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Roll call! Will jellies please speak up and update your wellness status, especially those in hot zones?

Asked by Patty_Melt (15608points) 1 month ago

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Jeruba's avatar

Here, and in a hot zone in California. Doing fine so far, despite being in several high-risk groups.

canidmajor's avatar

Still well, sitting at home, watching too much TV, making masks, too close to NYC for comfort, especially as many are fleeing the city to shelter here.
Wishing the safest for all of you.

ucme's avatar

I’m tickety-boo, as is my wife, son, daughter & puppy Oscar.
He’s keeping me very busy, 10wk old puppies are highly demanding of your time lol
Cheers for asking pet, take care :-)

jca2's avatar

Southern NY, (Tri-state area) right next to CT. Working from home and loving it. I went to Walmart today to get stuff and get paint so hopefully next week I can paint the dining room. I’m sleeping better, enjoying not rushing in the mornings, getting stuff done in the house and helping my daughter doing school work online (middle school).

Every day I hear about a friend of a friend or a relative of a friend who has passed due to the virus. So far, knock on wood, nobody that I am close to.

I’m on the phone with friends more than I have been any time recently, which is nice.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I’m here in Western NY and we are all doing well. Food, water, TP, tissues, etc.
Things are spread out here so social distancing is easier than in populated areas. We have lots of room. My son DIL and 13 month old grandson from LA are here with us for the duration. It is a pleasure playing with the little guy!
He’s so darn cute! Of course he is! 25% of his DNA came from me!
This lock down has given us a gift!

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Canada. All is well. I have enough food for a week. Eating beef Bavarians with Italian buns and mustard.

janbb's avatar

In NJ, in a hot spot. Still well and safe. Not minding the isolation with the internet, Zoom meetings, cooking, etc. and walks. Doing some beginners yoga online Just worried when I have to shop for food or read the papers.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

So far, so good.

Well, I run a home-based CPA practice, and this is the crazy season, so I just work away without distractions. I just spent about 10 hours today swearing at some trusts.

I miss and worry about my mother. We usually spend about two hours together every day, but I’ve been unable to visit in about a month. She has some sense of time passing, and she still experiences sadness, but she’s far beyond understanding the abandonment.

jca2's avatar

@Love_my_doggie: Someone in my family is a CPA, and asked him if he’s happy that the tax deadline was extended. He said yes but he’s very busy right now with people applying for grants and loans that the government and other programs are offering to people and businesses who have suffered losses. He said one client sent him a bunch of links for programs and grants, each with it’s own set of rules. These things all say “ask your accountant for advice.” He told her he just doesn’t have time to deal with learning about all of the various programs and applying for them on her behalf. Of course he would or could charge for it but he just doesn’t have the time to figure it all out.

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zenvelo's avatar

San Francisco East Bay here. We are sheltering, and very glad that Governor Newsom is in charge. Hardest part for me is not being able to see anybody face to face.

@janbb and I were going to organize a fluther gathering in Berkeley or Albany for this weekend before this all came down. Maybe we’ll do that to celebrate the end of sheltering in place.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I watch Dr. Oz irregularly, but today I did. He is working from his basement. He interviewed a doctor who gave clarification on why hydrochloroquine came to be a possible treatment.
The medication is used for persons with lupus. In China it was noticed lupus patients were not catching this virus. That is what prompted them to investigate its use for covid 19. It is it curing, but it is making symptoms less severe, and recovery takes place somewhat quicker.
I find the news exciting. I hope it can reduce the stress people are feeling.
It sounds like most jellies are enjoying their staycation. I am happy for that.

