Sep 12, 2021 07:44PM nopink2019 wrote:
Mental affects --I'm more focused on the limited time I have left and things I'd like to do.... but can't. Pandemic has made "bucket list" an impossibility. In fact when vaccines arrived and things looked better in the spring I had some hope, but now I've lost all expectations related to "future". Saw various family & friends over last couple of months and can't help but think it might be last time (scanxiety & prospect of growing pandemic effects) I seem to focus on things I should wrap up for DH while still able, but get stressed at the length of that list and panic into stifling inaction. Because of the pandemic and MBC, I really can't look ahead to even the season changing.
Health & physical affects of pandemic. --I've seen ads about getting updated on personal healthcare (that may have been put off due to covid). Just realized I'm in that category. While I've not missed any MO appts (and I don't think treatment plans were affected) my eyesight is worsening, teeth need cleaning & now have some movement issues that I'd usually begin by seeing my chiropractor. Since those will be close exams, I don't want any providers who haven't been vaccinated. I always ask and if they refuse to tell me I take it as a NO and tell them I won't book an appt. I realize they aren't MDs but I question their concern for their patients well being and I prefer not to do business with them. So trying to find new dentist/hygienist, optometrist and chiro is time-consuming/annoying and when I find one, appt are months out.
I'm actually feeling fine on these meds since June and try to show that face to friends & family, but you asked, so I dumped.