Physical Isolation: Things to do?

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Northwind

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I have a mammogram booked next week. . . I wonder if it will be cancelled. It is an elective procedure, after all.
Sometimes it is.

I have a doctor's appointment and bloodwork this week. I have to go in to pick up a prescription anyway. I also have medical imaging scans in April. I have a specialist appointment on the 25th. I wonder if that will be done by phone.
 

KayTheCurler

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My sister has been getting physio and OT as part of her stroke recovery. Groups have been cancelled, visitors/family companions have been limited and they are considering cancelling individual appointments.
Physio can sometimes be done via videos,.. Therapist talks and demonstrates, patients check in and do the recommended things. The Pulmonary Wellness Foundation in New York have a free programme online plus a FB page for questions and support. They have videos of breathing exercises, yoga, Gi Gong etc.
 

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Old people are to be excluded ... as we don;t like young activities.

We stick to things like my spouse to get eye operations on the end of April! No one younger is interested!
 

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One suggestion above I hadn't thought of: get junk off my computer.

I must have some 4.000 work emails on my work account that I never have time to delete.
(I'll add that to my list this week.)

I've been walking more. There's lots of people out walking their dogs, as there's not much else to do.
 

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One suggestion above I hadn't thought of: get junk off my computer.

I must have some 4.000 work emails on my work account that I never have time to delete.
(I'll add that to my list this week.)

I've been walking more. There's lots of people out walking their dogs, as there's not much else to do.
Was your life jam packed before? What did your life look like before an isolation?
 
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Carolla

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I must have some 4.000 work emails on my work account that I never have time to delete.
(I'll add that to my list this week.)
I was thinking the other day of tidying up my e-mail. Then in one fell erroneous swoop, I deleted everything in my in-box! As it was deleting, it was taking a while (OMG so many messages) and I wondered why - then I realized I'd made an error. But rather than panic - yay me! - I just kind of took it all in. Well, I'd done what I could never before do - cleared my inbox! I wondered, honestly - is there anything in there that I truly need? Generally I move significant stuff into folders & that was all still intact. And usually, with sympatico, when I delete a few messages they pop back into my system a second time (extremely irritating!) - but of course not on this occasion. Actually, I'm okay with it. Lighter. Surprising myself! Yay me!
 

GO3838

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Was your life jam packed before? What did your life look like before an isolation?
I wouldn't say jam packed. I like to think that when I turned 50 this year, I finally mastered the art of balancing structured social time with quiet, reflective, unstructured time. My job does take a great deal of time, and then I balance out what's left with structured and unstructured time.

It's not so much the isolation I'm finding difficult. It's that this has never happened before, (a province wide closure of schools,) and I worry about the school year, and I worry about the most vulnerable students who depend on the school for heat, electricity, food, wifi. (Things they don't have at home.)
 

BetteTheRed

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I worry a ton about grade 8 and 12 students. This is really hard on them.
 

GO3838

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My grad 12 class was worried, wondering if they would be allowed to graduate.
I reminded them that every potential grad in Ont is in the same boat now.

There were other, less motivated students who were excited about having a party every night for the next 3 weeks.
They were bragging about getting together to get drunk and stoned every night (basically putting themselves at greater risk
than they ever would have been at school.)
 

ChemGal

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I worry a ton about grade 8 and 12 students. This is really hard on them.
Grade 12 for sure, why do you start at grade 8 though? Seems to be an odd starting point. I think for many in grade 9 this actually drops some stress off of them unless they were hoping to up their grades to affect their high school stream. Unfortunately though, I think the provincial tests they do here in grade 9 are good preparation for high school evaluation methods, so they are missing out on that.
 

ChemGal

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My grad 12 class was worried, wondering if they would be allowed to graduate.
I reminded them that every potential grad in Ont is in the same boat now.

There were other, less motivated students who were excited about having a party every night for the next 3 weeks.
They were bragging about getting together to get drunk and stoned every night (basically putting themselves at greater risk
than they ever would have been at school.)
I think it's going to be really rough on the grade 12 students who aren't good at independent learning. Yes, it's not entirely independent, it's still leaning that way though. Diploma exams are still expected to happen here.
 

BetteTheRed

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why do you start at grade 8 though?
In Ontario, clear distinction between jr and high school. The choices you get in early high school are, to some extent, dependent on what you bring from "public school". I was thinking that the transitions would be most affected.
 

ChemGal

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Which is way more than you'd think, also of college students. Turns out that "independent learning" and "procrastination" are terrible bedfellows.
Haha yes, my bio AP class was independent study, we didn't have a choice, our average was lower than that non-AP class, I switched to regular bio for grade 12 because of it.
That's a different issue I would say though. The bigger issue is really those who cannot learn on their own - I can, I just put it off. Tick that off to personal responsibility (and I did well on that final exam myself, but it involved some heavy cram sessions) I've had some really horrible teachers where I have just taught myself the subject - and in some cases taught others in the class.

Some people really get lost without clear direction, help, etc. Those are the ones that I am concerned about, especially in grade 12.

As for the grades, we have clear distinctions, but K-9 schools are common. Rare to see 7-9 now in the public. Grade 8 I don't even remember much of a big learning curve with any of the subjects I took, although curriculums certainly change.
 

Mrs.Anteater

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When I was home after my operation for two weeks, I had a lot on my to-do list, but it turned out that recovering gives you a lot less energy - and suddenly being in an unstructured schedule is also challenging.
I have stopped my socializing for now being exposed to germs at the hospital.
That to do list from four months ago is still there. I am working on modelling myself a sewing room, having my sewing machine set level into a large table surface which is also good for cutting fabric- and at a convenient height.

My sister in Germany has started an email family letter checking in on all the nieces and nephews ( there are 13 of them in several parts of Germany and Europe). That was a wonderful idea.
Writing old fashioned letters and cards?
I have about 10 years of pictures to sort.
 

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Binge movies

clean out your fridge, oven ,cupboards. Those things we always avoid

plan your vegetable garden and set up the seed trays. I ordered seeds on l8ne so I can get started

join strava and start logging your running and walking

if you are well, offer to deliver groceries , volunteer at humane societies. Those pets still need care

start watching a new tv series you missed. We started Mad Men last night

give your self a manicure and pedicure

bake

start your Christmas list for next year. On line shopping is great. (Reminds me, Amazon is in a hiring frenzy because we are all ordering on line)

watch church on line. Join an on line book group

walk. Everywhere

get your garden beds ready
 

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Read the gospels. I am not even joking!

Come and join some of us on the 89 Chapters Revisited thread. We are looking at a chapter each day and we are not far along yet. Matthew 8 today.
 

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I woke up this morning in ON to a fresh dusting of snow - winter wonderland.
I feel a bit like Mr. Tumnus in Narnia, hiding out from the White Witch in my well-stocked cave......

I filled my bird feeders yesterday, and the birds are flocking around.
Gives me something to watch while I wait for my coffee to perc. (I accidentally, force of habit, made coffee for 2, forgetting that my husband is away right now..)

I'm going to declutter some today. I'll also call my parents-in-law, and see if they need anything from the grocery store.

(Trying not to feel bitterly disappointed that there's no girls' night out tonight. It was nothing wild - just dinner at Boston Pizza
for the 6 of us, but I had been looking forward to it.)
 

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lan your vegetable garden and set up the seed trays. I ordered seeds on l8ne so I can get started
I'm going to start my begonias today. I've got 5 different colours, and they take a long time to germinate and grow.
But this tail end of winter is cheered by seeing the seed tray on the warming mat.
 
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