It is my hope that all will check in here once a day until this is over, and if they have stresses to face, share that so we can heal together.

jca2's avatar

I typically have about a 45 minute commute to work, plus a few nights a month I have after work meetings. Between that and the book group, other social engagements, things I take my daughter to, and errands (car maintenance, etc.), I’m usually quite busy. Whenever I’m off for an extended time, I remember that I am not really a morning person, but I’m not a night owl either. Now I’m more relaxed, not stressing about having to get to sleep, not stressing about having to wake up at a certain time, not stressing about the morning routine and commute. This is so nice, to me. Lots of free time to get stuff done and without distractions.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

All is well, thanks.
How are you doing?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Doing well, several civic organization I’m in have for the next 4 weeks cancelled all meetings. Wife in making masks for local convalescent homes. Checking in on older neighbors one is 94 and his wive is 92. Sister in Europe was in Paris four weeks ago, she is isolated because one of the people she visited on business is positive for COVID-19, she has a low grade fever.

stanleybmanly's avatar

San Francisco, and as yet I don’t know whether things are comparatively “hot” or not. I do believe the aids catastrophe now some 35 years back left this town acutely diligent regarding communicable diseases. And our department of public health wasted no time in telling the mayor (who also lived through the aids disaster) to shut down the town. And this sucker is most definitely CLOSED. There should be tumbleweeds blowing down our streets. They’ve closed down the streetcars (light rail). And people are rising to the call to exhibit their better selves. I have yet to hear of anyone I know personally being stricken with the virus including the docs and nurses.

chyna's avatar

Here, safe in WV.

marinelife's avatar

Here in Maryland. Safe so far, but we are in the high-risk group so a little anxious. So thankful that it’s still OK to go outside otherwise I’d be crazy. My family of origin all live in the Seattle area which was the original hot zone so that is somewhat worrying to me. At least that state has a leader who is more than a Cheeto-head.

cookieman's avatar

Cookieman present. Still in Boston. Working and schooling from home. Hanging with my wife, daughter, and the doggies. Other than allergies, no sign of sickness.

Staying safe and trying to keep busy.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

It’s currently 4:00 pm on Saturday, 04/04/20.

Paul and I paid (too much) money for great seats at the Nationals’ World Series ring ceremony, followed by a game with the Mets. The fun should be starting right now. Yeah…

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Aloha. I’m good. I’ve been working from home for 2 weeks and will continue to do so all of April.

Today is bright and sunny, so I’ve got laundry hanging on the line.

hmmmmmm's avatar

Checking in from Boston area. Everyone is well in my house.

kritiper's avatar

Southern Idaho, USA. No outbreaks here worth noting. I’m good and still working.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Still doing good. It’s getting hotter here. And I’m still staying at home doing my things. I haven’t seen you lately too :(

filmfann's avatar

Northern Northern California here. Not a hot zone (only 4 positive tests in the county last I heard). We are hunkered down, and glad and feeling blessed to be home.

Demosthenes's avatar

I’m here. With nothing to do in Reno, I’ve come back to the Bay Area and am staying with my parents. My twin brother is still in North Carolina and I wish I could see him. It’s a relatively hot zone here. Lots of things closed, lots of restrictions. No one I know personally has the disease. Today I’m just enjoying the rainy weather.

snowberry's avatar

Central Indiana here. We are not in a “hotspot” as far as I know, but there are some cases in our county. We are in a semi-rural area and there is plenty of room to walk without getting close to people. I have had the good fortune to be able to walk my dog off leash along the edges of farmers fields. This leads to a lot of really interesting finds. Once they start plowing I won’t be able to do that anymore, but for now it’s nice.

Two days ago (April 3) we had over 17,835 confirmed cases of the virus. We are not locked down yet but it could happen any day I think.

raum's avatar

San Francisco Bay Area. Have been sheltering in place since March 16th.

I think the Bay Area is considered a hotspot. But I’m honestly more concerned about my mother who is (not in a hot spot, but) starting chemo this week.

My neighbor’s parents were really dismissive of all of this. Saying that people were over-reacting and the flu is much worse. Well, now they both have it.

I’m worried the same will happen to my dad. He’s also a Trump supporter and thinks everyone is over-reacting. :(

stanleybmanly's avatar

I would suspect that there’s going to be an awful lot of sobering up among the skeptics.

jca2's avatar

@raum: There was at least one person on Fluther saying the same thing “what’s the big deal, the flu is worse” etc.

canidmajor's avatar

I see a lot of people talking about parents being cavalier, but I have seen many more under-50s being dismissive of the risks around here.

johnpowell's avatar

@ruam.. I just had Immunotherapy on Monday. That is what some unlucky people get after they go through chemo. Think of it as “chemo-light” and wildly more expensive.

