MESOTHELIOMA IN MY LEFT LUNG, SMALL CELL CARCINOMA IN MY RIGHT LUN. i WAS DIAGNOSED IN 2016. i HAVE HAD CHEMO (ALLERGIC) IMMUNE THERAPY) MY WHOLE BODY ACHED ..PRDMASPME HELPED. RADIATION. . NOW LHAVE SOMETHING GROWING IN MY BELLY, WHICH STARTED IN THE GROIN. i HAD A ULTRASOUND THING MORNING. DIDN'T SHOW MUCH, HAVE TO HAVE A CAT SCAN AND THIS WASN'T THERE TWO MONTHS AGO ACCORDING TO THE RADIOLOGIST. SO WILL SEE WHAT A CAT SCAN SHOWS. i CACER DOC THINKS IT CANCER. SO WE SHALL SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXXT. NANCY/SHORTSHOT……
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SHORTSHOT NANCY)….i HAD A PET SCAN LAST WEDNESDAY. MY WHAT A SLOW EXPERIENCE TO LAY THAT LONG WITH MY HANDS ABOVE MY HEAD. MACHINE MOVE A FEW INCHES THEN TOOK ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO GET THAT PHOTOED, THEN ANOTHER FEW INCHES AND ANOTHER PHOTO FOR WHAT SEEMED TO BE AN HOUR. tHE ATTENDANT SAID EVERYTHING TURNED OUT CLEAR PLHOTO'S SO THE RADIOLOGIST CAN DETERMINE WHAT THERE IF ANYTHING. nEXT TUESDAY I WILL HAVE A BIOPSY AND THEN THE DOC CAN DETERMINE WHAT KIND OF TREATMENT. NANCY SHORTSHOT.

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@shortshot80

SHORTSHOT NANCY)….i HAD A PET SCAN LAST WEDNESDAY. MY WHAT A SLOW EXPERIENCE TO LAY THAT LONG WITH MY HANDS ABOVE MY HEAD. MACHINE MOVE A FEW INCHES THEN TOOK ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO GET THAT PHOTOED, THEN ANOTHER FEW INCHES AND ANOTHER PHOTO FOR WHAT SEEMED TO BE AN HOUR. tHE ATTENDANT SAID EVERYTHING TURNED OUT CLEAR PLHOTO'S SO THE RADIOLOGIST CAN DETERMINE WHAT THERE IF ANYTHING. nEXT TUESDAY I WILL HAVE A BIOPSY AND THEN THE DOC CAN DETERMINE WHAT KIND OF TREATMENT. NANCY SHORTSHOT.

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@shortstop80 I,ll bet your glad that is over.Please let us know how it turns out for you we are here for you . Take care

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