Isolation: How Do We Handle it?

Posted by Teresa, Volunteer Mentor @hopeful33250, Mar 16, 2020

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?

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

@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

Jump to this post

@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?

REPLY
@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.

Jump to this post

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

REPLY
@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

Jump to this post

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

REPLY
@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……
E

Jump to this post

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.

REPLY
@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.

Jump to this post

@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

REPLY
@lioness

@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

Jump to this post

THANKS A BUNCH, I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON WHAT THEY FIND AND WHAT THE TREATMENT WILL BE. I HAVE A BIOPSY ON TUESDAY NEXT WEEK AT 8AM. WON;T KNWO W FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND WHEN I DO I'LL LET YOU KNOW. I JUST HOPE IT'S TREATABLE. NANCY SHORTSHT. BY THE WAY HOW DID EVERYONE LIKE MY BOOK? i DON'T KNOW HOW MANY GOT IT BUT JUST COURIOUS ON HOW YOU LIKED IT….. NANCY AHSORTSHOT…..

REPLY
@shortshot80

THANKS A BUNCH, I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON WHAT THEY FIND AND WHAT THE TREATMENT WILL BE. I HAVE A BIOPSY ON TUESDAY NEXT WEEK AT 8AM. WON;T KNWO W FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND WHEN I DO I'LL LET YOU KNOW. I JUST HOPE IT'S TREATABLE. NANCY SHORTSHT. BY THE WAY HOW DID EVERYONE LIKE MY BOOK? i DON'T KNOW HOW MANY GOT IT BUT JUST COURIOUS ON HOW YOU LIKED IT….. NANCY AHSORTSHOT…..

Jump to this post

@shortshot80 Hi Nancy:

Yes, I finished the book, I posted about it in another discussion. Here is what I said,

I finally finished your book. What a neat story about you and your family. I really enjoyed reading about all of the community activities you were involved in, I know your community appreciated you! I also enjoyed hearing about your school bus driving days. You must have had great fun dressing up for the kids when holidays came around. I'm sure that they all loved you!

You talked about "dory fishing." I'm not sure what that was about. Can you fill me in?

The story that was published about you and Bob who helped the visitor get back to work on time was certainly touching. You and Bob had great compassion and love for people. You went out of your way to help and assist.

I'm so glad you wrote the book. It is a good example of what family, friends, community and faith should be.

REPLY
@hopeful33250

@shortshot80 Hi Nancy:

Yes, I finished the book, I posted about it in another discussion. Here is what I said,

I finally finished your book. What a neat story about you and your family. I really enjoyed reading about all of the community activities you were involved in, I know your community appreciated you! I also enjoyed hearing about your school bus driving days. You must have had great fun dressing up for the kids when holidays came around. I'm sure that they all loved you!

You talked about "dory fishing." I'm not sure what that was about. Can you fill me in?

The story that was published about you and Bob who helped the visitor get back to work on time was certainly touching. You and Bob had great compassion and love for people. You went out of your way to help and assist.

I'm so glad you wrote the book. It is a good example of what family, friends, community and faith should be.

Jump to this post

@hopeful33250 What book is this? I guess Nancy @shortshot80 wrote it. Sound like a good book I would like to read.

REPLY
@shortshot80

THANKS A BUNCH, I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON WHAT THEY FIND AND WHAT THE TREATMENT WILL BE. I HAVE A BIOPSY ON TUESDAY NEXT WEEK AT 8AM. WON;T KNWO W FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND WHEN I DO I'LL LET YOU KNOW. I JUST HOPE IT'S TREATABLE. NANCY SHORTSHT. BY THE WAY HOW DID EVERYONE LIKE MY BOOK? i DON'T KNOW HOW MANY GOT IT BUT JUST COURIOUS ON HOW YOU LIKED IT….. NANCY AHSORTSHOT…..

Jump to this post

@shortshot80 I would like the name of your book. What talent to write a book. My son who is a professor has always wanted to write a book, but we have no contact with him, so I don't know if he has or not. He is also bipolar 1 and can't even teach. His wife is also a professor and got her Tenure at Duke University. She is doing research and teaching at Columbia in NYC now. I guess my son does the cooking and shopping. They have an 8 year old daughter. Jeanie

REPLY
@lilypaws

@shortshot80 I would like the name of your book. What talent to write a book. My son who is a professor has always wanted to write a book, but we have no contact with him, so I don't know if he has or not. He is also bipolar 1 and can't even teach. His wife is also a professor and got her Tenure at Duke University. She is doing research and teaching at Columbia in NYC now. I guess my son does the cooking and shopping. They have an 8 year old daughter. Jeanie

Jump to this post

In response to lilypaws: The book is "Shortshot" by Nancy Bush, but is currently not available on Amazon. I also checked AbeBooks.com, which is a great place to find out of print and short run books, but they don't have a single copy. I assume that the book was either a "print on demand" book or that the press run was very small. The cover art shows a Pacific City dory named "Shortshot," hence the name of the book and Nancy's handle on this forum. I think Nancy was ready to publish her book just after my old boss, the largest publisher of sport fishing magazines and books, quit publishing books. In this market, just one or two bad choices mean lean times for a publisher!

