Covid 19 worries

I want to travel, but still afraid! The anxiety of this pandemic is real and understandable for you and your sister but the threshold for me is when I can't function normally. Find it hard to work, eat, sleep - just recently went through that and seeking help now. I'm still anxious but functional. Keen to hear how it plays out for you.

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I have not had time for anxiety. Between both of my jobs, I have been working 60+ hours weekly, plus Volunteer fire and EMS service. I do know, that I am burning out. April 5th will make 2 years since my Last real vacation(out of the country, with no cell phones) We missed 2 cruises this year...but I have a lot of vacation time to use in 2021...

It is not easy staying positive, but that's what I try to do. I want to travel but more importantly, I want to hug my Mom. She is in a living care facility and we can't even visit outside anymore. I am a "hugger" and the 6 foot guideline is messing with my normal pattern. Granted we aren't seeing people much, but when we do I feel a bit empty, because of the social distance thing. I just remind myself that this will eventually get better.

Hope you find the help you need (and want). Enjoy what you can. Be patient and keep the hope of good things to come.

Good advice AP. This virus is affecting each and all of us. We have to trust those in the "know" and do our part to stem the tide. Stay Safe.

We are all feeling it. The best thing that helps me through the day is the dogs. I'm so glad we got them a year ago. I'm in Los Angeles and we are back to "Safer At Home" semi lock down. Since I have underlying health conditions I do not go out of the house much, in the last 3 months I have used less then 1/4 tank of gas and most of that was just going for a drive alone to keep the SUV running and it's battery charged. It is even hard to get into X-mass spirit, I know I will not see any family this year. Having near 80 degree weather this weekend does not help the X-mass spirit much. When I hung the X-mass lights I was in shorts and a T-shirt in November.

I try and focus on the good, I have the dogs, great neighbors to talk to while staying socially distanced and a safe neighborhood to go walk around . I have even been so bored I have done some work in cleaning out the storage shed and the garages. I gave myself a goal to fill a trashcan every week or or two. Since I'm stuck at home I have been cooking all meals at home, I have been doing from scratch meals not frozen foods. My neighbor and I take turns cooking since we both live alone.

Life sucks rite now, but the Vaccine is o the way and hopefully we will be back to a more normal life mid to late next year. I am already talking to my brother in-law and nephew about a river cruise or maybe New Zealand when it is safe to travel again.

We are just taking it in stride as best we can. We are doing what humans do best .. we adapt. We carry on and try to make the best of what we are given. And then we dream of sunshine and beaches and and a lido deck.

I work in a nursing home. It's very depressing not seeing the families there. My residents haven't seen their families in a year, as of this month. It's heartbreaking to see them wanting that social interaction with their families and not being able to provide anything other than FaceTimes for them (which, if you ask me, is not substitute for seeing someone actually in-person). I work in the Recreation Department, so my job is to make sure that everyone is mentally ok.

I haven't seen my family either since September, I live with my at-risk folks, one of which is a fellow frontliner. This will be the first Christmas that I haven't been able to spend time with my niece and nephew (8 years and 4 years, respectively). They know about the virus and why Auntie has to stay away. They know that Auntie is a Healthcare Hero (as is Grammy) and needs to protect other people. They also know that when this is all over and Auntie gets her vaccine, WATCH OUT.....she will hug the stuffing out of them!

I'm sorry to hear from you. Yes, Not seeing them might be heartbreaking and I really feel you.

Thank you, thank you, thank you... I can't write that enough to express my gratitude for what you are doing!

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That is right, we strive for the best of ourselves. I read this helpful site and I thought of sharing this with you too - https://globalizationandhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12992-020-00589-w

yes you are right, let us hope that vaccine will help us ease whatever anxiety and pain we feel. Good luck.

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