• Quarantine ended

    Asked by fiddler on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    Quarantine ended

    What will you do when the quarantine is ended? Personally, I'm staying inside for another 6 months after. I'll be 74 next month, had cancer, had a heart attack (chemo induced), have asthma. Boy howdy! I fit the profile for 24% of the deaths (the other 86% are male).

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    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      Depends on how this lifting of quarantine happens. I also fit several at higher risk categories. I will feel very vulnerable until I have had that vaccine. If that means continuing to limit contact with other people and wearing a mask in public for another year to 18 months or longer I will do it. Hopefully we will eventually get to a point where widespread testing is available.

      3 months ago
    • Kp2018's Avatar
      Kp2018

      I'm with you, fiddler and Bengal. My husband and I have too many vulnerabilities. We get "out" once a week for grocery shopping and other necessary errands, and use masks whenever the errands take us where there are other people. I cannot imagine going back to group cardio classes, or even my beloved yoga classes until this virus is a dim memory.

      Testing is proceeding very slowly in our area, so we have no idea of how widespread the disease is.
      I'm afraid it will take a very long time. I also will want to see the track record of any vaccine that is developed before I accept and trust it. I am becoming resigned to a long future of relative physical isolation.

      3 months ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      We're starting to peak here in NM. They profiled a Navajo carpenter the other day--very careful. Wore a mask all of time except once. He went to the gas station to fill up, got COVID there. In his 30s, no diabetes or anything. It's hitting the Navajos hard.

      My governor gave her daily briefing. She's working with the MASS. governor. Mass is testing one of the 3 tests approved by FDA. Anyway, Mass is helping us. Anyway,

      I saw a funny sign today---To those that want the economy to open up
      Retirement homes and hospitals are hiring
      Go take advantage of this.

      3 months ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      Obviously, there are some smart people here! But then we know all about sickness and disease and hospitals and horrible treatments. We are old pros!
      I will wear a mask for a long time, even if it keeps me just a little safe. I am way over 65, have heart problems, COPD from chemotherapy, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. If I get the death virus, I am dead.

      Let's just hope the other people, especially those idiots in Washington, are as smart as we are.

      3 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Donna and I have been talking about this very thing. She said if nothing else we're going to get in the car and just drive! I think she's getting that coronacabinfever.

      3 months ago
    • omaalyce's Avatar
      omaalyce

      I'm going to be 72 in August and have several chronic diseases that put me at high risk. I have not been out in 8 weeks. My husband is very healthy so he runs to the store but does wear gloves and a mask. We have not eaten any take out because I too worry about how the food is being handled. So, I've already said I will not be going out anytime soon. Due to my multiple issues my team has said I am to stay home. I'm getting a bit stir crazy, there are no dirty clothes, cushions etc. anywhere and if I go through my closet one more time I will have nothing to wear...LOL I have watched the entire Netflix episodes of The Tiger King-well, Big Cats is in Tampa so I had to watch that-I'm 23 miles outside of Tampa. Then I watched the entire episodes of Netflix's Wild, Wild Country. That occurred when I was living in Germany-had no idea-my goodness.

      I told my kids that I have not survived multiple cancers to be killed by a virus named Corona like the beer. So, all jesting aside, I will be self-quarantining for a while. Take care everyone and God Bless You All!

      3 months ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      We will continue to self-quarantine. I have ordered groceries twice for pick-up from Kroger. That worked really well. The cases are still rises in our area of GA - and our dumb governor is allowing hair salons, barber shops, tattoo parlors and gyms to reopen tomorrow and allow restaurants to begin dine-in on Monday. There is a lot of push-back on his decision and many of these businesses are opting not to reopen yet.

      3 months ago
    • ChildOfGod4570's Avatar
      ChildOfGod4570

      I honestly don't know what I will do once quarantine is lifted; it depends on if my church and community pool open. Being blind, I am used to being home a lot, so this isn't hitting me as hard as not being able to swim or attend church or fellowship with friends and family. HUGS and God bless.

      3 months ago
    • Dltmoll's Avatar
      Dltmoll

      I will be home until there is a vaccine as we too have a number of pre-existing conditions each. I anticipate it will be a long time. They say we are peaking, yet the graph just keep going up. The governor wants to extend this a couple weeks but the legislature is going to fight it despite overwhelming numbers saying it's too soon. Also at least one local commissioner is defying the current order, defining lawn service as essential when it is specifically prohibited. The May 1 deadline is only a week away and the ban will probably be lifted then. Political grandstanding, of which there had been way too much recently.
      As the governor says, better to be six feet apart than six feet under.

