Mudcat Café message #4039349 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4039349
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
13-Mar-20 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
I am about 25 days out from the knee replacement and last night was my first better night's sleep in all of that time. My fitness tracker shows I have been waking an average of 11 times each night (typically I wake 1 to 3 times) because I struggle with a way to get comfortable. Last night it was only 6 times, and I can feel the difference. When my timer went off to take my nighttime dose of pain meds I went back to sleep and didn't wake up for the next nearly six hours. I think the knee is finally to the point where I can position it so the bursitis doesn't flare up. #BabySteps

For the last 3+ weeks I've been stuck at home in recovery mode, and since I have a recent surgical injury still mending it's all the more important to spend the next 2-4 weeks at home in dodge-the-coronavirus mode. I need to give myself a big task to do (that I can put down when I get tired) so I feel like I'm not in limbo for two months this year. Are any of the rest of you making a similar decision, and are you working on a goal at home to make the time productive for you? Michelle, I worry about you the most with a job in a public-facing agency that absolutely needs to be there to help clients. Are you able to help some of your clientele over the phone or do they have to appear in person?

I started a bit of a contretemps with a former co-worker when I suggested that the library not let students congregate in the library if they can't go to classes. The whole point of not having classes is to keep them socially separated for their health but they also have to have a care for the state employees (who may want to stay home as well). My coworker thought I would kick out the student employees without paying them, making it harder for them to eat. I'm hoping the emergency legislation that is underway now will allow students to be paid their regular hours - they shouldn't have to risk their lives to have food to eat. Same with so many minimum and low wage jobs (and those without paid sick leave). This is something unlike we've ever seen before, the paradigm has to shift radically and let people and businesses alike come out alive at the end of it.