Pacific City on the Oregon coast, is famous because people launch their dories directly into the surf to fish offshore. It is the only place I'm aware of where such large boats are launched that way. Decades ago, my husband helped a friend launch his new dory at PC for the first time…and the friend, who still has the boat, claims that Marty's fingerprints are still indented on the aluminum of the stern! Dories are larger versions of drift boats, which were developed for Northwest rivers. Drift boats are only 20' at most, primarily powered through rapids by a strong oarsman, while dories are much larger, depend upon motors, and are used primarily offshore. Personally, I just don't trust motors! I own and row an 18' drift boat manufactured by one of my clients, ClackaCraft, in Clackamas, Oregon. I've known most of the fellows who designed the first drift boats, even floated the California Salmon River in one of the earliest, an Alumaweld from the days when the passenger seat was simply a truck seat. Today, drift boat design is far more advanced with wider hulls for more stability and easier rowing as well as features like rod holders incorporated into the hulls, movable seats for different types of fishing, even doors for easy entry and exit.

REPLY
@hopeful33250

@shortshot80 Hi Nancy:

Yes, I finished the book, I posted about it in another discussion. Here is what I said,

I finally finished your book. What a neat story about you and your family. I really enjoyed reading about all of the community activities you were involved in, I know your community appreciated you! I also enjoyed hearing about your school bus driving days. You must have had great fun dressing up for the kids when holidays came around. I'm sure that they all loved you!

You talked about "dory fishing." I'm not sure what that was about. Can you fill me in?

The story that was published about you and Bob who helped the visitor get back to work on time was certainly touching. You and Bob had great compassion and love for people. You went out of your way to help and assist.

I'm so glad you wrote the book. It is a good example of what family, friends, community and faith should be.

Jump to this post

NANCYSHORTSHOT) A DORY BOAT IS 22' FEET LONG, IT HAS A FLAT BOTTOM TO BEABLE TO LAUNCH INTO THE OCEAN OFF THE BEACH.. WHEN DONE FISHING THE BOAT GOES PRETTY FAST AND SLIDES UPON THE BEACH AF FAR AS THEY CAN CLIDE. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BOAT IS TWO POLES ONE REACHES OUT TO EACH SIDE AND THEY ARE 22 FEET LONG. THESE HAVE A LARGE SPING ON THE OUTSIDE EDGE OF THE POLE. CABLE GOES THROUGH THE SPRING AND THEN FISHING LINE AND LURES GO ONTO THE POLE EVERY 15 FEET FOR A TOTAL OF 10 FISHING LINES. SO NOW WE ARE FISHING DOWN IN THE WATER 150FEET. EACH SIDE OF THE BOAT IS THE SAME. wE ALSO HAVE ANOTHER LINE THAT WE PUT 5 LINES DOWN WITH A FLOAT ON THE AND WE SEND THAT BACK BEHIND THE BOAT ABOUT 80 FEEET. WE FISH FIVE LINES ON THE FLOAT LINE. HOPE THIS MAKES SENSE. nANCY/ SHORTSHOT

REPLY
@joyces

In response to lilypaws: The book is "Shortshot" by Nancy Bush, but is currently not available on Amazon. I also checked AbeBooks.com, which is a great place to find out of print and short run books, but they don't have a single copy. I assume that the book was either a "print on demand" book or that the press run was very small. The cover art shows a Pacific City dory named "Shortshot," hence the name of the book and Nancy's handle on this forum. I think Nancy was ready to publish her book just after my old boss, the largest publisher of sport fishing magazines and books, quit publishing books. In this market, just one or two bad choices mean lean times for a publisher!

Pacific City on the Oregon coast, is famous because people launch their dories directly into the surf to fish offshore. It is the only place I'm aware of where such large boats are launched that way. Decades ago, my husband helped a friend launch his new dory at PC for the first time…and the friend, who still has the boat, claims that Marty's fingerprints are still indented on the aluminum of the stern! Dories are larger versions of drift boats, which were developed for Northwest rivers. Drift boats are only 20' at most, primarily powered through rapids by a strong oarsman, while dories are much larger, depend upon motors, and are used primarily offshore. Personally, I just don't trust motors! I own and row an 18' drift boat manufactured by one of my clients, ClackaCraft, in Clackamas, Oregon. I've known most of the fellows who designed the first drift boats, even floated the California Salmon River in one of the earliest, an Alumaweld from the days when the passenger seat was simply a truck seat. Today, drift boat design is far more advanced with wider hulls for more stability and easier rowing as well as features like rod holders incorporated into the hulls, movable seats for different types of fishing, even doors for easy entry and exit.

Jump to this post

MOST DORIES ARE 22 FEET LONG NANCY/SHORTSHOT

REPLY
Please sign in or register to post a reply.
  Request Appointment