I know it must be so aggravating to be cooped up in the house. I’ve been going through the same thing, and I thought I would totally lose my mind, too. I love to garden like you do, and everything is overgrown with weeds because I have been unable to do it…..it’s a real source of sadness and frustration right now. I’ve had to find other distractions in the house, and like Korissa, I enjoy the jigzone puzzles, and have done a bunch of them during this pneumonia when I was too tired to focus on a book or a video. It’s a nice, short activity if you enjoy doing puzzles. I have also been playing bookworm, which is a word game that Karen introduced me to. Other than that, the only thing I have done that has served as a distraction is to talk on the phone (as much as my throat would allow) or email with people…..but there is only so much of that to be had, and again it gets hard to concentrate for longer periods of time. I really feel what you are going through, and I hope so much that it will get better soon. You definitely have my sympathies and understanding.
I wonder if there is some place indoors that is air conditioned, like a shopping center or nice bookstore, that is near your house where your son could drop you off for a couple of hours. I don’t know about
you, but I love to browse in bookstores, and the atmosphere always seems to be relaxing and low key.
Do you like cooking or baking? Sometimes trying a new recipe is a good distraction, and one that can accommodate a limited scope of concentration when you are feeling a bit wired.
I will try to think of some more suggestions. In the meantime, please know you are not alone, because all of us are here for you and we really care about
you. I love reading your threads, as well as your posts to other people. You always having a caring way of lifting others up, and you really pay attention to what they have to say. I’m not much of an internet chatter, but if you ever want someone to talk to, you are always welcome to email me. I hope things improve soon, and I hope you know we will all be here to post with you when things are tough. Take care, and post again soon.
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