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    • #24467
      KRISTINE
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      Brittney
      I so relate to your aprehension regarding a hospital stay. I’ve cut myself a couple times through the years while preparing food. These mishaps have led to a visit to the er and getting sutures. It’s funny cuz now every time i work with sharp stuff i have a verbal conversation with myself regarding safety and not going to the hospital during this plague. But if you have to go to a hospital i think its safe to assume yale knows their stuff. I have a suggestion; a way to possibly alleviate the stress you feel about a hosp. stay, just realize how fortunate you are to be dealing with yale.
      On a side note my best friend works at the main hospital in pueblo. By the way this bit of info is for everyone. Our hosp. here has quarrantined 2 entire floors for victims of this plague. If u get admitted to the hospital for reasons other than corona rest assured all hospitals are doing this u wont have someone with corona put in the room next to u or down the hall. U also wont be cared for by the same person “example nurses” who is caring for corona people. Hope that helps.

    • #24466
      KRISTINE
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      Brittany
      I also over do it and go go go both mind and body. Once my short lived energy burst is bursted (pun intended haha) it may take me a day or 2 to feel “normal”. I have no energy. I drink 5 hr. Energy shots a couple times week, just to get motivated. I know its the depressions hold on me that is responsible.

    • #24465
      KRISTINE
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      Jen
      my 2dogs are lacy,f am. Eskimo 14 yrs., and Zeke blk. Lab pug mix, m 3 1/2 yrs. We are in Pueblo Colorado. We have just experienced 2 crappy days of winter after several nice days.
      Brittany
      I wish i could say that my dogs are enough to get me out and active, however, i have really been caught in a very insidious state of depression. I did start pulling myself out of it after a lengthy conversation w/mom. I dogs for a walk 2 days on a row. Would have gone today but too cold. Thanks for asking and being here everyone.

    • #24414
      KRISTINE
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      My accomplishment is pulling myself out of a state of depression. I walked my 2 dogs, and have started cleaning my neglected house, as anyone who knows what im talking about (everyone at some point). its the small things, that at times, can lift a much heavier load than you would think.

    • #24415
      KRISTINE
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      My accomplishment is pulling myself out of a state of depression. I walked my 2 dogs, and have started cleaning my neglected house, as anyone who knows what im talking about (everyone at some point). its the small things, that at times, can lift a much heavier load than you would think.

    • #24413
      KRISTINE
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      I havent posted for way to long. I have read almost daily eveeyones post. I am hunkered in with 2 dogs and no other humans. It is good to hear about other people who are locked in with loved ones.

    • #13002
      KRISTINE
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      Brittany,
      You couldn’t have started this topic at a better time. For the first time ever I woke up dizzy this a.m.. Been awake for 5hrs. and it doesn’t seem to be much better. I did go to my job, but as far as what causes dizzy spells I can’t really say due to the fact that this is the first time I’ve ever had this occur.

    • #13001
      KRISTINE
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      Brittany,
      Has your contact info. changed since what is listed on this site. I sent you a couple of messages and am wondering if you received them or did I mess up sending them?

    • #12931
      KRISTINE
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      Yes, I too have no physical support system. I just had a falling out with my family 2 weeks ago, which I never thought would happen. I am very appreciative of the support I find in this forum, and I don’t do Social Media/facebook. My friends are just at a distance meaning I don’t have any real close friends, and in my opinion they are of the mindset that I look o.k. so I must be o.k.. One friend even went so far as to say that I never had a problem till the Dr. gave me a diagnosis. That just goes to show that particular friend doesn’t pay a lot of attention to what I’ve been going through. Which is o.k., everybody has issues in life, but I wish people wouldn’t make statements like what she said to me, when they haven’t been present enough to have enough knowledge to back up a statement like “I never had a problem till the Dr. gave me a diagnosis”. O.K. I’m over it. My dogs are actually a hell of a support system to be quite honest with you.

    • #12859
      KRISTINE
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      I guess my fighting voice has remained the victor thus far. But as soon as the fighting voice takes a break the frustration “I’m tired of this shit” voice takes over. Sometimes with no explanation I can get winded walking a few feet, but yet 50 other times I walk that same short distance with no shortness of breath. That is just a generic example out so many times that the frustration voice can be in the lead.

    • #12858
      KRISTINE
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      Randy,
      For me I stay short of breath even when on oxygen. Maybe not as bad as without oxygen, but my understanding is the oxygen will raise the oxy. level in the blood which slows down the right side of the heart. By using the finger pulse ox thingy I can see an immediate change from no oxygen to breathing oxy. I also don’t have as much pounding chest “pain”or uncomfortableness.

    • #12839
      KRISTINE
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      I was trippin hardcore just going out in my front yard at first with oxygen. I’m over it now. I no longer care what color the tube is, whereas before it had to be clear. I haven’t gotten the portable or cylinders yet, but I should be on oxygen 24/7. I know it will be upsetting at first the first few times I go to Walmart etc. but this to shall pass.

    • #12789
      KRISTINE
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      Donna,
      I am also extremely awkward with the tubing, so much so that getting from one room to another can be frustrating so I just throw the cannula down and pick it up when I return to that room. Mine gets caught on furniture, dogs lay on it, dogs stand on it, catches around houseplant planters, etc. etc. I have a extra 50 ft. hose that I extend to go out and work in the garden and do yard work outside.

      At first I was real self conscious, now I don’t have anything portable yet, but I am no longer self conscious out in my yard. I suppose I will be the first time I go to Walmart etc. I cook with mine on also.

      In the beginning, I’ve backed off a little now, I was almost psychotic with the pulse ox finger checker. OMG I was checking mine at all different times of day, activity levels, etc. It’s strange that even with o2 on the highest my level has ever been is 93 and without o2 the lowest was 73.

      I’ve not ever noted, but will today, weather brain fog and memory is better with o2 on.

    • #12779
      KRISTINE
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      Donna,
      I am also in Colorado, it’s good to know someone here in my backyard so to speak. Everyone else seems far away, and we face the high elevation which only makes this more complicated or exacerbated.

    • #12756
      KRISTINE
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      My exercise consists of going up and down basement steps for laundry, kitchen appliances, and collection of purses. Those stairs cause such sob, depending on the load of laundry I am bringing up. I sit for 8 hrs. at my job so when I get home I like to stretch out my legs and move a little, but sob limits me significantly.

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