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    Originally Posted by luminousone
    They have not allowed visitors for at least 2 weeks. Maybe they did in hospice though.

    My mom is 99. She had had a long full life. She does have dementia. Iím just sad she has to be alone at this time. She does sleep a lot these days, so maybe she is oblivious...
    That's really tough. I think that's one of the worst parts of this whole situation: people not being able to visit their loved ones in the hospitals and nursing homes.

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    Originally Posted by luminousone
    Well, it was a matter of time. The virus has hit my momís care center. It was someone on the hospice side, but it likely will make its way around the building.

    They have not allowed visitors for at least 2 weeks. Maybe they did in hospice though.

    My mom is 99. She had had a long full life. She does have dementia. Iím just sad she has to be alone at this time. She does sleep a lot these days, so maybe she is oblivious...

    News reports from the Detroit area are terrifying. It has hit that area the past 2 days!

    Prayers for all healthcare workers.
    Prayers for your mom. How are YOU doing? Do they have a plan of action?

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    I am finally regaining my energy that was sapped with the last virus. I have weird symptoms - wheeziness and slight hives. The ascites fluid is still building up but at a slower pace. At some point I will need to have it drained again. But I dread going for the procedure, because it increases my possible exposure to the virus.

    In the meantime, it is taking a while to get my treatment coordinated - mostly because of COVID19. So many people are working from their homes.

    My insurance approved the drugs but are mailing it to me from another part of the state. So that is different. Iíll have to wipe down the box to avoid exposure to the virus.

    They had me go through a class with a nurse from the cancer center (via phone) on side effects and self care. Then today the pharmacist called me and went through much of the same info. I asked a lot of questions.

    I didnít sleep well last night - I got too freaked out about my mom, the virus explosion in the Detroit area near where I grew up, having to start work from home today, and worries about my medical stuff.

    A good night sleep and some meditation helped. I have to stop watching so much news.

    I am braced for my momís inevitable death, whether it be from COVID19 or natural causes. That bracing has not changed much since before the virus. She is 99, after all, I already felt that she could go at any time. And in a sense, because she has dementia, we had already begun the long goodbye.

    So, how am I? Intermittently terrified of the virus and the cancer. And then bringing myself together to focus on the ďnowĒ and what I can control in life - social distancing, healthy practices, going through treatment.

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    Oh sweetheart; your post makes me cry for you.

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    My brother called me tonight. He made me laugh a bit - I so needed that.

    Then my friend J called - she filed for food stamps and unemployment today.

    It helps to talk and laugh and connect with people.

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    Originally Posted by luminousone
    And then bringing myself together to focus on the ďnowĒ and what I can control in life - social distancing, healthy practices, going through treatment.
    What a terrible time to be going through so much. I wish there was something I could do for you. You're in my thoughts and prayers, regardless.

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    Sending you hugs, luminousone.

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    Originally Posted by journeynow
    Sending you hugs, luminousone.
    Thank you, JN!

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    Originally Posted by Jibralta
    What a terrible time to be going through so much. I wish there was something I could do for you. You're in my thoughts and prayers, regardless.
    Thanks Jib.
    Not that there is a good time to get cancer, but this has been difficult - because my doctors and health care professionals are distracted.

    People are working from home and calling me to make appointments from their personal phones.

    I was supposed to have a shot last Monday but when they called to schedule other things, there was no order for the shot. I finally called on Wednesday to have them ask the doctor- because my chemo pills came in finally. He was confused and thought I had already had the shot.

    He is a great doctor- everyone is stressed out and confused. I am going to have to really advocate for myself.

    Anyhow, I started the chemo pills and got the shot on Thursday - which messed up the timeline a bit for the doctorís plans but heíll figure it out.

    My son is going to help me gather my materials and books from work tomorrow. I had to get special permission from my boss. Other employees did it last week, but I wanted to wait another week so I could get my sonís help. Also to avoid other traffic in the building.

    A few doctor appointments this week, and some remote work as I feel able.

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    So, my neighbor has Alzheimerís. Her husband passed away 3 years ago so she lives alone. They never had children and she does not have siblings, but her sister in law lives on the East coast.

    Sister in law does not seem to be interested in caring for my neighbor at all.

    The neighbor used to go grocery shopping with me every week, but obviously I had to stop doing that. Iím worried about her now as she is getting more paranoid.

    But this would be a terrible time for her to go into an institution.


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