But you get Immunotherapy and chemo in the same place here. The dreaded infusion room. I actually didn’t mind chemo. It was almost like doing some rails of coke since they loaded you up with so much saline you have to piss every ten minutes. Massive energy boost for a few days afterwards.

Your moms oncologist should give her pills for nausea. It is essential that she takes them exactly as prescribed. And also tell her to get plastic spoons and forks. Metal in your mouth and chemo are not a good combo. I don’t know why. It is like magnets. Nobody knows how or why they work.

And while I am riffing on chemo another word of advice. Pedialite hard for 12 hours before treatment. At least a couple of quarts. You want your veins fat and juicy or they collapse when inserting the butterfly. But chemo isn’t nearly as bad as I expected. I thought I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed or anything. But I was mowing the lawn two months into chemo. Maybe your mom will have a more toxic chemical used than I did. Or maybe she will get what I did. Cancer is so much better when you don’t Google. Ask your doctors if you have questions, and just do it one day at a time.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Missouri. All is well minus large unemployment claims and several elderly dying.

johnpowell's avatar

Crap.. I totally missed the point of why I started typing. I doubt your mums chemo will get cancelled. They would have already done it.

SergeantQueen's avatar

Wisconsin, Not a hot spot.
I’m healthy physically. Not doing ok in other ways.
we have to wear masks at my work now I think. So much confusion behind it I don’t know if it’s only for Nursing staff or us in Dining as well.

snowberry's avatar

Update.

There’s a nursing home a couple block away that has had 11 deaths. It was on the news just now. Ok, so we’re in a hotspot.

I’m not walking the dog outside anymore.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Please be careful, Snow!

SergeantQueen's avatar

@snowberry That is literally my biggest fear right now. I am terrified of walking into work and finding out a resident has COVID-19. Trying to stay positive though.

jca2's avatar

@raum: I misspoke. There were people on here saying the Coronavirus is no worse than the common cold. The same Jellies were on FB saying it, too.

snowberry's avatar

So the funny part is that now that I’m getting all my exercise inside the house, I need to become very intentional about it. (Other than my legs, I don’t have exercise equipment.)

So my routine is this:
Stretches first. Up and down two flights of stairs six times to get my heart rate up. Then I continue walking quickly through the house-around the dining room table, up a flight of stairs, around the desk, into the bathroom and out again, down the stairs to the basement, around the couch, to the basement door, up the stairs to the front door, to the back door, and so on add nausea him for 20 minutes. I encourage the dog to chase me by giving her treats, and the exercise will be good for her too.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Hey! Great ideas!

raum's avatar

Thanks, JP.

Yes, not getting cancelled. Starting tomorow. Six cycles, every three weeks, for eighteen weeks.

She already got 22 lymph nodes removed. And I’m also worried about the hormonal blockade because that will lower her estrogen. I’ve read some research that estrogen may be helpful for C19. May be why the mortality rate of (severe cases among) men is much higher. :(

Patty_Melt's avatar

Keeping you and her in mind. I’m sure we all hope the best for you both.

raum's avatar

Thanks, @Patty_Melt.

Really wish I could have been with her through all of this. Luckily my older sister lives nearby. And I’m thankful for tech that helps us stay connected. It’s hard being away from family during these times.

Hope you’re all doing okay in your own SIP situations.

YARNLADY's avatar

Family all fine here in Sacramento area. Sonny and hubby continue to work at home, DIL goes to work 5 days a week, I have been home schooling the boys for three years now, so we are all set there.

johnpowell's avatar

@raum :: It sounds like your mom might be getting Pembro (Immunotheropy). That is what I get. It isn’t bad. I get some fatigue and skin problems from it. But nothing some lotion and a nap can’t fix. If the actual infusion is around 45 minutes it is probably Pembro. If the infusion is 4+ hours it would be chemo. Pembro is a piece of cake.

jca2's avatar

My mom had chemo and before they actually administer the chemo they have to check your blood to make sure you’re well enough to receive it (which is ironic, I know). So between the blood work, then waiting for the results, then administering the chemo, plus the ride down and back, it was all day.

tinyfaery's avatar

Okay here in Los Angeles. I guess we’re a hot spot.

