Heighway61 wrote: »
We are struggling.
I'm not in good health - cancer, heart block, chronic autoimmune disease, chronic progressive neurological condition.
My wife makes between 12 and 21 house calls per day for the HSE. She is terrified she will pass the infection on to me or to her clients (who she has personally got to know). There is no PPE equipment available. She is many years at this job and is hard-nosed and experienced but at night she cries.
It's affecting my eating and my sleep. My autoimmune condition is flaring due to the stress. We are assuming my wife is carrying the virus into the house when she gets home at night and are trying to zealously clean. However, every day we see something new that we should have been doing. If there was somewhere I could isolate myself for the duration of this thing I would do that, but there isn't.
We feel it is just a matter of time.
Hobgoblin11 wrote: »
Not looking for a lecture but has anyone else been drinking more than usual?
grindle wrote: »
Sher WFH makes it so much easier. No having to deal with looking at real humans the next day or having to wake up a couple of hours earlier to travel to those humans.
Has it's plusses and minuses - having a ball with friends over the internet every night vs salty head each day.
Xertz wrote: »
To be honest, I’m not sure I can post on boards anymore. I’m finding some people extremely agressive and snappy and it’s just putting me into really dark mood.
I need to ignore this forum for a while, more so the main thread.
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dd973 wrote: »
Irish Times website bellyaching about 'Ooh, there's going to be a Recession'.
Yeah, like that's the big issue now, screw that for the time being, let's worry about this first.
fishy_fishy wrote: »
Unfortunately that's at the forefront of a lot of peoples worries and it's not fair of you to belittle that. Many people, myself included (plus a lot of acquaintances of my age, finally getting permanent jobs etc), were just back to normal after the last one. Staring down the barrel of another round is very worrying and very disheartening.
Yes, people will get this virus and die, others will be permanently weakened from it. That doesn't negate the concern about whether we'll have a salvageable economy at the end of this.
fishy_fishy wrote: »
I'm not coping at all. I dunno what to do. It's too much
Persepoly wrote: »
Fishy, it's so hard Are you living alone? Self isolating? Is there anything you can think of that will help you feel a little better?
My own mental health is taking a hit but this week I'm doing better. Staying away from the main thread here and the AMA helps me. There is something unhealthy in going around the same circle of doom. We all know this is serious.
Other things I do that is helping me is keeping in touch with people. Not everyone however is willing to talk and that can add to the loneliness. I told a close friend I was afraid and was met with "more people die in car accidents everyday". I guess that's her way of coping.
We need to try take every day as it comes even though looking ahead is so tempting. Practising gratitude is helpful too. Not easy either but it helps to keep the head. Tell yourself that you will get through this one step at a time.
DisneyLover wrote: »
I was contacted by the psychiatric hospital I was in last year for anxiety to see how I was which was so nice.
I think a huge thing aswell is you can end up on your laptop phone etc all day.. try go out into the garden of even paint
lucalux wrote: »
Good news moment and posting here as it might suit some people who are self isolating and struggling with the lack of normal activities.
Drive-in movie theatre at Leopardstown.
They just had a feature on RTE Radio 1.
Book online, no contact with anyone outside your own car. Tune in your radio for audio!
Shows at 12, 3, 6 and 9pm.
Seems like a great initiative for the times, fair play to themhttps://www.retrodrivein.ie/