Covid 19 and isolation

Pandemic crisis Covid 19

In March 2020 the Covid 19 and isolation pandemic hit this country. Panic buying in the supermarkets was a sign that life was going to change. On 26 March the UK government made stipulations that changed the way we live and work. Lock down started and the results were draconian. Queues to get into shops that were open, supermarkets, chemists and the poostoffice. No socialising, work from home and only essential travel. Bg shock for everyone

Only essential businesses remained open, so many people now work from home. The schools are closed luckily this coincided with a leapfrog from chilly winter weather to blue skies and summer sunshine. Spring came and went in a flash.

All the blogs I write while Covid 19 is affecting my life will appear here on the website. Superficially my life has not really changed but any change demands adaptations to my routine. I am slow to adapt to any change: is it the MS, being 65 or am I a stubborn old git?

5 May 2020

Events are changing by the day. People are now talking about getting this country back to work but no one is quite sure how to go about it. On the surface lock down life is becoming the norm. Scratch the surface and the inequalities of day-to-day life will become very evident. Job security, growing inequalities and social deprivation will soon bubble to the surface.I am lucky, I live in the relatively wealthy middle-class English town nestling on the edge of the Chilterns. My conscience is pricking me.

13 May 2020

Rate of infection has slowed down and I’m now starting to get bored by the lock down. No one can do anything different except exercise twice a day and visit a garden centre  Information on an exit strategy from this crisis is sketchy. Its still one day at a time.

I enjoy a spontaneous event during the lock down

I enjoy a spontaneous event during the lock down

23 May 2019 I enjoy a spontaneous event. Something completely unplanned and it must make me feel happy  During the lock down caused by Covid19 pandemic so many of these little life-events have stopped. I really was pleased to see the back of a few but there so many that I really miss. I love […]

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Now it is the boredom since lock down started

Now it is the boredom since lock down started

11/05/2020 Its now over 7 weeks since the Covid19 lock down started, boredom is definitely hovering on the perimeters of my life. Retaining focus and motivation are getting harder. Over the years me and The Wife have developed a good coping strategy and mutual understanding but these are unusual times. We are both stressed and […]

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Busy doing nothing, I want some variation

Busy doing nothing, I want some variation

5 May 2020. So here we are, over six weeks into the lock down. Forty-two times one day has morphed into the next. The only variation is the weather. I am busy doing nothing. I  have a garden, I can see trees and everyone is friendly so I am lucky. Sadly I am not keeping myself […]

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Enjoying our garden during the lock-down

Enjoying our garden during the lock-down

24 April 2020 Well, isn’t the weather glorious, but it looks like some rain is due any day. I’m enjoying our garden during the lock-down. In this time of chaos l am able to quietly watch it evolve. More by good luck than design there is always at least one plant flowering in the garden […]

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I must ensure exercises become a routine activity

I must ensure exercises become a routine activity

18 April 2020. The coronavirus lock down started at the end of March. Our lives were then thrown into chaos. Everyone had to find a new routine, a new rhythm and this includes me. I made a simple promise to myself. I need to take more exercise and I must ensure the exercises become a […]

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Adapt my MS normal to Covid 19 isolation normal

Adapt my MS normal to Covid 19 isolation normal

9 April 2020. Right now the chips are down. I need to find a new life that includes Covid 19 isolation. I must not allow depression or anxiety to intrude or overwhelm life. We all need to come up with a new strategy or routine. I must change my MS normal to Covid 19 isolation. […]

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An MS crisis with my dysfunctional bladder

An MS crisis with my dysfunctional bladder

29 March 2020. This MS crisis started when I was on holiday in Valencia with the family in February 2019. I woke up one morning wanting a pee but I was unable to insert a catheter into my bladder. The hotel staff were fantastic and directed me and The Wife to hospital where I was […]

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Suffering from consequences of panic buying

Suffering from consequences of panic buying

20-March 2020. People are buying huge amounts of essential food and clearing supermarket shelves on a daily basis. I get out of bed at about 8.00. It takes me nearly an hour just to get dressed. Factor in breakfast and 90 minutes of the day is gone. At this stage of the morning some supermarkets […]

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