Wife is working from home, and I go to work every day; the law never stops. I am in a high risk group, but I almost think I already had COVID-19. I was really, really sick in the middle of January with what I was told was bronchitis, but like the worst bronchitis I have ever had. I was sick for 3 weeks, and out of work for a total of 8 days. No way to really know though.

Most Angelenos are taking the shelter in place seriously. The freeways have never been so pleasant.

raum's avatar

My mom’s first day of chemo was yesterday. Five hours long. No visitors allowed. Staff and all visitors wearing masks. Mom was a champ.

Thanks for all your well wishes. Was a bundle of nerves about it yesterday.

On the covid front, district announced that in-person classes are cancelled for the rest of the year. Feeling both sad and relieved at the news.

Patty_Melt's avatar

It sounds like you are getting more ups and downs than an elevator.
Hang in there man.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Has anyone seen activity from grimmy lately?

Are there jellies we should attempt to contact? Who haven’t we heard from?

jca2's avatar

@Mimi – that was a month ago. I looked at the permalink.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I see you, Grimmy. Where have you been??!

MrGrimm888's avatar

I’m still here…

I just haven’t been as active. I’ve been trying to maintain my sanity, whilst sitting alone in my house. I’ve been trying to concentrate on things other than CV-19, and Trump. That’s been the majority of topics lately. I don’t have much to contribute…

But. I’ve been checking in, almost daily. I guess I feel little reason to pile on Trump, or add pessimism, to CV-19 threads…

I am in the biggest hot spot, in SC. Although, it pails in comparison to the larger cities in the US.

I wish nothing but good, for our pond. So. I’m not rattling cages, or pissing jellies off. As usual…

Mimi. As is typical, I like your artwork. Maybe you could do a card, for your interpretation of each jelly… I call the 8 of spades…
That is. If you are bored. It would be interesting to see…

Patty. I’m ok. I think. I’ve had a dry cough, and runny nose. But. I think it’s just allergies.

I am more concerned about my very close friends, in NOLA, and Houston. And my parents, about 40 minutes from me…

Peace n love, to ALL…

janbb's avatar

I’m hunkered down still and keeping busy at home . Daily walks, cooking and baking, reading, French online, yoga and tai chi, etc.

snowberry's avatar

I am keeping myself occupied with a new video game- Villiagers and Heroes Reborn. I’ve played a few, and this is the best one I’ve found, because you can play it all the way through to the end without having to spend a dime. There’s something for every personality, it’s got a really interesting storyline, and more quests than you can shake a stick at. It’s well moderated and the developers are very attentive to player requests and to in-game bugs. But the best part is the player community. You can ask for help with anything and several people will respond. I am simply astonished at how friendly and downright fun it is. I am snow berry, the same as here, and I play on US3 server.

I’d love to see any and all of you there. PM me, either here or in game and I will help you get started.

MrGrimm888's avatar

The only thing I can find on the app store, is Villagers and Heroes… Ironically, the reborn comes up in the search, but isn’t available…

Mimishu1995's avatar

@jca Sorry, I was looking at another post after Grimm’s and I got confused between the two of them.

@Mr.Grimm Thanks! I have been thinking of making drawing interpretations of my jelly friends for a while. What I draw may not match your actual physical appearance because I only know you from what you type here. That would be an interesting idea still :)

Patty_Melt's avatar

Oh, I would love for you to do mine!

MrGrimm888's avatar

Mimi. That’s why it would be so interesting. Because you would be going on your interpretation of what a jelly says, not what they want to physically project…

snowberry's avatar

@MrGrimm888 that’s the one. Apparently they promote it with both names.

jca2's avatar

I’m about ready for another Yarnpocalypse.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I’ve got to admit I am enjoying this. All pressure to do tasks outside the home has been removed. My family is here, holed up in our little corner of the world. The road is very quiet, we have food, my well is working, the generator batteries are charged, and there is plenty of gasoline. It’s a bit like being snowed in except the days are longer and the weather is so much nicer.

janbb's avatar

Has anyone seen Flo??

Patty_Melt's avatar

OMG! She hasn’t checked in since mid March!
Is she on FB, does anyone know?

Those who include prayer in your lives, Flo needs to be on your list.

Every one please let’s happy -thought her back here.

