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Living as an older individual with comorbidities

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Hillbilly RN has 49 years experience as a BSN and specializes in M/S and NICU Certified-Now Retired.

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Leader25 has 37 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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Welcome to same club,never thought retirement would mean isolation,missing events,etc,thank goodness for Zoom ,we can have sort of 2d views and talk awhile.At the same time I am worried this will never go away as there are so many risk takers  this time that will spread this  all over again.Never thought I would work so hard for so many years to bear the unbearable. Oh well ,tomorrow is another day to be thankful for,God Bless our frontline workers,their families ,our families.

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Hillbilly RN has 49 years experience as a BSN and specializes in M/S and NICU Certified-Now Retired.

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5 minutes ago, Leader25 said:

Welcome to same club,never thought retirement would mean isolation,missing events,etc,thank goodness for Zoom ,we can have sort of 2d views and talk awhile.At the same time I am worried this will never go away as there are so many risk takers  this time that will spread this  all over again.Never thought I would work so hard for so many years to bear the unbearable. Oh well ,tomorrow is another day to be thankful for,God Bless our frontline workers,their families ,our families.

Because of so many Covidiots, I expect that I will live out my final years masked when I go out in public. I am not sure a vaccine will ever be developed. I need to protect myself no matter what others do. I may be ridiculed but so be it. I do not wish to die prematurely because others do not take the consequences of their action seriously.

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southern rn has 19 years experience.

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On 5/22/2020 at 10:26 PM, hppygr8ful said:

We are actually thinking of retiring to Tennessee My husband will retires in 6 years and if I ever get my book published I might start writing full time. How are the winters?

 

I'm in NE Tennessee to.The winters are generally fairly mild will usually a handful or so of actual snowstorms. 

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Hillbilly RN has 49 years experience as a BSN and specializes in M/S and NICU Certified-Now Retired.

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2 minutes ago, southern RN said:

I'm in NE Tennessee to.The winters are generally fairly mild will usually a handful or so of actual snowstorms. 

I am in Mountain City

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pixierose has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ED, psych.

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My aunt lives in NE TN; she loves the milder winters as opposed from the harsh NE ones (although I so can’t complain about our nonexistent one this year). 

Hillbilly, I loved those pics ❤️. The best I get is the occasional wild turkey on my way to the car in the AM ... and boy, do they get nasty!

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Hillbilly RN has 49 years experience as a BSN and specializes in M/S and NICU Certified-Now Retired.

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I have been within 15 feet of a flock. I respect their power. I also have a friend I cal Yogi. I also get close to him but never too close. Usually I just sit and watch what Mother Nature provides.

Our Yogi Bear.jpg

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I'm also a city raised girl living in the country and it's so peaceful and the greenery is beautiful. I'm also a southern transplant from the north. I don't miss that snow at all!

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Hillbilly RN has 49 years experience as a BSN and specializes in M/S and NICU Certified-Now Retired.

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2 hours ago, NurseBlaq said:

I'm also a city raised girl living in the country and it's so peaceful and the greenery is beautiful. I'm also a southern transplant from the north. I don't miss that snow at all!

I am more southern than most around me. I am from So. Cal which is more south than TN. This is a much more relaxed life style and one I am most appreciative of. I used to be an ocean boy. Now I am a mountain man. Never thought this would be my end of life pleasure, but it is!

 

 

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On 5/21/2020 at 8:02 PM, Hillbilly RN said:

I am a retired RN of 43 years experience. I have several comorbidities and have been isolated since this has started. With everything that has been said and all the research that has been done, there is still so much that is unknown about Covid-19. My wife has been the one who has gone out into the world to do the things that need to be done. She is always masked with an N95 and gloves and an overcoat. She strips down in the basement and showers down there before coming upstairs. I am afraid I will always be isolated for my own safety because it may not be possible to develop a vaccine. I never thought my life would take a turn like this in my retirement years. It is frightening to think about.

I can't believe this is real either. It seems like I'm in a middle of a nightmare and all I need to do is to wake up? Or maybe like I am watching , but I am also a participant of a horror film? It seems all we have known as "constants' have gone away.. everything is changing, and not for the good. 

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Hillbilly RN has 49 years experience as a BSN and specializes in M/S and NICU Certified-Now Retired.

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3 hours ago, NewRN'16 said:

I can't believe this is real either. It seems like I'm in a middle of a nightmare and all I need to do is to wake up? Or maybe like I am watching , but I am also a participant of a horror film? It seems all we have known as "constants' have gone away.. everything is changing, and not for the good. 

😞

As all my colleagues here have said you need to live one day at a time. No one knows what the future holds. If it is destined for me to wear a mask the rest of my life, so be it. If they are destined to come up with a vaccine that works, so be it. I have learned in my many years, you must be flexible and go with the flow because only a salmon can fight his way upstream against the forces of the river. I must be content to deal with the what is. Lot less stress that way and believe it or not, stress is a real killer.

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10 hours ago, NewRN'16 said:

I can't believe this is real either. It seems like I'm in a middle of a nightmare and all I need to do is to wake up? Or maybe like I am watching , but I am also a participant of a horror film? It seems all we have known as "constants' have gone away.. everything is changing, and not for the good. 

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We are literally in the Twilight Zone, a mashup of all episodes!

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59 minutes ago, NurseBlaq said:

We are literally in the Twilight Zone, a mashup of all episodes!

We are living the inspiration for the next dystopian book series.

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