A friend asked me yesterday if I was journaling during the Covid-19 crisis. That’s when I realized that I hadn’t posted to this blog since before the pandemic began.
Here’s a brief update, but I will warn you now that I don’t have much to report. My husband and I are fortunate that we have been able to work from home. But we live in the largest metropolitan area in the state, and, as you may expect, this area has the largest number of Covid cases in the state. We feel it’s important to self-isolate because we are both older and in the high-risk population. And MS puts me at even higher risk.
We have kept in touch as much as possible with friends and family. Trips that we planned to take during the pandemic have been cancelled or, in some cases, have already rescheduled for 2022. I still read a lot and meet about every month with my book club on Zoom, and my husband and I have completed some jigsaw puzzles to pass the time.
Charles and I have kept in touch with friends and family and have been fortunate that we haven’t gotten the virus (knock on wood). We continue to exercise, mostly at home. He exercises daily. I exercise when I feel we’ll enough. I have been able to meet virtually with my doctors, but my MS seems to be progressing. I have done some physical therapy to try to improve my ability to walk. I hope to get on a different disease-modifing drug in the next month or so.
My husband has received his Pfizer Covid vaccine, and I expect to get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine soon. But we realize that the pandemic is far from over for all of us. We plan to continue wearing masks and social distancing until the CDC says it is safe to stop.
I hope that you make it through the pandemic and that some day soon we will emerge older and wiser from this dark time.