Is anyone else missing?

janbb's avatar

I don’t know her from anywhere else. I truly hope she’s well. It’s unlike her not to post.

canidmajor's avatar

Josie hasn’t been around for a couple of weeks either.

jca2's avatar

Is there any way the mods could email Flo and ask if she’s ok? Josie too?

Patty_Melt's avatar

Josie? Really? Oh dear.
Anyone else seem to be absent for a while?

Edit; I just checked Josie’s profile page. He last checked in April first.

chyna's avatar

I haven’t seen Aster around either. Hope she is well.

Patty_Melt's avatar

We are getting a list now.
Take notice jellies, if you are going to be away for a while, let someone know, so we can account for you and diminish worry.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Patty Ok. I’ll tell you. I’m in and out these days because of my thesis. I’m even busier now because my teacher has offered to get my thesis published in a journal, which means that I have to work extra fast because I must get my thesis ready before the deadline of my school. I’m still here, but I won’t be able to stay for long…

Brian1946's avatar

@Mimishu1995

What’s your school’s deadline?

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Brian1946 I don’t know. They haven’t said anything because they are still watching out for the quarantine. So I’m just trying my best to work fast right now.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Thanks for the heads up! I will miss you, but I am going to be just in and out myself soon. I look forward to when we can chat again, but I feel a lot of pressure to write… right now.
I know your thesis will be great.

snowberry's avatar

That’s really good news, @Mimishu1995! You’re amazing!

janbb's avatar

Haven’t seen rebel in a while. Hope he’s ok!

canidmajor's avatar

@janbb His profile says he checked in today, and he was on this Q recently. https://www.fluther.com/220615/what-are-the-names-of-the-sun-and-the-moon/

janbb's avatar

@canidmajor Oh good! I miss him when I don’t see him here.

ucme's avatar

Get a fucking room penguin! :D

zenvelo's avatar

@ucme Don’t fuck with the penguin

canidmajor's avatar

In my town, yesterday’s stats were 460 confirmed cases, 45 fatalities. I know that first number does not accurately reflect probable infection, but the odds that these numbers reflect are pretty daunting, nonetheless.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Ok, so the latest deadline for the thesis is now May 7th. My class is utterly chaotic right now. And me, after some thought, I decided to pay money for the school for a 6-month extension because I want to both have my thesis and article done. I’m basically doing the things everyone is trying to avoid: paying for the school and staying in class for longer. I don’t talk about my plan to anyone about my plan because I don’t want anyone to shoot me down. I only say I mind ask for an extension and some people are already looking at me like I’m crazy. Besides, the possibility of rejection is a real thing and I don’t want anyone to shower me with the “I told you so” BS if it happens. Now the only people to know about this is me, my teacher, and you jellies :D

I also talked a bit with the publishing house. They told me to expect at least a month for any article to be approved. So I made myself some timeline: by the end of June I expect to finish the thesis, and by the end of August I expect to have the article ready for submission. So to the outside world I look like I’m just finding a reason to slack off, but in reality I’m still in rush mode.

I feel like a businesswoman investing in a big risk right now :P

janbb's avatar

Keep plugging @Mimishu1995! You’re doing great.

stanleybmanly's avatar

The wife tested negative, just the dull old regular cold.

Patty_Melt's avatar

@Mimishu1995, I bet every jelly who knows who you are feels confident in your upcoming successes.
You are like a General, always with a solid plan to follow, and the bravery to move forward.

@stanleybmanly, super news. Now you can you know what without fear.

stanleybmanly's avatar

That seems to be on your mind a lot. But I’m thinking if you’re in bed anyway with someone who’s infected, I doubt if abstinence matters. Besides, who’s interested when they’re sick?

MrGrimm888's avatar

You have my support Mimi. I wouldn’t bet against you…

RabidWolf's avatar

RabidWolf here in PA. In my own humorous way here’s my update.
Klingon Commander, this is Admiral James T. Kirk. I’m alive and well on the planet’s surface. I know that this will come as a pleasant surprise to you, but our ship was a victim of an “unfortunate accident”. Sorry about your crew, but as we say on Earth, c’est la vie.
WILLIAM SHATNER – James T. Kirk

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