Here in California, we are entering our 2nd week of our Covid-19 lock-down. Most of us are obeying the order and are staying home and only leaving our homes for necessities and medical needs. With that said, we are also dealing with it in our own ways.
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Many people are finding themselves in a position that they didn’t expect to be. They are not only working from home but are also homeschooling their children.
People who were used to working out at a gym have found ways to exercise at home.
Many medical tests, visits, and procedures have been put on hold. This has put a lot of people into a holding pattern with their illness. Some are dealing with symptoms they wouldn’t have had to. And others like myself, are treating injuries that aren’t life-threatening themselves.
Our patience is being tested in grocery stores because of:
- Lines to enter stores
- Not knowing if what we have on our grocery list will even be available.
The chronically ill are being tested in a different way:
- Delivery services that we relied on aren’t always available
- Some of us are increasing our chronic pain by waiting in long lines
- Not everyone can find the food they need for their specific dietary needs
My Lockdown Life
I have been documenting my lockdown experience daily on social media. With Disneyland closing on the 15th and the state locking down on the 19th, I came down with a case of the Disneyland Blues! To combat the blues and to share how I am dealing with the pandemic and isolation, I began daily posts. Each day I wear a different pair of Disney ears, share what is on my mind about current events, and using those thoughts to give Disneyland vacation tips.
We will get through this one day at a time ~The Disabled Diva #highriskcovid19 #pandemic #stayathome #lockdown #california #autoimmunediseaseTweet
The First Seven Days
I excited I was to see what adventures my #fifties would hold… This is not the kind of #adventure I had in mind #highriskcovid19 #pandemic #goldenyears #chronicillnessTweet
For the first time since my 1st #chronicillness #diagnosis there’s no reason for me to have to explain why my body won’t let me come out to play! #noguilt #highriskcovid19 #PsA #endo #fibroTweet
- How COVID-19 has Changed the Lives of the Chronically Ill
- Coping with a 30 Day Stay at Home Order in California
- What I am Doing to Prevent Chronic Pain Flares While Self-Quarantined