After being an active poster here for many months, my access to Health Unlocked stopped many weeks ago and I could not find a way to reactivate my membership. Pretty sure my membership/access wasn't locked or deleted because of something I might have posted or responded so imagine my delight to find Health Unlocked back in my inbox this morning!!
I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) almost a year ago to the day and with almost no help nor instruction from my 1st visit with the nephrologist, I began a frantic online search for help in learning how to better manage my diagnosis.
Luckily, I discovered and joined H.U. and was so incredibly grateful to hear from others, many of whom, were coping well with far more serious and longstanding kidney conditions.
Living alone with Precious kitty who rules this roost, I self-quarantined in early March, not only because of my "senior" status but also because of asthma and chronic bronchitis.
My only daughter and family moved from Evanston, IL to Boulder, CO last August. I am so grateful that I flew to visit them in their new home last September, never dreaming that it would be another year plus before being with them again. We talk weekly by phone and do frequent family Zoom times.
While social interactions are important to me, the need for alone time is also a necessity so I think adjusting to Covid-19 restrictions has perhaps been easier for me than many I know well.
Flower gardening became my passion upon retirement and along with being an avid reader, has made isolation so much easier.
I am so hoping that my "reinstatement" with H.U. continues and am wishing all continued safety and good health during these most trying times.