I’ve made the decision to isolate myself.
I won’t be leaving my home (except to walk my dog).
I’m not sick. I’m not panicking. I’m trying to be a responsible citizen.
I’ve been wrestling with this decision for a few days now. If I’m honest, I don’t really want to do it.
I can, because I work from home, but does anyone really want to give up their normal activities? I certainly don’t.
Also, since I live alone, I’m finding the idea of going without human interaction for an extended period to be a bit daunting.
But the more I read about how the efforts to #flattenthecurve can mitigate the spread and effects of COVID-19, the more I feel I have an obligation to do my part.
This isn’t just about the coronavirus, it’s about a healthcare system that has finite resources in terms of workers, space, and supplies. I cannot, in good conscience, inadvertently contribute to the stress on the system and endanger those in my community, just because it’s inconvenient and uncomfortable for me as an individual.
Wish me luck! (And congratulate my mutt who’s suddenly going to have A LOT more company than she’s accustomed to.)
Hi JB, I have been home also, I don’t even want to venture out to the food store crowds, I don’t feel the need to be in crowded areas and will avoid them and stay isolated here. My husband and son work, so we never know what can be brought home to me. My daughter works from home 4 days a week but the day I babysit she is staying home so I don’t inadvertently get sick from the children, their school is closed not sure when they will open. I have autoimmune condition and I am 69, so isolation is the way to go! I have not been feeling well for a few months and have be undergoing a lot of tests, one more next week, and I don’t really want to go to the facility! I wish I did not have to go food shopping! Thank goodness for the internet to keep in touch! I can catch up on my reading now! Stay safe and healthy!
Isolating myself is just a natural thing for me to do. I have a compromised immunity already and have to be careful. I am also fortunate that I can work from home (and I have a cat who demands I serve her!) But I have found that I also have to be very sure that I make an effort to interact with people somehow. Depression and Anxiety are real problems and can be just as dangerous as getting sick. I am also lucky that I do have 2 other members of this family that do live here and come and go with the outside world! I haven’t made them start wearing face masks yet, but one of them does work at a hospital! Oh and one of them works at a Hardware store, they sell toilet paper and we have plenty! 😀
JB Lynn says
Keep on staying safe!
Casey Clark says
Me too. I totally understand what you mean. I feel like it’s a very responsible thing to do.