      3 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      l am like ChildOfGod4570. I don't know yet either. I won't be staying in place for months and years, I don't imagine. Like we're doing with my cancer, I'll probably "just wait and see." I'm not blind, but I do love to stay at home so this hasn't been all that difficult for me either, except that I truly miss going out to eat and going to church and seeing my friends. (A friend is making me a mask. She has to come to the heart doctor next week. We're going to meet at Sprouts and will do a social-distance shopping trip together. I'll get to sport my new mask! (I've been just using a folded up scarf with rubber bands over my ears...) I'm really looking forward to seeing her!!!)

      3 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      I'm not in treatment. I've been working from home. Ohio Gov has said May 1, which I think is too early. But my boss said we'd be going back a few at a time, throughout the company. And he says with my cancer diagnosis, I won't be going back anytime soon. I'm ok with that.

      3 months ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      Can someone please tell me how tattoo parlors can be considered a necessary business? Frankly I think they are a scourge, but that's just me!

      I just read today where a strip club chain in Flint MI. "Little Darlings" filed for government loan help. Those little ladies were having a hard time meeting personal expenses.
      We knew this would happen, didn't we?

      3 months ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      I'm 69 with mild asthma and mild hypertension (both very well-controlled). Used to be obese, but 10 mos. of near-keto made me reach my goal weight (and >10 lbs of my current weight is loose skin that in safer times I'd have trimmed). My husband, however, is 70, an ex-moderate-smoker, and a doctor who sees COVID patients every other weekend (though with PPE and not at close range). I intend to keep masking outdoors, social-distancing and disinfecting oft-touched circumstances. My Gov. has extended our stay-home order till at least mid-May, and I'm fine with that. All the venues at which I was to perform this summer are closed and festivals canceled. No plans to travel till hotels and rest stops are safe again--it'll be by car.

      3 months ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      A family here shared their story- there brother, a young Navajo carpenter, healthy, good weight-non-drinker. He self-isolated, wore a mask/gloves when outside. Not diabetic, etc.

      He rushed out without a mask or gloves and drove around the corner to gas his truck. He caught COVD 19 at the gas station, and he died 2 weeks ago. Several other people caught it there too.

      He felt safe because he was the only customer--make sure that you wear gloves at gas stations and rest stops. The virus lives several days- almost a week, waiting and hoping someone will stop at that lonely rest stop and gas station. .

      3 months ago
    • ChildOfGod4570's Avatar
      ChildOfGod4570

      Molly72, I agree with you. Why are tattoo parlors considered esscential, and why are televised wrestling matches also considered esscential when salons must remain closed? All these businesses involve personal contact by touch, but only hair cutting would be considered at least practical. With so many people applying for new jobs, how can they make a good first impression with stringy, straggly hair or roots showing for those who color? That kind of messes with my logic. HUGS and God bless.

      3 months ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      11% of NM population are Native Americans. These poor people are 44% of the COVID 19 cases in NM, including the young carpenter that died. It's hard to wash hands without running water. Then extended families live together. One cough and several are infected with a cold, flu, COVID-19. Those pray, please pray for the Native Americans.

      3 months ago
    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      My prayers are definitely with the Native American tribes in our Western States. I understand they have high rates of positive testing.
      I pray for all affected by this disease. I really feel for those unable to afford adequate treatment. It’s so scary.

      3 months ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati (Best Answer!)

      Thank you for your prayers and kind hearts for Navajos and other Native American tribes.. Since you started praying- University of California-San Francisco sent a 150 volunteers-doctors, nurses, phlebotomist, etc. to Hiroshi Miyamura High School, Gallup, NM. Miyamura was awarded the Medal of Honor while he was a POW during the Korean War. He was more than likely in intelligence interrogator on the front lines.

      Yesterday, a National Guard convoy of produce and livestock left southeastern Colorado and New Mexico farms/ranches for the Navajo Nation. Farmers in both states questioned the wisdom of plowing food under when a brother American nation was being slammed by COVID. The farmer's Assoc in Colorado contacted the Navajo president, who contacted the the NM national guard-and made arrangements to enter Colorado.

      3 months ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      That is awesome good news, meyati. That's what we need to see more of in this country, people helping people. Connecting farmers who have food they can't ship with people who are going hungry because they can't get food makes a whole lot of sense to me . I just read an article in our local paper about dairy farmers distributing milk, that they would have otherwise had to dump, to families with children or anybody who could use it. Great!

