How Has COVID-19 Affected Your Life (Personally)?

Pecos

Senior Member
Location
South Carolina
I am doing pretty well all things considered. Between the virus and my cancer I have a lot of constraints on my life. I have about 10 months until I complete the cancer hormone treatments and who knows when the virus will get under control. After they come to a conclusion, I look forward to returning to a normal life.

The other half of my 'truth" is that my wife makes all the difference in the world. If I did not have her, my life would be absolute crap. Do I put her on a pedestal? You bet I do!
 

MickaC

Senior Member
Location
Manitoba, Canada
@chic I am very sorry for what you're having to go through, financially. In ours plans for our future and retirement, i'm sure we all have hoped that our security is not pulled out from under us.
And now, that nightmare, stares a lot of us in the face.
There's no way anyone could have saw this coming.
Please be sure that we are here for support for each other.
Point......Life can really suck at times.....Sorry for using that word.
Please keep connected and posting.
Support for each other is what we all need.
Please stay safe, well and connected.
 

fancicoffee13

Member
Location
Texas
As a survivor, I am feeling nothing. Something happened to me and I can't even get excited about having the dog around me anymore and that is really odd. I couldn't care less if baseball is played or not and that is odder still. I am totally off kilter here.
You sound like you need to talk to a professional. Medically speaking, there may be an imbalance there and you could feel a lot better when you find out what it is.
 

fancicoffee13

Member
Location
Texas
I started carrying a plastic glove in my wallet so I could touch the key pad for my debit card with that instead of my finger. I sometimes wear a mask and other times I wear a face shield. I step aside when people get too close, and I listen closely to the updates. They aren't good at all for now. Can't go see my family, that is the biggy right there!
 

chic

SF VIP
Location
U.S.
When things open back up do you think you can arrange private sessions with former clients? This has to be so nerve wracking. :(
I don't know. The healing art center where I worked has reopened only for the retail portion, but services and health, like reiki,, massage, yoga and even meditation, how can you do this masked? As an instructor you need to see how someone is breathing because it's a large part of doing it correctly. I don't even know if the owner will continue or sell up. A lot of businesses in my area have gone under because of the strict regulations in my state.

My friend just quit her part time teaching job because of it. The worst thing to be right now is a teacher/instructor. It may force me to make a move into the virtual world and just hope for the best. We'll see and thank you for your concern. It's tough facing new beginnings at 65. Just when you think you've got it all planned something like this happens.
 
I try hard to remember to count my blessings. When I think of how much worse it could be it forces me think of those who are hungry, can't pay their bills, or those who are sick or have a family member die alone from the horrible curse we're all living through. I'm not really an optimistic person by nature, so this is a real stretch for me to be sure. At my age I'm afraid I'll never live long enough to hear the words "Remember the pandemic of 2020?" My mother lived to old age and remembered the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 killed 675,000 in the USA when she was 10 yrs. old. She told me all about it and I never thought I'd see her nightmare with my own eyes.
 
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win231

Well-known Member
Location
CA
This virus is what I call a "Blame Virus." The fear is causing some people to blame anyone they can - usually out of ignorance....."You stood too close to me"......"You breathed near me"....."You sneezed when you were 5'11" from me, instead of the recommended 6 feet"....."You were wearing the wrong type of mask, or wearing it improperly"...."You touch too many things"......You have too many friends at your house"......"You have a dog"....."You have a cat"......"Don't you know pets can spread it?"

My nephew is married & has a 2 year old daughter & a boy on the way. I can understand his concern, but for several months, he wouldn't eat anything his mother cooked. He was afraid that his mother would pick up Coronavirus in the market & contaminate the food while she cooked it.
He was also afraid to let his mother (the child's grandmother) visit until recently.
I won't go near my nephew or his wife or kids; they might blame me if anyone got sick - "You've been going for walks outside"........& I don't need that crap, so I just stay away.....not worth the stress.
 

fancicoffee13

Member
Location
Texas
This virus has changed my life in small ways. I got to sewing again. I used to love sewing, but since my husband died in 2015, I seem to have put it up. I also am more aware of the guidelines, listening to the news, and cleaning on a different level, etc. When I go to get gas, I will not touch those pads to put in the code # for the debit card just like at the check outs. Touching things in the store just to pick it up and look at it is not an option much anymore. Things like going to see my relatives for a visit can't happen because my sibling has cancer and doing treatments. Big changes!!! Going to church, can't go either. So, lots going on, but there are positives too and I try to remind myself of those more.
 
Another beach day, at our secret beach here on the south central coast of California..you simply must know how to get here, and I'm not telling.

No crowding here, and we can even stay out of the sand on the bluff and feed the little rock squirrels. Find the squirrels.
This time we brought them a bag of healthy pumpkin seeds instead of sharing our chips. We had live entertainment and it didn't cost a thing. The temp was a
perfect 75 F. and the music was on Pandora with "old music by dead people "on my smart phone. I've lived my whole life in this area and I've appreciated living here every day of my long life.
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fancicoffee13

Member
Location
Texas
Another beach day, at our secret beach here on the south central coast of California..you simply must know how to get here, and I'm not telling.

No crowding here, and we can even stay out of the sand on the bluff and feed the little rock squirrels. Find the squirrels.
This time we brought them a bag of healthy pumpkin seeds instead of sharing our chips. We had live entertainment and it didn't cost a thing. The temp was a
perfect 75 F. I've lived my whole life in this area and I've appreciated it every day of my long life.View attachment 112852View attachment 112853 life.
Oh, WOW! People are so jealous of you right now! But, that is ok, enjoy.
 
Oh, WOW! People are so jealous of you right now! But, that is ok, enjoy.
Thanks Fanci. I'm so sorry you lost your husband, and that makes it really rough, especially now. I lost mine of 42 years married in 2005 and I thought my life had ended too, but it didn't for sure. My new life is better than I had ever dreamed it could be. Sharing a day like today with someone you love, well it does not get better than that. " Bowmore" and I married in 2007 and we love each other to pieces.
To say that I'm blessed is a true understatement, and I'm so thankful.
 

StarSong

Well-known Member
Another beach day, at our secret beach here on the south central coast of California..you simply must know how to get here, and I'm not telling.

No crowding here, and we can even stay out of the sand on the bluff and feed the little rock squirrels. Find the squirrels.
This time we brought them a bag of healthy pumpkin seeds instead of sharing our chips. We had live entertainment and it didn't cost a thing. The temp was a
perfect 75 F. and the music was on Pandora with "old music by dead people "on my smart phone. I've lived my whole life in this area and I've appreciated living here every day of my long life.
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Was this taken near Pismo or SLO? (San Luis Obispo for the non-Californians.)

Other than this stay-at-home year, we usually RV camp in those areas for a couple of weeks each summer. So peaceful for the soul.

Beautiful beach photos, @Kayelle! Makes me hanker even more for beach time a few hours north of LA.
 

OneEyedDiva

Senior Member
Location
Nrw Jersey
Original Poster
As a survivor, I am feeling nothing. Something happened to me and I can't even get excited about having the dog around me anymore and that is really odd. I couldn't care less if baseball is played or not and that is odder still. I am totally off kilter here.
I'm glad you survived Lewkat but I'm sorry that you are feeling like you do! I hope things get better for you.
 


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