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Offline Brokenwing

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Struggling with the Corona Virus Emergrncy
« on: March 22, 2020, 03:57:14 PM »
I have to admit I am so struggling with what I know is more fear then I should have.

We've been able to get groceries, have sone bleach, hand sanitizer, hand soap and even toilet paper.

But with the news on every channel talking about it constantly I can't help feeling stressed.

A guy friend even talked about getting a gun and I can't avoid imagining worst case scenarios happening where people start doing burglary because of running out of money and food.

I try to watch other things and know we can still go for a walk or drive but it's hard not to worry how long this will last, will anyone I know or care about get sick and even maybe die.

I know it's not a good idea to get a gun knowing I have depression and anxiety. 

Is anyone else scared?
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Re: Struggling with the Corona Virus Emergrncy
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 04:54:21 PM »
I can understand how the news can get to be too much with it being pretty much the only story out there.

I have been in a little bit of isolation mode for a while due to being off work for medical issues and just out of necessity have limited my outings to once a week for groceries and social visits only to friend’s houses rather than restaurants or pubs. I have been living like this pretty much for 3 years so to me there has been no change other than there is less traffic and the stores a quieter.

I only watch the local morning news and even give that a pass.  Too much information can sometimes be worse than not enough.  I don’t leave the TV on with the news channel droning all day because I don’t think there is any ‘update’ that could not be learned the next morning if it was that important.  Binging Netflix and listening to music are my defaults.

I guess what I am saying is that it becomes relative to what you are used to and for the vast majority I can see that the drastic changes to daily living can seem daunting.  But as long as you have a good support network, keep in touch with others and avoid the doom and gloom conversations, just go about your daily routines while following isolation rules and keeping things clean.   

It seems hard when the powers that be are setting the rules that limit our freedoms more or less but if you think about the times you have had a bad cold or flu or measles etc, this is exactly how you would be living so most of us have at some point or another.  At least now you don’t have to deal with how sick you would be feeling at the same time.

Just keep in touch with friends/family/support group and as long as you take care of yourself,  follow the rules and try to keep any fearful thoughts in perspective, you, me and all of us will come out the other side with a History Book story about 2020.

Remember, every stressful situation in life can overwhelm us with "What IF" so instead, triumph over that and put your efforts into dealing with "What IS."
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Re: Struggling with the Corona Virus Emergrncy
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 10:06:22 AM »
You got hand sanitizer?  How lucky lol.  You would not be normal if you weren’t scared. I work in a hospital and it’s like playing Russian roulette every time I walk in. Will I get it today? 

The news is bad, and I find if we listen to it constantly it will be depressing.  I try to watch movies, listen to music.  Anything to get my mind off the constant bad news cycle.

We need to get groceries and other essential things, and the stay at home info is driving people to panic and forcing untrue stories and rumors to abound.

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Re: Struggling with the Corona Virus Emergrncy
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 07:21:58 PM »
We've got a bunker here. My wife/slave is germophobic and her mother the nurse is a bit hypochondriac. So, we've got about four month of food. We bought an upright freezer to hold it. And if we venture outside to populated areas, the procedure is now to strip naked at the washing machine and then go shower.

It looks like I'm going to live through this if it kills me.

At least I can do my job entirely at home.
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