      3 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      I am afraid that small businesses like restaurants may find that opening up is less profitable than remaining closed. They will have to limit the seating so they will not have the capacity make money on the space that they are paying for. Then as some have indicated here some people might be reluctant to patronize these businesses out of fear,
      I checked the Washington Board of Health website last night . It looks like we are now well on our way down the slope. However we don't have optimum testing capacity (does anyone?). Current stay-at-home order expires on May 4th. Governor Inslee has indicated that the order may be modified then. My thoughts are if this is working so well why stop now let's see where the curve plateaus on the downside.
      I had a discussion with a lady from my church about if the Governor reopens the churches. Will there be streaming of services for highly vulnerable individuals like myself.
      As for the masks, I love them. My son and I found out that the masks my brother sent me actually filter out allergens, When my son came to take me to the Dr. his truck was covered in pollen. Neither of us sneezed even once. That same amount of pollen has sent me to the Urgent Care Clinic in the past.

      3 months ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      you realize that the Orange Monster might see the same person several times a day, and each time they see trump- they are given an instant COVID test-each person each day--- Those tests could have saved lives of many first responders

      Then the mask thing- I've been wearing them after my face healed up from surgery-radiation-not a lot because they are irritating to me. The West Wing, and Agency heads ordered thousands of masks, while telling us masks were useless for protection. I had to go to the ER during this thinking-Masks don't protect. I wore my mask--The doctor said-- You know that doesn't protect you. I said--Yes, but they say it might protect you from anything I have. The doctor looked sheepish- smiled and said- Thank you. It is a shame on how that thought came up and was passed down to even the frontline medical staff of America. I added- if you sprayed betadine or ink on me- the area under the mask would be pretty darn clean, while the rest of my face would be discolored that-a little protection is better than none. they stared and nodded.

      3 months ago
    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      As most of you know, our governor in SC decided to open the state for business again for many types of shops. We have two outlet malls here in our area. Well, it's Tanger Outlets but there are two locations. I would say that over 90% of the stores are opting to remain closed for awhile longer. The parking lots were almost empty when I was driving by on my way to the grocery store earlier. It was desolate there. I did stop into Panera to get an iced coffee, the first one I have had in about 8 weeks (I should have left it alone because the iced coffee was not as good as I remembered. I had about two sips and threw it out. Wow, how taste changes when you detox yourself from sugar and caffeine). The manager in Panera said people started showing up around 11:00 and by noon everyone was gone. People really are NOT ready for the world to open back up as much as people believe.

      3 months ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      I so agree-many people have been saying that it will take time for customers to gain confidence to do local shopping. Testing would be helpful for small business owners and customers.

      3 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      legaljen, I think the reaction to the "Grand Reopening" here might resemble what you have just described. The people I know really want to get back to normal but they are frightened. Of course since I live in an over 50 complex, my neighbors are in the vulnerable demographic.

      3 months ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      I prefer to look at it not so much as people being frightened as people being smart.

      3 months ago
    • fiddler's Avatar
      fiddler

      Meyati ... I cried when I read your last post. Tribes have been hard hit since 1st Contact. Your Nation is very savvy, yet many Rez's are not receiving as much as the Navajo, like Browning. How are your "enemies" the Hopi faring?

      On another note, thanks for the info on masks - my sense was that they don't work either way (giving/getting), so now I'll find a reliable source (for nit pickers) and write a post on FB to call BS. However, I will wear a mask to keep my hands away from my face until I can use hand sanitizer (60%+ alcohol) after each 'touch' outside the home.

      3 months ago
    • fiddler's Avatar
      fiddler

      Molly72

      the virus apparently started in SFO; a post-mortem test was done on a Chinese-American and they found the virus. He died in November 2019!!! We're not done for a loooooong time. So the "idiots in WA" were as much victims as the rest of the country it seems. My son still lives there and I worry for him - he's working from home and is taking care of himself and his household.

      3 months ago
    • fiddler's Avatar
      fiddler

      ChicagoSandy ... you perform? How so? I miss the smorgasbord of arts that CHI has to offer! When I moved to this town in OR, I said to my husband, "I feel like back in 1950s Wheaton." They haven't progressed much here - the state is a mix of raw beauty and farmlands. Hahahaha

      I, too, went on a near-KETO diet in February 2017 and my labs are now so good my cardio doc says he's jealous and wants my numbers! He agrees with the no grains diet, especially wheat (GMO, as is corn, btw, except corn from Mexico where GMO is banned), and he recommended a book "Wheat Belly". People don't believe it, but you and I are living examples! Keep up the good work girl!

