While this may all seem overwhelming, it doesn’t need to be. Complete some basic preparations such as having a supply of non-perishable foods, medical supplies, prescription and other medications, and other necessities.
Wash your hands and cover your cough, and ask those around you to do the same. Practice social distancing.
This pandemic has shown a few "silver linings":
My doctor is suddenly doing prescriptions by phone. Long been a pet peeve. I no longer have to book/pay for handibus, go in, wait for hours, hand over a note to have Rx refilled, and another note to fax Rx to pharmacy and call the handibus for return home. Deja vu?
Streets and apartment building are quieter.
Companies that have always claimed to be inaccessible by email are suddenly flooding my inbox with corporate names and addresses (email contacts). Local businesses are blossoming online, too. It is a whole new world available at the click of my mouse. Dare I hope this on-line trend continues?
Doing well selling/downsizing with Kijiji. Covid restrictions work well-- people pay by etransfer, then pick up outside door. Has eliminated "no shows" and "looky-loos" as the item is already paid for. And I can email buyers that I can't do "try-ons and looks", as AHS does not permit garage sales.
Well, COVID-19 certainly has changed a lot of things.
My carefully-constructed "house of cards" has been blown to hell. Years of ideas and solutions... poof!
Managing the needs of a pandemic is challenging, especially in a wheelchair with limited fine motor skills.
Even gloves/face masks and washing hands is difficult and time-consuming. Lots of good reasons to stay home...
Items may not be available, meaning a wasted trip or more deliveries. Both are hard on a limited budget.
Handibus is on essential service. Boy, that makes staying home easy.
Gym/pool is closed which means exercising at home.
FCSS support is cancelled. Very slowly clean, change bed, do dishes. Garbage piles up.
Library is closed. TV is re-run extraordinaire. Finding new ways to entertain myself.
Social media is dire, full of experts, wanna-be stars, scams and fix-everything cures
Kathy White was diagnosed with MSA-C in Jan 2005. The creator is not a doctor or health care professional. This site reflects her own opinions and experiences.