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Old 09-29-2020, 11:10 AM
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Default Covid lockdown blues

My wife's handling our lack of visits reasonably well. I think she is, anyway. She's good at keeping a stiff upper lip and putting up a good front for me. It's sometimes hard to tell when something's bothering her during a 15-minute phone call. I haven't figured out any way to make up for loss of our together time. How are you and your wife or sweetheart handling the Covid lockdown?
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Old 09-30-2020, 09:02 AM
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It's tough for sure not being able to see them. My wife and I talk daily so that is, at least, a good thing. I am guessing we won't be able to visit until probably Feb or March timeframe as the COVID was introduced and went rampant in her facility. She got it, but, she is doing fine.
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Old 09-30-2020, 09:15 AM
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It's tough for sure not being able to see them. My wife and I talk daily so that is, at least, a good thing. I am guessing we won't be able to visit until probably Feb or March timeframe as the COVID was introduced and went rampant in her facility. She got it, but, she is doing fine.

Glad she's OK. You're probably right about the potential time frame for getting visits back. I think they'll keep the lock-down in place until everyone has been immunized.
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Old 10-01-2020, 07:58 AM
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Glad she's OK. You're probably right about the potential time frame for getting visits back. I think they'll keep the lock-down in place until everyone has been immunized.
What is weird to me is any immunizations offered at my wife's place are optional. The inmates do not have to get them if they don't want them.
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Old 10-01-2020, 08:19 AM
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What is weird to me is any immunizations offered at my wife's place are optional. The inmates do not have to get them if they don't want them.

Making immunization voluntary might be a legal maneuver to avoid suits by inmates claiming they were involuntary medicated. My wife and her cellie will be the first in line to get the shot.
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Old 10-01-2020, 09:03 AM
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Some days are very difficult. Others I can't take it and end up crying. I joined this community to have people that understand to lean on. I write a lot, purchase magazine subscriptions for the both of us, and even had a photo shoot to have professional pictures to send. No one knows the pain until they have walked down that same road.
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Old 10-01-2020, 09:20 AM
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Some days are very difficult. Others I can't take it and end up crying. I joined this community to have people that understand to lean on. I write a lot, purchase magazine subscriptions for the both of us, and even had a photo shoot to have professional pictures to send. No one knows the pain until they have walked down that same road.

I hope you found the empathy and support you need here. I have.
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Old 10-01-2020, 01:06 PM
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I hope you found the empathy and support you need here. I have.
It most definitely helps. Thank you to everyone on here. Group hug!
However, sometimes nothing is enough. If that makes any sense.
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It most definitely helps. Thank you to everyone on here. Group hug!
However, sometimes nothing is enough. If that makes any sense.

It makes sense. Nothing can take the place of having them at home.
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It makes sense. Nothing can take the place of having them at home.
Aman to that. Can't wait until that day arrives.
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Old 10-02-2020, 09:35 AM
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Aman to that. Can't wait until that day arrives.

Do it together, one day at a time.
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:59 PM
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Just checking in to see how you are doing?
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Frustrated but having relocated closer, I look forward to visiting (someday!) without the long commute!


How are you?
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Some days are very difficult. Others I can't take it and end up crying. I joined this community to have people that understand to lean on. I write a lot, purchase magazine subscriptions for the both of us, and even had a photo shoot to have professional pictures to send. No one knows the pain until they have walked down that same road.
I am having one of those crying days right now. I just can't shake it. I know I should be grateful for daily calls, he goes out of his way to call, send mail and cards, make me little gifts... but I miss seeing him in person. And there doesn't seem to be any end to the lockdown.
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I am having one of those crying days right now. I just can't shake it. I know I should be grateful for daily calls, he goes out of his way to call, send mail and cards, make me little gifts... but I miss seeing him in person. And there doesn't seem to be any end to the lockdown.
Me too! This is crazy time is going along and no changes have been made to actually see him. How much more can we take. Ugh
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I've seen in this thread mention of a vaccine....When did one come out?
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:33 AM
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I've seen in this thread mention of a vaccine....When did one come out?

It hasn't been released yet. When it will be is unknown. Perhaps soon, perhaps early next year.
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Once its approved, it will likely go to first responders.......maybe the military, then filter down to the masses.
Its not gonna come quick. But it will eventually come. IN the meantime, wear your masks and socially distance, hand wash.


oh, and hope for the best.
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Once its approved, it will likely go to first responders.......maybe the military, then filter down to the masses.
Its not gonna come quick. But it will eventually come. IN the meantime, wear your masks and socially distance, hand wash.


oh, and hope for the best.

I think the elderly, especially in nursing homes, will get it early on. They're the most vulnerable. I hope prisons will be high on the list. There's nothing viruses like better than preying on crowds of people jammed together with inadequate hygiene and poor air circulation and filtration.
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agree with you on nursing homes. And those who work with them. Same thing for doctors and nurses and all working in the health care field. Agri workers as well. Then police/fire/imates/military.
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Frustrated but having relocated closer, I look forward to visiting (someday!) without the long commute!


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