Posted by TT53 on Dec 9, 2020 9:44 am
I am a home body, so I am not too bad with it. I have lots of hobbies, so if I choose to, I can keep busy all the time. My hubby has a big shop, so he is busy as well, so we are managing.
My biggest issue is that we cannot see our family. Our son and daughter and our grandkids. That is our biggest impact of this. We miss them soooooo much. We had spent a lot of time visiting them, and now it is just phone calls. That is so sad.
My mom, who is in a senior home and has dementia, that one is the hardest one. I have not been able to see her for almost 10 months. We try zoom, but half the time she does not know who I am or she sleeps thru the session. The family connections are the most important to me, and that is the effect of covid19 on me.
I think that we just need to be patient and the end is coming to this nightmare. Wear masks and stay safe.
Posted by Boby1511 on Dec 9, 2020 3:40 pm
Posted by Cynthia Mac on Dec 10, 2020 7:51 am
Every vaccine that has been developed over time - polio, measles, chicken pox, flu - has had its issues. However, each one has also had its successes, and I can’t help but wonder where we would be as a society if we didn’t have any of them, or worse, if we had them and no one took them.
Posted by Stuartm on Dec 10, 2020 1:04 pm
I stay home whenever possible, sleep lots and take Zanax.
I don't know what I would do without the Zanax, it is as important (If not more important) than my pain meds.
Life with cancer, as you know, is not easy, the uncertainty is my biggest problem!
Just out of the blue my mind starts going around in circles with uncertainty and it is a very uncomfortable feeling, bordering on a panic attack. There is only so much that "distraction" can do.
I need to smarten up and realize that I am not alone. It blows me away that MANY MANY people have it far worse than I do!
Posted by annqb on Dec 11, 2020 9:55 am
But what should I do differently now? Last night I received an email from my daughter’s school notifying parents about school closure due to covid outbreak. Following shortly is another email with “Self Isolate Notice” because her cohort/class was exposed to someone tested positive with covid. This all happened last night, the night before my first chemo infusion treatment today! What a journey this all has been. I can’t imagine what others are going through.
Take care everyone!
Posted by Nicky01 on Dec 11, 2020 3:54 pm
Posted by Buffythevampire on Dec 12, 2020 5:58 pm
I ended up being asked by me employer to self-isolate as I came in contact with someone while I was not wearing a mask. The only time I do not wear a mask is while I am at a meal break. I am pretty sure that it was an employee that I got too close to. While in self-isolation my mother's health has declined. I have not been able to see her, but I have been calling her a few times (at least) a day. I am allowed to leave my house tomorrow. I am a little concerned at what I will find when I visit my mom. Will it still be my mom? I know that before my self-isolation she has not been eating/drinking enough and feel that it has only gotten worse. In the past we did so much together but since her cancer diagnosis (which was diagnosed after mine and not the same type) she seems to be reaching out to my brother and others instead of me.
I know that Covid has affected my mother more then it has affect me. The organizations which she frequented are closed. The social aspect of her life has suffered.
I watched one of the webinar's "palliative care or end of life care during covid 19". Informative but leaves me asking questions, like is mom getting palliative care of end of life care? She seems to fit in both categories.
Posted by Sylviequebecbc on Dec 28, 2020 11:05 am
Posted by Nicky01 on Dec 29, 2020 9:18 am
Resilience...today is a brand new day and I will make the most of it!
Posted by Sylviequebecbc on Dec 29, 2020 11:02 am
Hope you are all staying safe out there!
Posted by yorky123 on Jan 14, 2021 11:49 am
Lacey_Moderator My cancer is gone I am happy and grateful for that and I thought everything would go back to a somewhat normal daily living routine but that’s not happening. Just got my latest blood reports last week and my white count is still too low and they can not figure out why so I just came back from having more blood tests today, they are now looking to see if it could be lymphocytic leukemia or another kind of blood disease because of something they found within the bone marrow my doctor said that he is not sure until they do more tests, I figure he is just being thorough and he doesn’t want to miss anything!( At least I am hoping that’s what he is doing)
So to answer your question yes covid is still having a big impact on my life and my husband’s life as well. I was warned again today to avoid all contact with other people which I have been doing since March except for hospital appointments and nobody has come inside our house since March, most of my doctors appointments are done on the phone, right now I was suppose to see my doctor but It was canceled because he has contracted Covid-19 and he won’t return to work until after the holidays.....three days ago I found a lump in my left breast and I was told today that because of covid they are backed up and It looks like the request made for a mammogram won’t be done any time soon, I was suppose to have a follow up ultrasound for a lump found in my right breast in March which I had been told in august that it was nothing to worry about because it was a cyst but the doctor still wanted a three months follow up and that too won’t happen until next year because of covid. I have injured a knee because of too much walking and that’s one exercise I had to stop for now. I need physiotherapy but it will have to wait until the blood tests results are back and one of those test will take three months before I get the results. So I know all that might sound kind of bad but I still think that I am one of the lucky ones because there are other people that are still so much worst than I am and this past year I have kind of had to learn to roll with the punches and......take it just one day at a time because for now that’s all I can do!! Have a great day!!
Posted by yorky123 on Jan 14, 2021 12:03 pm
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