      3 months ago
    • fiddler's Avatar
      fiddler

      BoiseB ... I heart your blurb about the masks and pollens! They keep hands away from the face, too, until we can use sanitizer (with 60% or more alcohol).

      OR is opening some businesses on Monday (4th), like the newspaper where my husband works part-time (he's "supposed" to be retired), so I will require him to use sanitizer as soon as he walks in the door and puts his things down hahaha. Maybe a shower. Meyati's post is making me nervous, so for a period of 6 months after the last COVID-19 case in OR, I'll take precautions.

      We have ordered p/u dinners from a local restaurant, to help them financially. This past Sunday they made a "rare mistake" according to the waitress and chef put 4 pcs of fish in our boxes instead of 3. I cheated and had some fries (potatoes are a no-no on sort-of-KETO-type diet). Our fish in the PNW is so good!

      3 months ago
    • fiddler's Avatar
      fiddler

      My best to all of you ... let's be smart and stay safe, however/whatever that means for each of us.

      3 months ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      fiddler--- I meant the idiots in Washington, DC, not the state of Washington.
      The idiots supposedly "leading" our country!

      3 months ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Fiddler- I'm German on my mothers side-my grandma came from Hamburg. Grandpa's family spoke German better than English, but the fought in the French-Indian War in upstate NY, then in the Colonial army in upstate NY. They eventual ended up in South Dakota before the Civil War.

      My other side of the family is Black Irish. Being Black from the Spanish Armada-DNA shows Sub-Saharan DNA-- Black- I'm not a Navajo nor Native American-- I am of the southwest and I've always liked my neighbors-all of them.

      3 months ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      meyati, just curious. Where in upstate New York?

      3 months ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      Fiddler, I am a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and mountain dulcimer player. Occasionally (in a group or duo setting) I play harmonica and acoustic bass guitar.

      3 months ago
    • ChildOfGod4570's Avatar
      ChildOfGod4570

      Hello, everybody. Yesterday, I found out that our governor is opening up all of Florida except for Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami Dade Counties. All but the aforementioned counties will go into phase 1, meaning, restaurants will have outdoor dining and 25% capacity inside. Some recration will be open again, but hair salons are still closed. The 3 above counties are still in lock down until further notice. HUGS and God bless.

      3 months ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      They were Upstate- farmers-trappers--They jumped to Ohio and ended up on the border for the Sioux and Minnesota. To get some money, my great grandfather went to Iowa to collect General Dodge's enlistment bounty. He never paid that out to anybody. Several of the family was still suing the Dodges into the 1960s.

      I guess Dodge and Trump would have liked each other.

      3 months ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      meyati, I was curious when you mentioned Upstate NY 'cause my ancestors settled in far upstate (next stop Canada) from New England at start of 1800s. But then, anything north of Poughkeepsie is considered Upstate so chances are your folks and mine were never next door neighbors. ;)

      3 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      All those nutjobs running around with their assault rifles, I think that stay at home order just might be a true shelter in place. Don't know which frightens me most guns or viruses.

      3 months ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Bengal-I don't know exactly where. I saw the record -family bible- in the 1950s, but somebody stole it.
      It had which Continental Army, and the list of their campaigns., I do know they left and headed West in the late 1700s.

      3 months ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      Oh, dear. How tragic to lose that information, meyati. I know we've gotten off subject but I am very interested in family history.

      3 months ago
    • JustGrateful's Avatar
      JustGrateful

      When it's "over" I will still do things differently than I did before. I suspect masks will be a long term fashion statement for those of us with underlying health concerns like cancer.

      3 months ago
    • fiddler's Avatar
      fiddler

      ChicagoSandy
      Wow! You are one talented woman! Mountain dulcimer ... one of my faves to listen to. I like mountain music (not Bluegrass).

      3 months ago
    • fiddler's Avatar
      fiddler

      I don't wear a mask now, and won't 'after'. What I do and will continue to do, is wash my hands and face when returning from a public place, like a grocery store. Viruses are spread by touch.

      If you do use a mask, wash or throw away after each use and immediately wash your hands and face. Or/and, leave your shoes outside and wash your outer clothing right away, too, then shower.

      3 months ago

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