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?

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@shortshot80

SO YOU ARE 755 AND DISABLED, LONELY AND DON'T WANT TO TAKE PILLS. MY QUESTION IS "DO YOU WANT TO LIVE? i AM 87 AND HAVE TWO KINDS OF LUNG CANCER AND MORE CANCER IS GROWING. PROBABLY MY TIME IS SHORT BUT i TAKE THE PILLS THE DOC ORDERS FOR ME.. MY HUSBAND PASSED TWO YEARS AGO ALSO AND I'M LONELY TOO, SO I TAKE THE PILLS. wAKE UP KIDDO AND SMELL THE ROSES AND TAKE THE PILLS DOC HAS ORDERED FOR YOU. nANCY SHORTSHOT

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@shortshot80 I am very sorry you have two kinds of Lung cancer and more is growing. What you said to @wandajo44 was done very well. I know there are some people that don't believe in taking medicines. My sister is one. She had a stoke and has many other health problems. The doctor told her she wasn't going to get any better. She has pain pills, but waits till her pain gets real bad to take one and then it's hard to continue the pain. I have told her that, but she does what she wants to do.
I feel for you. How hard it must be for you, but it sounds like you have excepted it. Bless your heart! My prayers are sent your way. Hang in there and wanda you need to take your pills too. I know it must be hard being so lonely. Both my sisters are a lone. My oldest sister who is 80 has the most problems. She has a lot of pain. My other sister was the one with the stroke and has pain.
Take care my dear, it must not be hard being disabled too.

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@shortshot80

SO YOU ARE 755 AND DISABLED, LONELY AND DON'T WANT TO TAKE PILLS. MY QUESTION IS "DO YOU WANT TO LIVE? i AM 87 AND HAVE TWO KINDS OF LUNG CANCER AND MORE CANCER IS GROWING. PROBABLY MY TIME IS SHORT BUT i TAKE THE PILLS THE DOC ORDERS FOR ME.. MY HUSBAND PASSED TWO YEARS AGO ALSO AND I'M LONELY TOO, SO I TAKE THE PILLS. wAKE UP KIDDO AND SMELL THE ROSES AND TAKE THE PILLS DOC HAS ORDERED FOR YOU. nANCY SHORTSHOT

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@shortshot80 I agree with her, take the pills. I suffer with depression and anxiety and take klonopin for my anti-anxiety and Lexapro and Lamictal for my depression. I take them every day or they will not work. I'm getting anxiety about my fusion surgery, but also happy. I have waited so long and continue to have more pain. I go to Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. They are wonderful and my surgeon has 4 degrees and one as a Professor and another one Co-professor. He is well qualified and they tested me to see if the surgery will work and I came out positively it will work. I'm sorry you arre disabled. I think I wrote to you before.

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@lilypaws

@shortshot80 I am very sorry you have two kinds of Lung cancer and more is growing. What you said to @wandajo44 was done very well. I know there are some people that don't believe in taking medicines. My sister is one. She had a stoke and has many other health problems. The doctor told her she wasn't going to get any better. She has pain pills, but waits till her pain gets real bad to take one and then it's hard to continue the pain. I have told her that, but she does what she wants to do.
I feel for you. How hard it must be for you, but it sounds like you have excepted it. Bless your heart! My prayers are sent your way. Hang in there and wanda you need to take your pills too. I know it must be hard being so lonely. Both my sisters are a lone. My oldest sister who is 80 has the most problems. She has a lot of pain. My other sister was the one with the stroke and has pain.
Take care my dear, it must not be hard being disabled too.

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tHANK YOU FOR YOUR CONCERN AND PRAYERS.SHORTSHOT

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@lilypaws

@shortshot80 I am very sorry you have two kinds of Lung cancer and more is growing. What you said to @wandajo44 was done very well. I know there are some people that don't believe in taking medicines. My sister is one. She had a stoke and has many other health problems. The doctor told her she wasn't going to get any better. She has pain pills, but waits till her pain gets real bad to take one and then it's hard to continue the pain. I have told her that, but she does what she wants to do.
I feel for you. How hard it must be for you, but it sounds like you have excepted it. Bless your heart! My prayers are sent your way. Hang in there and wanda you need to take your pills too. I know it must be hard being so lonely. Both my sisters are a lone. My oldest sister who is 80 has the most problems. She has a lot of pain. My other sister was the one with the stroke and has pain.
Take care my dear, it must not be hard being disabled too.

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@shortstop @lillypaws It is important not to let the pain get ahead of you . As nurses we are told to tell our patients as soon as the pain starts take you pain pill it is easier for the pill to work for you then if you let it go . If your going to take it later why not earlier when your pain starts. Your body needs these pills it will thank you if you take them with the onset of pain .

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@lioness You agree with me about taking pain pills. My sister had bad depression before all this, but when I talk to her she sounds good. She knew efore the doctor told her she wasn't going to get any better from the stroke. I really feel for her, but she could control her pain better. She fell last month and tore her rotator cuff on her right shoulder. She can't have surgery because the stroke hit her left side and she would be too off balanced. Of course she could go to someplace to recover. Take care my lioness. You are a special person.

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@lioness

@shortstop @lillypaws It is important not to let the pain get ahead of you . As nurses we are told to tell our patients as soon as the pain starts take you pain pill it is easier for the pill to work for you then if you let it go . If your going to take it later why not earlier when your pain starts. Your body needs these pills it will thank you if you take them with the onset of pain .

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@lioness, Great advice! Couldn't agree with you more. Thanks for posting this.

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@lioness

@shortstop @lillypaws It is important not to let the pain get ahead of you . As nurses we are told to tell our patients as soon as the pain starts take you pain pill it is easier for the pill to work for you then if you let it go . If your going to take it later why not earlier when your pain starts. Your body needs these pills it will thank you if you take them with the onset of pain .

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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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@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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@shortshot80 Thanks for the update, Nancy. I've been thinking about you. When will you be having the CAT scan?

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@shortshot80, Nancy your bravery and positive spirit gives the rest of us more courage to face our health challenges. Thank you for sharing and hope you will let us know how things continue for you going forward. Cyber hugs to you.

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@hopeful33250

@shortshot80 Thanks for the update, Nancy. I've been thinking about you. When will you be having the CAT scan?

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iSHORTSHOT/NANCY…….I HAD A ULTRA SOUND THIS MORNING, THEY COULD NOT GET A GOOD PICTURE SO I HAVE TO HAVE A CAT SCAN IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND THIS WAS NOT THERE TWO MONTHS AGO. nANCY

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