Visual Escapes and Daily Inspirations: Share Yours

Posted by John, Volunteer Mentor @johnbishop, Mon, Mar 16 6:25pm

Let's create a space to offer a daily reprieve.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of uncertainty and fear into our lives. Some of that fear and uncertainty can be caused by over thinking what is going on or unnecessarily worrying. So, I'm making sure I wash my hands frequently, not touching my face, staying away from social gatherings and all of the recommended guidelines to help avoid getting or spreading COVID-19 but it can be a little boring. I try to not watch news all day long while I'm in this self imposed captivity. I like to take pictures of birds and other creatures from my window as a welcome break.

I invite you to join me in sharing pictures, favorite poems, sayings, mottos, funny moments. Let's take a daily break together.

@bookysue

Hi folks. Someone mentioned Classic words- Great game ( solo version). Can be online as can Words with friends- maybe setup a Mayo word group
Also curious has anyone play MR Word. – another solo game- computer vs me – one of my faves.

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@bookysue, Hi there. Thank you for MR Word info. I have a hard time staying focused on games right now. I will give this one a try. Any tricks and trips. I hope you are feeling well and keeping calm.
Be safe and protected.
Chris

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@johnbishop

Beep! Beep! Sorry @sueinmn I am definitely a great Road Runner and Wiley Coyote fan. Thanks for the memories!

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Lol

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Hi Chris. Hard to be focused – I colored and it helps- mind shift – we need to do this help to be well balanced – or solitaire Or read- fixing my house – helping me a little
We have to do whatever we can to be okay – tough I know it – But I find doing things I am. It used to- having to focus on something happy helps-

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On the way to the grocery store:

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@zeiracorp

On the way to the grocery store:

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@zeiracorp – Thanks for sharing these photos, you must live in the country!

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@johnbishop

@zeiracorp – Thanks for sharing these photos, you must live in the country!

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We live in a moderately rural area.

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@grandpabob

By contrast to Dana's summer like photo. This is what greeted us yesterday morning. One thing we can be sure of living in the Northern Plains, is weather unpredictability. Thankfully I really enjoy all four seasons.

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@grandpabob Beautiful, I love the look of the snow in the bright sunshine but then there's the shoveling I guess unless you need to go somewhere just sit an enjoy.

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@zeiracorp

On the way to the grocery store:

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Beautiful

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Hi! I just started a course on Coursera offered by the University of Toronto. It deals with anxiety and coping with the stress brought on by COVID-19. I highly recommend this to others. There is no fee for this course so no excuse not to enroll.

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@iamkaren

Hi! I just started a course on Coursera offered by the University of Toronto. It deals with anxiety and coping with the stress brought on by COVID-19. I highly recommend this to others. There is no fee for this course so no excuse not to enroll.

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@iamkaren Here is the website for the course you are speaking about. It's worth a look see, and probably would be good to have it in the anxiety discussion for COVID-19, also.

https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19
Ginger

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@gingerw

@iamkaren Here is the website for the course you are speaking about. It's worth a look see, and probably would be good to have it in the anxiety discussion for COVID-19, also.

https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19
Ginger

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Thanks for the link.

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My daughter had tumor removed from her brain. It was tested and found to have, " MGMT Promoter Methylation" . Does that mean I carry this or(logic) my wife carries.

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@artscaping

@bookysue, Hi there. Thank you for MR Word info. I have a hard time staying focused on games right now. I will give this one a try. Any tricks and trips. I hope you are feeling well and keeping calm.
Be safe and protected.
Chris

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@bookysue, MR Word is a great game. To really win big you have to get a lot of double words. Thanks again. I have a new game.
May you have a lovely sleep tonight.
Chris

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@mcryan

My daughter had tumor removed from her brain. It was tested and found to have, " MGMT Promoter Methylation" . Does that mean I carry this or(logic) my wife carries.

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Hello @mcryan — I not sure anyone here can answer your question. There is another discussion where other members are discussing similar questions. I'm tagging our Director @colleenyoung to see if we can move your post to the following discussion:

> Groups > Brain Tumor > Glioblastoma Grade 4 — https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/glioblastoma-grade-4/

@donnamar posted in the discussion MGMT methylation status (sequencing) promoter methylation not detected and may be able to provide more information for you. Also, you may be interested in the following article on the topic.

Personalized treatment strategies in glioblastoma: MGMT promoter methylation status
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3792931/

How is your daughter doing now that the tumor has been removed?

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