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September 03, 2021

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Nancy DeMere

I honestly don't think I will ever be able to enjoy large gatherings the way I did before--I just find it so stressful. Now that I am vaccinated, I worry about whether my immunity is still high or if I need a third shot.
Last night, watching a football game with a packed stadium, no social distancing, no masks, no vaccination requirement for entry I really got stressed worrying about how and when this will ever end. Will life ever be normal again?

Geraldine Scott

Have you considered getting a knee scooter? You'd be able to get around a lot quicker than on crutches. They are very reasonably priced on Amazon. I used one for 4-5 months....

Donna Tritz

Like Nancy, I now worry that, even being fully vaccinated isn’t enough - especially since I got the Pfizer vaccine. It turns out that the optimum spacing for the Covid vaccines is 8-10 weeks. The Pfizer shots were 3 weeks apart. They think that, since they were so close together, it’s as if we all received just ONE shot & not the 2 needed for coverage of 90-95%. The Moderna is a little better because they were 4 weeks apart & the dosage was higher. So it looks as if my instinct to prefer the Moderna was right. Being at very high risk because of age, weight, & a few comorbidities makes me hesitant to leave the house. Then this happened today at the high school my 2 youngest grands attend: https://www.opb.org/article/2021/09/03/vancouver-schools-lockdown-anti-mask-protesters-entry/

Donna Tritz

Like Nancy, I now worry that, even being fully vaccinated isn’t enough - especially since I got the Pfizer vaccine. It turns out that the optimum spacing for the Covid vaccines is 8-10 weeks. The Pfizer shots were 3 weeks apart. They think that, since they were so close together, it’s as if we all received just ONE shot & not the 2 needed for coverage of 90-95%. The Moderna is a little better because they were 4 weeks apart & the dosage was higher. So it looks as if my instinct to prefer the Moderna was right. Being at very high risk because of age, weight, & a few comorbidities makes me hesitant to leave the house. Then this happened today at the high school my 2 youngest grands attend: https://www.opb.org/article/2021/09/03/vancouver-schools-lockdown-anti-mask-protesters-entry/

Joyce Correia

I'm sorry you have to be experiencing this problem. Hope you recover quickly. I pulled mine once, had PT, and it still took a long time to recover. Today I'm looking forward to meeting with my knitting group. Five senior ladies with their yarn and needles doing whatever they fancy. Some basic knitting and one amazing project around my dining table. We're all awaiting our third vaccination.

Virginia McLaren

I completely understand and have similar feelings. I live in Georgia among people who don’t think Covid is a big deal, refuse to get vaccinated and won’t wear masks. My husband and I are totally vaccinated but he has leukemia so the thoughtlessness of others keeps us at home. Long walks are about it. And we were about to move back to the west coast to be nearer family when the pandemic hit and the fires out west started raging. So we are here…waiting it out. But I have my virtual and facetime events and I have my knitting. So, all is well. I repeat my mantra silently to myself all the time “all is well, we’ll get through this”. You will too. Sending positive thoughts and prayers that you heal quickly. And now to a little shopping on this website of yoirs.

Anonymous Please

I can relate in so many ways. I just started a new job outside the home three weeks ago. I was a WFH freelancer for the previous 10 years. My coworkers have the same pro-mask, pro-vax mindset. We work in cancer clinical trials, so that's a good thing!

My three kids are back to all in-person school, and we've had covid notifications for all the schools. My oldest is vaccinated; my middle and youngest aren't old enough.

I can also relate with the mobility/foot. I had foot surgery this spring. I was immobile for my second shot and had to scoot and hobble on crutches. I've had many surgeries, including multiple on my feet. It's a huge hassle, especially when you're used to exercising and doing things for yourself. When you can't easily make your own coffee, check the mail or go down the stairs, you realize how much you take for granted. Or at least I did!

I was on a long waiting list for a therapist, and I've been working with mine for about 9 months. While I was randomly assigned to this provider, I feel very lucky to have a good therapeutic relationship. I've been able to work through a lot of my anxiety related to other people's behaviors, the pandemic and how to handle my own thoughts and behaviors better. Most providers have wait lists, but it's been valuable for me this year with the pandemic and more.

Patty

So sorry to hear about your tendon. I have chronic muscle and tendon pain and soreness. It can be very frustrating. Sometimes I can hardly go up and down stairs.

I too feel like the pandemic will ever end. I stay away from really large groups. I have my small knitting group and a quilting guild I attend. I just got back from a three day quilting retreat. I think we need to find small pleasures to keep us all sane. I really feel for sorry for young people with children in school. It can’t be easy.

Donna

I understand how you feel, Patty. I have fibromyalgia & I never know which joint/muscle/tendon is going to start hurting next. I guess it adds mystery & surprise to my life but I’d be just as happy without that😉

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